How To Order Healthier Foods In Restaurants

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Healthier Ways to Eat Out in Restaurants

When I eat out I want to enjoy the social experience, the restaurant ambiance and the food. I also want to feel good in my body afterwards.

Sadly, restaurant food often includes more fat (oils, butter, margarine) in cooking and in sauces and dressings and does not include enough minimally processed vegetables, fruits and starches (rice, potato,sweet potato, etc).  Many people looking for healthier options resort to eating salads, which leave them feeling hungry and unsatisfied.

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Rabbi Kook’s Vision of a Jewish Vegetarian World

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Rabbi Kook's vision for a vegetarian world.

Many of us associate Shabbat and holidays with heavy meat meals, to the point where meat-eating almost seems like an integral part of the Jewish religion. But here’s something you may not know: about a hundred years ago, a leading rabbi wrote that eating meat was far from the Jewish ideal.

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of British Mandatory Palestine, a renowned scholar and the founder of a Zionist yeshiva in Jerusalem. In 1902-03, he published articles in which he declared vegetarianism to be the ideal Jewish way to eat.

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Interview with Fermentation Expert: Sandor Katz

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Sandor Katz is a food writer, a DIY food activist, and fermentation expert. Katz is the author of two renowned fermentation books: Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation. The latter received a James Beard award. He teaches fermentation workshops around the globe.

I got Sandor’s Katz book Wild Fermentation in 2008 and started making sauerkraut. Since then, fermenting food is part of my weekly kitchen routine.  For the past two years, I have been making vegan kimchi and eating it daily.

Enjoy this special interview!

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Dear Jewish Food Hero: How Can I Eat Healthier While Traveling?

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How to eat healthy while traveling

Dear Jewish Food Hero: How Can I Eat Healthier While Traveling?

I would like to eat healthier when I travel for work and holidays. When I travel now, I tend to snack on “treats” all day and end up feeling more hungry.  When I eat in restaurants, I try to order a salad so I eat vegetables but this never fills me up and it is expensive.  And after a while, salads don’t feel fun.

Emotionally, I judge myself about my meals not being healthy and wish I could figure out how to eat more vegetables and fruits. Can you suggest how I can have fun while eating healthier while traveling?

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The Healthiest Fruits to Eat on Tu B’Shvat

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Healthy fruits to eat

Tu B’Shvat has evolved through the ages and has been associated with agriculture, Israel and environmentalism. But no matter what the association of the holiday, the custom of eating fruit has endured.

Today, most people accept the idea that how we eat affects the environment. When we eat correctly, we don’t overburden the environment. When we avoid or reduce dairy and meat consumption, we use fewer environmental resources to produce our food. Eating only what we need leaves more natural foods for others in the world and for the future. Tu B’Shvat is a good time to remind ourselves of this message.

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Surprising Jewish Quotes on the Environment

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Surprising Jewish Quotes on the Environment // jewishfoodhero.comJudaism and environmentalism often seem like two separate things. Environmentalism is often seen as a modern movement, which came into being because of the erosion of our natural resources, largely as a result of man’s overuse. But, actually, the Bible itself talks about the importance of appreciating and caring for the planet. And sages and scholars throughout the ages have added to these ideas, providing us with inspiration for doing our best to protect nature.

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From the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Sweet Date Balls

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From The Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Sweet Date Balls // jewishfoodhero.com

These 3-ingredient vegan and gluten-free treats are easy to make, delicious and healthy.  Your children will love them and they’ll enjoy helping to make them as well.

They are a  perfect dessert for Tu B’Shvat (when dates are a symbolic food) and during Passover (as they contain all kosher for Passover ingredients).  They can be served at room temperature or cold.  I make them all year long and keep them in my freezer.

They taste like a healthy “Snickers” bar.

This recipe was inspired by a treat that can be found at the Vietnamese market in Ho Chi Minh City.

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5 Simple Ways to Cook with Less Oil

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5 simple ways to cook with less oil // jewishfoodhero.com

Many of us cook with a lot more oil than we really need. I know I used to. These days, I use almost no oil in my cooking. Whether you’re looking to eliminate oil entirely or just reduce the amounts you eat, you can follow these simple tips to skillfully cook with less oil.

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