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Passover the Healthy Way

As Passover approaches, you no doubt want to prepare delicious meals that don’t sabotage your guests’ many different nutrition and dietary needs. Two recipes from the new book, Passover the Healthy Way, are sure to please and will in no way be passed over! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!)

Chicken with Honey Wine Sauce










Serving Size: 1 chicken quarter

Number of Servings: 8



2 whole chickens, cut into quarters (~1.5 lbs. each)

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 cup dry red wine

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tsp. dried thyme

1 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. dried sage

1⁄4 cup honey



1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Place chicken in a large, deep roasting pan.

3. Sprinkle with pepper.

4. Combine remaining ingredients, stirring to dissolve honey.

5. Pour over chicken.

6. Roast, basting frequently, until chicken is tender and browned, about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours.


Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 255

Total fat: 5 g

Saturated Fat: 1.5 g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g

Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5 g

Cholesterol: 115 mg

Protein: 35 g

Carbohydrate: 10 g

Dietary Fiber: 0 g

Sodium: 129 mg


Craisin Almond Macaroons








Serving Size: 2 macaroons

Number of Servings: 16



1⁄2 cup sugar

4 tbsp. matzoh meal

6 egg whites

1 tsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. cinnamon

1⁄4 tsp. ground ginger

1 cup craisins, chopped

1 cup whole almonds, ground in food processor



1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Make a mix of matzoh meal and 1 tbsp. sugar; set aside.

3. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form and add the remaining sugar. Beat until the consistency of marshmallow.

4. Add lemon juice, cinnamon, and ginger.

5. Gently fold in craisins and ground almonds.

6. Drop by teaspoonful onto cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle matzoh meal and sugar mixture over macaroons.

7. Bake 13-15 minutes.



Calories: 115

Total Fat: 4.5 g

Saturated Fat: 0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g

Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Protein: 3 g

Carbohydrate: 16 g

Dietary Fiber: 2 g

Sodium: 21 mg


Source: Posted with permission from Passover the Healthy Way by Bonnie R. Giller, MS, RD, CDN, CDE.



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