Brunchin’ on Friday Night

Before I make resolutions, I like to make plans. This year that means a Thursday night bash and brunch on Friday morning, or more likely afternoon, all right, I admit it… evening.

Let’s face it friends, brunch is without a doubt one of the greatest joys of any weekend. All the more reason to welcome the first weekend of 2016 with a brunch-for-dinner Friday night meal. So invite your friends, nurse your hangover, and serve up some brunch classics with a traditional Jewish twist.

Smoked Salmon Latke


Cooking For Keeps

Whatcha gonna do with all those leftover potatoes? Whether you have tons of leftover frozen latkes chilling in your freezer or you’re in mad withdrawal from those eight crazy nights, Shabbrunch is the perfect excuse to add them to the menu.

Have fun with the toppings. For a healthier base, choose sweet potato or zucchini over white potato. For extra fiber, add apples or broccoli into the latke mix or as a garnish on top. Instead of sour cream, swap in Greek yogurt or crème fraiche with scallions, capers, parsley, or dill for aesthetic flair.

Check out this recipe here.

Omelet Bites


Men’s Health

Big or small, eggs are a great source of protein at any time of the day. If you’re feeling like a whole omelet, go for it. Choose an extra protein, like chicken or feta, a healthy fat, like avocado or olives, and as many veggies as you like.

For group dinners, egg bites are easier to serve. For a healthier bite, use mostly egg whites in the mix and load up on colorful vegetables. And of course, two of my favorite words: turkey bacon.

Check out this recipe here.

Red Sangria


Lemon Tree Dwelling

Swap out the standard Bloody Mary or Mimosa for some red wine to celebrate Shabbat. With cranberries and spices in season, there’s no better time to prepare a tasty, mulled red wine recipe for your friends.

To make the sangria a bit healthier, let the spices boost the flavor and don’t add sugar.

Check out this recipe here.

Pastrami On Challah

Throw some lean pastrami meat on some challah and top with your favorite fixings. Mustard, veggies, or lox are some great ways to boost flavor and health count. If you can’t seem to part with some Jewish rye, eat some challah separately and prepare the sandwich as you wish.

So go ahead and get brunchin’!



About the author: Isadora Baum is an independent Holistic Health Coach, focusing on integrative nutrition, exercise and stress reduction. She is passionate about helping others feel healthier and happier in their own skin. With a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and a certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, her knowledge and personal experiences enable her to see the individual as a whole and tailor sessions according to his or her needs. Learn more about her at


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