Tisha B'Av, the saddest day of the year,is coming up(begins Saturday Nt)
What's Tisha B'Av ?
This means that the last meal before the fast will be eaten late Shabbos afternoon (Shalosh Seudot).
How can we make that meal count so that we have the stamina for the fast?
1- check local time the fast begins (don't let this be a surprise, rushed "quicky" meal)
2- avoid caffeine and salt (or at least reduce)
3- avoid the temptation to overeat at this meal (indigestion will not make the fast easier)
4- hydrate- drink plenty of water and other non-caffeinated beverages (powerade, gatorade too)
5- make the meal carb heavy *gluten free carbs - sweet potato, alternative pastas,alternative breads/muffins
6- include fresh fruits and vegetables that are packed with water (ex cucumbers, watermelons)
Pre-Fast Meal Ideas:
rolls (whole wheat, or gluten free versions- see below)
pasta salad (sesame noodles, couscous salad, tabouleh, quinoa salads)
cut vegetables(lots of cucumbers) with dips (not too salty)
plenty of cold drinks (water, powerade, juices)
carb heavy dessert (nothing fried though)
UP Next.... Post Fast Suggestions
|Gluten Free Rolls|
cold pasta salad recipes (can be customized for gluten free)
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