1. Eat properly throughout the day: Don’t starve yourself during the day to 'save' your calories for the seder. That means two well balanced meals prior to the seder and at least one snack.
2. Plan accordingly: If you don’t think there will be any healthy options at your seder offer to bring something. This way you’ll have something healthy and be a great guest!
3. Skimp on the matzoh: This wont be an issue for most of you, but if you’re a matzoh lover like me this rule is for you. I know, you have to have a few bites (and that’s totally fine!) but try not to have much more. Although you can get some healthier matzohs (spelt, rye, etc.) none of them are health foods.
4. Fill your plate properly: Make sure you fill your plate with healthy fats, protein, and greens. This is the key to having a satisfying meal. Without all these elements you’re more likely to indulge in more than just a bit of dessert.
5. Stay away from processed packaged Passover foods: Packaged foods are often filled with unhealthy fats, sugars, and salt…a healthy diet disaster!
6. Stay hydrated: Often times thirst is mistaken for hunger. Make sure you drink enough water during the day to keep your appetite in check.
7. Enjoy! There’s a fine line between over indulging and feeling deprived. Feeling deprived can make it nearly impossible to maintain your healthy diet. Choose 1 treat at the seder that your really want and enjoy a single portion of it!