Here's Your Complete 9 Days Menu Plan
It can be challenging to think of lunch or dinner ideas over the 9 days. Even if your family doesn't usually eat too much meat during the week, the restriction can feel limiting and leave us scratching our heads.
We're here to remove all doubt- just follow our meal plan below. All the recipes are delicious, satisfying, casual, and easy.
And for all the picky eaters in your life, ehm the kids, see our 9 days recipe roundup for kids here.
Monday Lunch: Asian Style Salad by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
The crunch of the fresh veggies and chow mein noodles, the creamy peanut butter dressing, and the hearty burger make this salad both filling and crazy delicious! This salad won’t leave your stomach wondering where the main course is...
Monday Dinner: Taco Board with 15-Minute Vegetarian Chili by Sarah Lasry
This no-brainer recipe uses my favorite shortcut. Secret ingredient: baked beans and canned beans. They make for the fastest chili. If you want you can also make this dairy or meaty with serving a side of nacho cheese or shredded cheese, or you can toss in some chopped meat.
It takes legit 15 minutes to make this chili. Add some tacos and all the fixings, throw it on a sheet pan, and bring it out to the backyard porch. Dinner is served. And it doesn’t even have to be a Tuesday.
Tuesday Lunch: Wraps with Grilled Portobello, Feta Cheese, and Pesto by Brynie Greisman
This wrap pairs the earthy flavor of the portobellos with the mild salty feta cheese and robust green-olive pesto. A winner by all standards.
Tuesday Dinner: Crispy Oven-Fried Flounder and Cajun Sweet Potato Chips by Chayie Schlisselfeld
The baked flounder has crispy breading yet a moist interior. Paired with sweet potato chips and an easy homemade tartar sauce, fish and chips is a great supper everyone at your table will enjoy.
Wednesday Lunch: When Greek Meets Caesar Salad by Victoria Dwek
Salad dressings are supposed to add flavor, but this one also adds nutritional content. Most of us can eat a Caesar-style salad any day with any dairy meal. Now, with no mayo or egg yolks and very minimal oil, it’s actually a healthful side. This dressing is also a great option for those who are allergic to eggs. Now that I’m using Greek on my Caesar, I ought to try using Greek on my Greek.
Wednesday Dinner: Falafel and Cauliflower Bowl
Enjoy this fabulous vegetarian filling meal!
Thursday Lunch: Tropical Smoothie Bowl by Sina Mizrahi
This is a kid favorite. It’s fresh and light and heavily sweetened with fruit — ideal to offer to an uninitiated smoothie drinker. The added coconut and dates give it a tropical feel, along with the strawberries and kiwi. Don’t forget the hemp seeds; they’re an excellent source of Omega 3s and have a chewy, nutty texture.
Thursday Dinner: Pizza Quiche by Chayie Schlisselfeld
Who says being a grown-up means you can never eat pizza? Enjoy this delicious "crossover" dish guilt-free, as it is also low in fat.
Be sure to have a hydrating and filling Shabbat meal before Tisha B'Av starts.
You can find amazing break-fast recipes here.