Healthy Israel Independence Day Celebration


healthy israel independence day celebration

Healthy Israel Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday with everyone’s favorite Middle Eastern cuisine classics- but the healthy way! Discover a nutritious and flavorful chopped salad with tehina recipe, delicious hummus for all of your dipping needs, as well as tips and a recipe on how to create better-for-you falafel balls. Your friends and family will feel as though they have been transported right into the Holy Land, for we’re bringing the flavors and aromas of Israel’s favorite foods right to your kitchen. A healthy Israel Independence Day celebration is possible, and we’re so excited to honor this special day the right way. (Featured image courtesy of @moshesfalafel on Instagram.)

Menu and Recipes

What’s Israel Independence Day without pita stuffed with warm falafel?! Swap traditional white pita breads for whole-wheat ones, where you’ll be able to maximize the nutritional value. Cut each pita bread in half for portion-control. Now it’s time to start filling the pockets! Start with creating your healthy falafel balls. The secret? Oven bake them instead of frying! The main ingredient in falafel is chickpeas (or garbanzo beans), so make sure you’re well stocked up. The rest of the ingredients are primarily spices for extra flavor, so you can easily whip up the goodness in no time. Check out SimpleHealthyKitchen for all ingredients and simple-to-follow instructions.

healthy israel independence day celebration

Colorful veggies, please! Next, fill up your pita pocket with an Israeli-inspired Chopped Salad with Tehina Zaatar recipe.  This salad is so good you can even use it as a main-course dish! Vegetables such as olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and peppers taste delicious with the Middle Eastern flavors from the tehina zaatar dressing. Mix in pouches of Garden Vegetable Levana Nourishments for extra nutritional benefits and protein.

What healthy Israel Independence Day celebration is complete without a homemade Hummus Recipe?! Use this hummus as a spread or dip- the perfect way to top off your healthy pita creation! Did you know that “hummus” means “chickpea” in Hebrew? Adding Garden Vegetable Levana Nourishments packets make this already protein-packed recipe (thank you, chickpeas!), even more nutritious and delicious. You’ll be happy to see that this delicious recipe has a short ingredient list- so you can spend more time devouring it!

For an even more authentic experience, add toppings such as hot peppers and pickles to your healthy Israel Independence Day celebration. After all, Israel does cuisine in the best health and style. To many more years!

-Talya Hyman

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