Here’s your healthy tips in preparation of Shabbos (Jewish Sabbath) for those of you who aren’t used to cooking for yourself or have very limited time.
1. If eating by other people (“by other people” means “at other people’s homes” in plain English), call ahead and tell them that you are on a special diet and that you are avoiding sugar, corn and gluten/flour. Make the host aware so that they can either modify their recipes accordingly or let you know which dishes contain those ingredients and which ones don’t (...)
2. It is best to try to hear Kiddish (a blessing said over wine or grape juice in honor of the Sabbath) in Shul (synagogue) so that you won’t have to consume all that sugary grape juice because you can be yotsei (receive) someone else’s bracha.(bessing). If making your own Kiddish, use red wine and try to consume the minimum Halachic amount (the amount required by the Torah). Rabbis differ on what that is. Here is an explanation. http://halachipedia.com/index.php?title=Kiddush#Obligation.
In fact, consuming a glass of red wine daily has been found to be extremely healthy. One study showed that it can actually help to regulate blood sugar levels! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1331911/Glass-red-wine-day-treats-diabetes-helping-body-regulate-blood-sugar-levels.html
3. Also if eating by other people, bring your own gluten-free oat challah (bread) and drop it off there before Shabbat (Sabbath). Keep in mind that you will probably not have to give up bread forever. If following my weight loss and healthy eating plan, after your blood sugar levels normalize (for those with metabolic syndrome or Diabetes) and after your gut heals (for those of you with gut issues such as Celiac disease) you may actually be able to enjoy bread again in limited quantities! In fact, Sourdough bread is quite healing to the gut and much closer to the bread that our sages recommended for excellent health!
4. Ask your host which dishes contain sugar and avoid those. For dessert, ask your host if he/she has any fruit on hand. Fruit is not only a delicious dessert alternative, but also highly nutritious and full of beneficial fiber that counteracts the natural sweetness.
5. Always skip the sugary beverages you are offered and have water or plain seltzer instead.
6. If eating on your own in your own home, this is what we always have at my home:
And THAT my friends is a healthy Shabbos!! Shabbat Shalom!
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Source: Tips for a Healthy Shabbos for SIngles and Working Moms