Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is one of the holiest days of the year for Jews. I keep our Yom Kippur Break Fast light and very healthy. After going without food and water for over 24 hours it’s important to reintroduce food in a simple way!
Fasting for Yom Kippur begins 20 minutes before sundown and ends after nightfall the following day. Jewish fast days include abstaining from both food and water. Because a liquid-free fast can be stressful, I do not include a lot of sweets or spicy food when we break our fast at Yom Kippur.
My husband grew up with a break fast that focused on heavy foods and rich desserts. Still, every year he thanks me for making light food that helps him to feel good after fasting for Yom Kippur.
Paleo Yom Kippur Break Fast Menu
I start our break fast by serving hot apple cider which provides comforting liquid and calories. I skip this drink since I’m on a Keto Diet. I also serve one of my favorite soup recipes in small mugs to our guests. This is incredibly refreshing and eases the thirst that builds up during a long fast. How do you like to break your Yom Kippur fast?
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first published it in 2012.