Saying back to school time is an adjustment is definitely an understatement…
After two months of summer break, getting back into a structured routine can some getting used to.
You need to get back into the habit of….
- Waking up early…
- Organizing carpool…
- Doing homework…
Oh and of course packaging healthy lunches!!
Of course in emergencies, your child can always purchase something in the cafeteria.
But bringing a lunch from home has so many amazing benefits.
1) As a parent, you are in control of what nutrients your child is getting.
2) Packing a lunch from home is very more affordable than the cafeteria.
3) No need to worry about misplacing lunch money.
What To Pack?
Okay, you know you want to pack your children a healthy lunch…
But the question is where to start?
Well if you keep on reading you will soon find out the secrets!
1) Pack Lunches The Night Before
When we are frazzled in the morning getting the kids out the door with lunch is not easy.
They secret is to pack launches the night before.
Organizing lunches the night before allows you to take your time and even get a little more sleep the next day.
The Importance Of a Healthy Lunch
Having a solid balanced lunch is crucial for kids – especially if they have longer days from after school activities.
Lunch is the period of the day where your child can refuel their body, and get a much-needed boost of energy.
We carry lots of cryo-vac deli options perfect for a high protein lunch!
Bonus Tip: If you have some extra time, you can even prepare lunches a few days in advance.
Stock up on Eppy’s Kosher Turkey Salami. It is low fat, low calorie and absolutely delicious!
If you made it this far we want to say thanks by sharing our one of our favorite recipes!
- Ground chicken browned/drained
- 1/2 Cup Diced onions
- 3/4 Cup Chopped tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp. Chilli powder
- 1 Tbsp. Onion powder
- 1 Tbsp. Garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp. Cumin
- 1 Tsp. Season salt
- Mix everything together in a pan
- Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes
- Fill in soft or hard taco shells.
- Top it with lettuce, tomato, guacamole and parve sour supreme
If you try out Tuesday Tacos take a photo and tag us we would love to see!
Traveling while keeping kosher can feel a little intimidating at first… but like any struggle in life the more you practice the easier it gets.
Of course, you can pick it up and learn to compromise on your own through trial and error…
But don’t forget, you can also learn from those who have already mastered it!
I have definitely picked up quite a few tips and tricks among my many travels and would love to share them with you.
Without further ado here are my top 4 tips on how to successfully travel while keeping kosher.
1) You Can Never Have Too Many Snacks
Snacks will be your best friend – especially if you are traveling with kids.
When packing your day bag be sure to bring a few extra snacks just in case.
When we travel, schedules can be unpredictable. If your day trip lasts a bit longer than you anticipated the last thing you want is to be starving with no snacks!
The type of snack you pack is up to you, but bags of nuts, dried fruit or granola bars are great since they are so compact.
Schedule Grocery Trips
Grocery store hours of operation don’t always compliment our schedules.
You can do your own research or ask around for nearby grocery stores opening hours.
Once you have got that figured out, you can add grocery visits into your daily itinerary without panic.
We carry our own products that can be found in grocery stores in the lower mainland.
If you happen to stumble across Eppy’s Kosher products at a local grocery store we highly recommend giving them a try.
We are located right near the corner of Oak St and W41st Ave in Vancouver.
Definitely, something to keep in mind if you are traveling nearby.
Inquire About A Mini Fridge
Having a mini fridge in your hotel rooms is a huge benefit! It allows you to bring back leftovers, order takeout or do full on grocery trips.
The best part is if you find yourself having a midnight craving you can simply open the fridge and enjoy just like you would at home.
Are You Ready?
These are just a handful of ways you can feel more confident about your travels and keeping kosher.
Of course, there is always more than one way to do something.
So with that being said, we would love to hear from you!
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone traveling while Kosher for the very first time?
Have you ever used any of the tips we mentioned above?
Let us know in the comments!
Kosher cooking is found all over the world.
The common bond of all kosher food is its adherence to Jewish dietary laws known as the “Kashrut”, but besides this, there is a rich and exciting array of regional cuisines from all over the world that can all be called kosher.
The kosher cooking is renowned and historic throughout Europe and the Middle East, but is now just as well known as a New York specialty thanks to immigration from Europe in the 20th century.
There are many laws guiding and concerning how meat is prepared, consumed, as well as how it can be served.
Firstly, the eating of pork and shellfish are strictly prohibited. Other rules concern how the animal is slaughtered, and dictate that the animal should be bled as much as possible before being cooked. Meat should also never be served with dairy.
World Renowned Dishes
Though it would be impossible to attempt to list all of the many wonderful kosher dishes that we all know and love, we thought we would offer a few of our favourites.
Here at Omnitsky Kosher, Reuben is always a real crowd pleaser, with corned beef, steamed sauerkraut, 1000 island, and flat grilled.
Our deli menu includes other delicious sandwiches like roast veal, our roast beef au jus, and the famous Noah’s Ark – pastrami, chopped liver, and coleslaw.
We also have a lot of fans of our traditional chicken wings (hot, honey garlic, salt & pepper, and sweet chili) and our jumbo hot dogs, with our own Omnitsky sausages, free of MSG and with options of skinless, gluten-free, and lactose-free.
For All Tastes
One dish that seems to have become widely recognized more and more in recent years is the delicious chicken soup with matzo balls. People say a good matzo ball soup can cure anything.
Now, if you want to go big, our giant chicken schnitzel – with chicken dipped in the yolk of eggs and then into breadcrumbs for a crisp exterior – can be served either open-faced or in a sandwich.
How about you? Do you have any kosher food favourites to share?
Post your comment below and make sure to check out our full menu or even better, stop by our deli restaurant at 5775 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC to enjoy delicious kosher cooking.
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For a taste of your favourite kosher, head to Omnitsky’s Kosher Deli at 5775 Oak Street in Vancouver where you can order food to die for or shop at the kosher grocery store. Our delicatessen has a large selection of fresh meat, poultry, and taste treats just like your bubbe (grandmother) used to make.
As well, there are grocery store items that range from beverages, snacks, dips and spreads, to mixes, spices, rice, barley, and pasta. There are also organic products, kosher cheeses, other kosher items, and more.
Order Some Super Tasty Kosher Food and Enjoy
Our comfortable restaurant is ready to welcome you for breakfast and lunch, and you can take home a ready-made dinner or buy all the products you need to make your own.
- Breakfast: Remember when a full breakfast started the day off right? Sit down to a breakfast sandwich and a side of breakfast potato, or salami, eggs and toast, or one of the other tasty breakfast specialties. You’ll feel good all day.
- Lunch: This is the place where you can wrap yourself around the perfect sandwich of plain or seeded rye bread piled high (1/3 pound!) with pastrami or corned beef while munching on a crispy, sour, kosher pickle. There are many choices of sandwiches assembled each day with fresh, locally made deli products.
- In simpler olden times, soup was homemade from scratch and it still is at Omnitsky’s. Select from a wide choice of soups ranging from butternut squash to beef and barley, and lots in between.
- Add a yummy side dish like meat knish (an Eastern European snack food), coleslaw and salads, and assorted kugels.
- Dinner: This is the ideal deli for picking up everything you need for dinner. You can choose from such items as fresh, prepared kosher poultry—chickens, turkeys, ducks, and Cornish game hens—or BBQ chickens, roast briskets, sweet and sour meatballs, and accompanied by fresh-made-daily salads, and tasty breads.
- Platters for Entertaining 15 to 20 Family and Friends: When celebrating a special event, trust Omnitsky’s to take the stress out of entertaining.
Pre-order platters loaded with veggies or fruits, or deli meats, or the luncheon and deli-delight platters of lox, herring, bread, egg and tuna salad, coleslaw, potato salad, and assorted breads. And there’s more! Just ask.
If you are longing for some of your favourite kosher foods, you’ll find Omnitsky’s Kosher Deli has everything you want and you can order your heart’s desire.
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