To celebrate this holiday, it’s traditional to eat apples dipped in honey (yum!) to symbolize a sweet start to the New Year. The meaningful sentiment (attached to a delicious treat, no less) is a great, positive mindfulness exercise, regardless of whether you observe Rosh Hashanah.
Tonight’s sundown marks the beginning of the holiday, which lasts until sundown on September 22, so now’s the perfect time to get your fill of the antioxidant-rich fruit. Below is a roundup of healthy and tasty recipes (including vegan, gluten-free and Paleo options) to get your apple juices flowing.
Keep scrolling to check out 5 apple-packed recipes.
An apple pear cake is already a crowd-pleaser, but this recipe is especially fitting for the Rosh Hashanah festivities, as it uses honey instead of sugar.
This recipe is like the caramel apples of your childhood (minus the cavities and endless amounts of added sugar). Bonus: It’s vegan!
Paleo-friendly and gluten-free, this cake is the baked version of all the best parts of fall—apple picking, cinnamon everything, and honey.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Since the traditional apples-and-honey pairing is an easy finger food, stay on theme with these apple baklava bites.
For help with your holiday celebrations, here’s how to throw a stress-free party and how to do a post-holiday mental and physical detox.