Even though our focus is on teshuvah, we still need to eat – both before and after the fast. After in our family is the easiest. We like to break all fasts with soup and bread. It’s soothing and filling – but not too filling. Usually we prefer a pareve or dairy soup but after Yom Kippur, we like something heartier so I usually pick a meat option. Check out GKC’s soup section  and try something new for your family.
Before the fast, it’s appropriate to have a festive meal, beginning with bread  and moving through the other courses. We like to eat chicken  here because it’s a little lighter than beef and some bland sides  (harder to find on GKC because we like to think of our sides as anything but!). We finish off the meal with some refreshing fruit – watermelon or honeydew perhaps. GKC wishes all its readers an easy and meaningful fast and would like express its hope for a peaceful year for the land of Israel and all the Jewish people.