Healthy & Creative Twists to Traditional Latke Recipes

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December 3, 2013 by thehealthyheartcenter

Latkes are a traditional Hanukkah treat enjoyed by many for eight days of the year. These delicious, fried potato pancakes are a trademark of this special holiday known as the “Festival of Lights” to those of Jewish faith. Unfortunately, latkes are often fried in oil and served with fatty condiments such as sour cream. Care2.com shares creative and healthy alternatives to traditional latke recipes. These recipes offer healthier ways to cook and flavor one of your favorite holiday treats. Even though Hanukkah is drawing to a close this thursday night, it’s not too late to try out some of these ideas for yourself! 

  • Zucchini Latkes: a great way to add fiber, vitamins, and minerals!
  • Sweet Potato Latkes: get a heartier taste with Vitamin A, Beta-carotene, and fiber!
  • Gluten-free Latkes: even those with Celiac Disease can enjoy this recipe!
  • Oven-baked Latkes: traditional latkes cooked in a healthier way to slash calories and fat!

 

Visit Care2.com’s website for full instructions on how to cook up these delicious recipes: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/make-a-better-latke-for-hanukkah.html 

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http://www.care2.com/greenliving/make-a-better-latke-for-hanukkah.html 

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Authors

Dr. Wali Gauvin

Kendra Fink RD CPT

Jessica Griffin: Intern

Julianna Yi: Intern

Marielle Mangano: Intern

Jackie Page: Intern

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