By Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist
Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate this festival of light. Like most holidays, food is how we connect, show love and practice cultural traditions. Of course eight nights of gifts are pretty great for kids too! Potato latkes are one of my all time favorite foods, any time of year. Traditionally doused in eggs, breaded and deep fried, I like to take this opportunity for a healthier spin on a classic dish. No need to forgo flavor or visual appeal; it’s all about adding in more goodness.
Wonder if sweet potatoes are better than white potatoes? No need to pick just one, I find that combining the two gives you the nutritional best-of-both-worlds plus keeps the texture and color more familiar to the family. You can even add in purple potatoes for additional antioxidants.
Serve up a side of homemade (and cheap) applesauce or try our raw blueberry applesauce for a fun twist. Skip the sour cream and try our savory cashew cream instead. If you prefer dairy, go for organic, plain Greek yogurt to up the protein content.
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Serving Size: 1 latke
Trans Fat: 0g