Traditional potato latkes are delicious but they contain too much fat and make me gain weight. In order to avoid holiday weight gain, I prefer a healthier alternative to the traditional grated-potato latke recipe.
Try either of these healthy baked latkes made of root vegetables or cabbage to avoid weight gain and feel super fabulous.
Also this super healthy Turmeric Apple Sauce recipe will help you stay healthy through Cold and Flu season.
* Root Vegetable Baked Latkes Recipe
- 1 cup russet potato, shredded
- 1 cup parsnip, shredded
- 1 cup yellow squash, shredded and peeled
- 1 cup zucchini, shredded
- 1 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 4-5 tbsp whole-wheat flour
- 3-4 eggs
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all ingredients, form latkes and bake in a hot oven for 10-15 minutes or until crispy. Then turn them over and bake for 10 minutes more.
Cabbage Latkes Recipe
- 2 cups cabbage, finely grated
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp onions, chopped
- 2-3 tbsp whole-wheat flour
- salt and pepper to taste
- olive oil as needed
Mix cabbage, eggs and onions; add flour and season to taste.
Form latkes with warm hands. Fry latkes in olive oil, over medium-high heat, for 4-5 minutes until firm and browned on both sides.
Turmeric Apple Sauce Recipe
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger and cook, stirring, until light brown and aromatic, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in turmeric and cloves. Cook until the spices are fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute more. Scrape the spices into the applesauce in a small bowl and stir well to combine. (adopted from www.eatingwell. com)
Bon Appetit and Happy Hanukkah!
Breathe, smile and be happy.
© Irina Wardas, HHC
Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach and Counselor