Whether you spell it Hanukkah, Chanuka or perhaps Chrismukah (for the years — including 2016 — when two winter holidays align), the traditional foods for the eight-day Jewish festival are not exactly the healthiest.
During Hanukkah, many Jews eat oily fried foods such as sufganiyot (filled doughnuts) and latkes (potato pancakes) to celebrate the miracle depicted in the Hanukkah story of a small quantity of oil lasting for eight days — long enough for more oil to be prepared.
This year, try these simple yam and scallion latkes as a flavorful and healthier alternative to the traditional white potato latkes. One serving (2-3 latkes) includes all of the vitamin A you need for the day. And you can limit the quantity of oil used by baking or lightly pan-frying these latkes. Serve with nonfat Greek yogurt and no-sugar-added (or homemade) applesauce.
Servings: 5 (2-3 latkes per serving)