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Eating Right During the Festival of Lights
By Alejandra Owens, December 12, 2011 09:03 AM
This is a guest post by Annie Lynsen, on loan to AARP from Small Act.
From the latkes fried in oil and served with sour cream to the (often) fatty brisket, Hanukkah can be a trying time for those trying to eat healthier.
But it doesn't have to be. Here are several collections of healthier Hanukkah recipes that whittle down the calories, fat and cholesterol while remaining delicious.
- Eating Well offers healthier versions of several classic recipes, including Golden Turmeric Latkes with Applesauce, Oven Barbecued Brisket and Bold Winter Greens Salad.
- The Atlantic has tons of tasty, healthy twists on traditional Hanukkah fare, including Zucchini-Potato Latkes With Tzatziki, Roasted Pheasant With Wheat Berry Salad and Squash, and Chickpea And Red Lentil Stew.
- Rodale will keep your waistline slim with its recipes for Pumpkin Kugel, Challah Bread Braid and Braised Beef Brisket.
- Eat Drink Better tempts the taste buds with recipes for a vegan Hanukkah celebration, including Chickpea Cakes With Beet Horseradish Salad, Sweet Potato Kugel and Grilled Veggie Pesto Matzah (or Pasta) Lasagna.
What's your favorite way to maintain a healthy lifestyle over the holidays?
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