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Sweet Potato Latkes


A few facts about latkes: Latkes are a Jewish food and are traditionally served on Hanukkah. They’re traditionally made from potatoes because potatoes were plentiful in Eastern Europe. They’re traditionally fried in oil or rendered poultry fat. These facts may point you toward an important conclusion: Latkes are delicious, culturally significant…and not really that good for your body. Unless you make them this way, with nutrient-dense sweet potatoes and by switching up the cooking method.

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Sweet potatoes are a nutritionally-sweet deal! These tasty tubers are higher in fiber, beta-carotene, and vitamin C than white potatoes, and they’re great sources of complex carbohydrates! By baking these puppies instead of frying them, you’re cutting down on unnecessary fat. Amp up the volume with the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg makes these latkes super tasty, and provides an antioxidant boost! For a delicious complement to these little treats, try adding a dollop of reduced-fat sour cream and unsweetened applesauce.

Sweet potatoes are a great source of complex carbohydrates and are higher in fiber, and vitamin C than white potatoes. They also contain carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for eye health and vision performance.



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