The Latke: High
Fiber Recipes Even Your Bubba Would Love
Put on your yarmulke...here comes
matter which holiday you celebrate, choose high fiber foods if you
want to control overeating.
Eating high fiber foods will satisfy
your hunger and make you feel full. By selecting high fiber recipes
for Hanukkah, you can offer foods that could likely lower the
absorption of fats. That, my festive friends, is a great advantage for
avoiding the dreaded holiday weight gain. Just remember the goal is to
consume 25-35 grams of daily fiber.
The Hanukkah tradition of frying in oil
is considered the culinary symbol of lighting a menorah. What would
Hanukkah be without the latke? There are always some much-loved dishes
and foods on the table, but you can easily tweak those classics with
some precious grams of high fiber. Who knows? Maybe they will become
part of family tradition for years to come.
Fiberlady would like to share two
delectable, but very different high fiber latke (a.k.a. potato
pancakes) recipes. Your guests will be pleasantly surprised to learn
that fiber is not only delicious but nutritious! Enjoy!
Herbed White Bean and Zucchini Latkes 6
- 1 cup grated zucchini (about 4 ounces)
- 1 small onion, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 slices white bread
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 (15 oz) can white beans
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon snipped or chopped fresh
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried chervil
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh basil
- oil (for frying)
- Sprinkle zucchini lightly with salt
and drain in colander for 5 minutes.
- Rinse well, and squeeze in paper
towels to remove all excess water.
- Sauté zucchini with onion in butter
until limp but not browned.
- In a food processor sprinkle bread
with heavy cream.
- Add garlic, beans, eggs, cilantro,
thyme, chervil, basil and blend until
- Fold in sautéed zucchini.
- Drop by heaping tablespoons full in
a slightly oiled non-stick pan and fry
- 4 minutes per side over medium heat, or
until golden brown.
Total Fiber: 4 grams per latke
Cinnamon Apple Latkes 4-6 servings
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 cups cooking apples, chopped
- 3/4 cup flour, unsifted
- 1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
- oil for frying
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Beat eggs until light and foamy.
- Mix in 3 tablespoons sugar, salt,
1 teaspoon cinnamon, and water until
- Stir in chopped apple, flour and
grated lemon peel; mix well.
- Heat the oil in skillet.
- Drop 1/4 cup apple mixture into hot
oil. Flatten slightly. Fry on each side until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon
to make the topping.
- Sprinkle sugar-cinnamon mixture over
- Serve immediately.
Total Fiber: 3.5 grams per latke
Now that you are cookin', Fiberlady
invites you to consider the rest of your Hanukkah high fiber menu
starting with a festive roasted red pepper spread; spiced dates with
mascarpone cheese (may be served as appetizer or dessert); mixed
greens with walnut and roasted onion dressing; a crock pot version of
glazed tzimmes; a tangy sweet and sour brisket (sauerkraut is the
secret); and for dessert...Hanukkah noshers..chewish Jewish delights!
"Hanukkah only lasts for 8 nights, but a high fiber diet can last
a lifetime." Take it from Fiberlady.
Stephanie Shank (a.k.a.
Fiberlady) has studied good nutrition since her days of
mothering began 15 years ago which prompted her commitment
to a high fiber lifestyle and the development of her top
ranked website High