Have a Happy, Healthier Hanukkah
The 'Recipe Doctor' lightens some traditional favorites
By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
Reviewed by Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD
The Festival of Lights is a time of joy and celebration, but it's not always so joyous to read the calorie counts of some of the oil-heavy dishes traditionally served during this holiday!
Not to worry. Here are some lightened-up, but still flavorful, versions of Hanukkah favorites: brisket, latkes with applesauce -- even doughnuts.
Brisket With Wine-Soaked Apricots
The preferred way to prepare brisket is with long, slow cooking. Brisket is a pretty high-fat meat, but you can make it leaner by trimming off all the visible fat before cooking. This recipe can be made in the oven or on the stovetop.
3-4 pound beef brisket
Yield: 8-10 servings
Per serving (if 8 servings and using a 3-pound brisket): 335 calories, 35 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 10 g fat, 2.7 g saturated fat, 94 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 58 mg sodium.
Serve these with homemade light applesauce (see below), fat-free or light sour cream, and chopped green onions.
2 cups peeled and shredded Russet potatoes, firmly packed (about 1 pound)
Yield: 10 latkes
Per latke: (if 2 teaspoons of canola used): 71 calories, 3 g protein, 12 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fat (0.2 g saturated fat, 0.7 g monounsaturated fat, 0.4 g polyunsaturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 237 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 19%.
Homemade Light Applesauce
This is a nice applesauce to enjoy anytime, but especially with latkes during Hanukkah. You don't need to get your blender dirty; you just need a potato masher and a little elbow grease.
3 pounds apples (whichever type you prefer), peeled, cored, and chopped (about 8 cups)
Yield: 8, 1/2-cup servings
Per serving: 110 calories, 0.5 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 0.6 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 3.5 g fiber, <1 mg sodium.
Jelly Doughnut Muffins
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