December 20th, 2011

3 Vegan Healthy Hanukkah Recipes

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Green Hanukkah

As Hanukkah (the Jewish festival of lights) settles in for eight days tonight at sundown, traditional Hanukkah foods find their way onto tables around the world.  It’s surprising to many that much of the food we eat is already vegan without even putting forth an effort. Tweaking simple, traditional Hanukkah recipes into vegan and vegetarian dishes is an easy way to make a big impact on your health and the health of the planet.

Why vegan or vegetarian?

  • Vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat, fish, fowl, or, in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese.
  • Veganism (vegan pronounced VEE-gun) is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients.

Veganism, the natural extension of vegetarianism, is an integral component of a cruelty-free lifestyle. Living vegan provides numerous benefits to animals’ lives, to the environment, and to our own health–through a healthy diet and lifestyle.

The UN estimates the meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate climate change. Each year the average American eats 200 pounds of meat.  Eating a plant-based diet isn’t just kind to animals and good for your health (and waistline!), it’s also the single most effective thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

In the spirit of a green and healthy Hanukkah here are a few recipes for traditional Hanukkah foods in their vegan form.

vegan potato latke

Vegan baked latkes. Jewish or not, these traditional Hanukkah potato pancakes will work year round. They won me over because they are baked rather than fried.  Use organic ingredients for an extra dose of healthy eating. Serve them up with some applesauce and you can’t go wrong.

Vegan sweet potato latkes. It’s challenging to find a vegan latke recipe since most call for eggs. This recipe changes up the traditional latke recipe and uses flax meal, sweet potatoes and buckwheat flour.

Homemade unsweetened applesauce. This recipe is delicious, simple and doesn’t have any added sugar. Make a batch and pile it on top of those latkes.

Wishing everyone who celebrates Hanukkah a wonderful holiday.

Do you have any favorite vegan healthy Hanukkah dishes? Please share in the comments!

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11 Responses to “3 Vegan Healthy Hanukkah Recipes”

  1. I have never had latkes, but I want to now!! Yum!

  2. Oh these all sound so delicious!!

  3. I love latkes! And am so happy you included applesauce–it’s such a perfect compliment :)

  4. They are delicious Stephanie! in each of the recipes the latkes are baked. Traditional latkes are fried with oil in a pan. Always trying to make things a little healthier!

  5. They really are Alicia. We had them last night and my kids devoured them.

  6. Hi Hannah! For some reason they taste so much better with applesauce!

  7. Mmm… potato pancakes with applesauce! My mouth is watering and it’s only 7 am. :) So great of you to promote veganism even at this time of year!

  8. You can have them for breakfast Andrea! Why not? Veganism is actually easy to incorporate into any meal. So many dishes and foods are already vegan without any effort.

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