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3 Healthy, Delicious Thanksgivukkah Recipes

November 25, 2013

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Thanksgiving is a day most of us spend sitting around the table with family and friends, giving thanks, laughing, and of course…eating.

So that goes double this year when Thanksgiving falls on the first day of Hanukkah, something that won’t happen again for more than 75,000 years.

Since Thanksgivukkah is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, you might as well take advantage of the opportunity to prepare some unique fusion dishes!

Here are three nutritious and delicious Thanksgivukkah recipes that will WOW your loved ones.

1. Baked potato pancakes via Happy Herbivore
This recipe calls for baking instead of frying, which means you completely avoid the use of oil when cooking the potato pancakes. It also substitutes eggs for flaxseed mixed with water, making them a vegan version of the classic Hanukkah dish. Add a Thanksgiving touch by topping the potato pancakes with a dollop of sugarless cranberry sauce.

2. Pumpkin tzimmes via Fork & Swoon
Seasonal vegetables like pumpkin, parsnip, and carrots are the perfect foundation for this play on a traditional Jewish stew. It’s a very versatile dish, too – it can be made savory with thyme, salt, and crushed red pepper, or sweet with honey, prunes, and raisins.

3. Sweet potato kugel via Cheap Healthy Good
Fall spices including cinnamon and nutmeg and all-natural sweeteners like raisins and the juice of an orange are used to season this holiday fusion recipe. Take one part Thanksgiving’s signature sweet potatoes and add a dash of Hanukkah kugel (a baked casserole) and you’ve got yourself the perfect Thanksgivukkah dish!

What healthy Thanksgivukkah recipe will you and your family be whipping up this year?