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] If you've never had Latkes, the Hanukkah staple, do not miss that. These crunchy, savory potato pancakes are often served with applesauce or sour cream, forcing your palate's roof. Not to mention, it's an amazing pre-workout snack.
However, these traditional delicacies are not necessarily easy to clean. However, Trader Joe has found a solution to this problem. They have just made healthier Latkes debut, made entirely from cauliflower (and do not worry – you do not have to compromise on taste).
You can find these treats in the frozen aisle, which come in packs of six to keep the overdose to a minimum. Like their prototype potato, these cauliflower laths are "lightly fried (in sunflower oil) until they are completely crispy, the exterior and tender interior," says Trader Joes. They are also cheesy (thanks to Parmesan cheese), onions (thanks to leek) and "ready to be devoured". Ripened cauliflower produced by an Italian supplier is held together by starch and rice flour and is therefore gluten-free. (Incidentally, you should celebrate Hanukkah's self-care with eight lazy nights.)
As for nutrient breakdown, one serving is in two parts and costs only 170 calories. But with 7 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, and 21 grams of carbs, you may want to think again before chewing these eight nights in a row. That said, these treats contain 7 grams of protein (!!), 2 grams of fiber, calcium and iron – and thus provide some legitimate nutritional benefits. Not to mention, cauliflower is one of the top 25 most important fruit and vegetable products, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is also very rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants – both of which can help prevent chronic diseases.
And like all good Trader Joe's finds, they are economical; A box of these cauliflower pancakes costs only $ 4. Unfortunately, they are seasonal, so they will not be there forever. (Translation: Run to TJ, ASAP.) Can not you get one? Also, this healthy recipe for baked sweet potato latkes should make it.