Spiralized Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes.

Oh, hello!

I hope you’ve all be having a good week, especially since it’s Hanukkah!!! Mine was off to a rocky start after being called in for jury-duty…there was also a false alarm of me having to stay there until THE 18th (aka two whole weeks of life gone), but the universe let me off the hook. Thus, I was able to do something in the holiday spirit I’ve been wanting to do for ages. Make latkes!

Dancing for Donuts | Spiralized Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes

These are definitely not your average latkes. They’re muuuuuch healthier, and much easier to make as well. Simply spiralize a sweet potato, a zucchini, coat it in an egg and spice mixture, and throw it in the oven! I topped mine with cinnamon greek yogurt (mix a container of non fat plain yogurt w/1 tsp cinnamon) and unsweetened applesauce. I’d never spiralized a sweet potato before, but it was so easy guys. And this recipe actually turned out better than I’d planned, so I highly suggest whipping these up before the last night of Hanukkah 🙂

Dancing for Donuts | Spiralized Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes

Spiralized Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes

1 medium sweet potato, peeled

2 medium zucchinis, peeled

1 egg + 1 egg white

1 tbsp flour

1 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

plain greek yogurt + cinnamon for dipping (optional)

unsweetened applesauce for dipping (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. Prep a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. *They’ll stick otherwise!!!

2. Using a spiralizer, spiralize the sweet potato and zucchinis and toss them in a bowl. Run a knife through the bowl to make the pieces slightly smaller.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour and spices until combined. Add in the zucchini and sweet potato and toss to coat well. **This step is super important so that the latkes stay together!

4. Once fully coated, grab a handful of spiralized noodles (about 1/4 cup of the mix) and place on the baking sheet in a little nest. Repeat this until the mixture is done (mine took 2 batches!). **These won’t spread, so feel free to put them as close together on the baking sheet as possible.

5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the noodles are starting to brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Top with cinnamon greek yogurt and serve with dipping sauce on the side, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Dancing for Donuts | Spiralized Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes.

Let me know if you make these! Have a great rest of your week and a very Happy Hanukkah 🙂

xo Jordan

Guiltless Banana Pudding.

Hi & Happy Monday!

Dancing for Donuts | Guiltless Banana Pudding

I don’t know about you guys, but over here in LA it’s still occasionally in the triple digits, so fall is nowhere near. As depressing as that may be, it’s giving me a chance to keep on eating summery things which is more than okay. I got creative this weekend when making a dessert for an Emmy’s party since I was not about to turn on the oven.

Dancing for Donuts | Guiltless Banana Pudding

I whipped up a batch of my healthified banana pudding a day early (best for letting the flavors combine and the nilla wafers to soften) and it did not disappoint! The entire recipe is just 4 ingredients and takes maybe 10 minutes from start to finish. Then you pop it in the fridge, let it do it’s thing, and dig in! Simple and satisfying.

Dancing for Donuts | Guiltless Banana Pudding

Guiltless Banana Pudding

1 package fat-free, sugar-free vanilla pudding (NOT banana!)

2 cups skim milk

2 ripe bananas, sliced

~2 cups reduced-fat Nilla Wafers (I used about half the box)

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the vanilla pudding and skim milk until combined and smooth.

2. In a small pan, evenly layer the Nilla wafers. Top with the vanilla pudding in a thin layer, then the sliced banana. Repeat until all the pudding is used and top with crumbled wafers.

3. Cover and store in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight (the longer the better!).

Dancing for Donuts | Guiltless Banana Pudding

Have a great week, friends! xo Jordan