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SHAPE Shares: 5 Ways to Have a Healthy Hanukkah


Most of the world is abuzz that today is 12-12-12, but it's also the sixth night of Hanukkah. We've dedicated this list of links to our Jewish friends and family, but anyone will have fun perusing these ways to have a healthy and happy Hanukkah.

1. Load up on latkes. Enjoy the festival of lights with these five savory and sweet recipes from our friends at FitSugar, who suggest pairing them with sour cream, fruit, or salsa for an appetizer or snack.

2. Overhaul your cooking oil. The healthy living editors at Huffington Post rounded up the eight healthiest oils to cook and eat with this holiday season. All contain low levels of saturated fat and are high in monounsaturated fat and omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids.

3. Sip smart cocktails. These spirited bevvies are low in calories and sugar so they'll raise your spirits, not your pants size.

4. Check out how the world observes Hanukkah. The fab team of editors at travel site put together a gallery of eight fun and crazy ways you can celebrate the festival of lights in the U.S. and abroad. If you're in the New York area, definitely check out the world's largest menorah in front of the iconic Plaza hotel on Fifth Avenue.

5. Light up your nails. Take a look at this adorable Hanukkah-themed nail art we found on Pinterest and learn how to do it yourself here.

What's your favorite holiday tradition? Let us know in the comments below!


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