My husband and I love, love, love, LOVE Hispanic food. Mexican. Salvadorean. Cuban. Love it all! The problem is, unsurprisingly, the fat and salt that go hand in hand with almost every Hispanic meal we cook. The key to good food that's good for you is to reduce those two key ingredients when they rear their ugly heads, and it's not as hard as you might think.
Take your favorite recipes like the ones found on Que Rica Vida, and make some smart adjustments! You don't need four kinds of cheese in your empanadas and you certainly don't need to finish off ALL the sour cream on the side. Less is more. We use fresh vegetables and lean toward the fiber-heavy beans coupled with that delicious bird, chicken. Occasionally we really go crazy and swap out all the meat for veggies; just substituting liberal doses of mushrooms or spinach when wrapping up burritos for a tasty lunch (I promise!).
Everybody loves their chips and salsa and we are no exception. And it's easy to use whole grain chips instead of the usual white flour variety. (Here's a tip: when I throw out pita bread during a party it never fails, the compliments just won't stop about what a great idea and healthy alternative it is!) The salsa is easy too. Just toss some tomatillos, tomatoes, black beans, and corn kernels in a bowl, mix, sprinkle liberally with lime juice, and its ready to eat.
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