With all the bad reputation that Mexican Food has, people, think that it is just tortilla chips and fried tacos, some might think that Mexican food is not healthy at all. Well, I have news for you, traditional everyday Mexican food is healthy food, just take a little look at the recipe section on this blog, and you will agree on that. And
since it is a new year, and maybe some of you want to start fresh with a lighter fare of meals, I selected a few of my favorite healthier dishes to share with you. As you can see in this collection of recipes, you can have stews, soups, and other meals without making too much sacrifice and enjoy Mexican food, from breakfast to dinner. I believe that everything is about moderation, eating the right amount of proteins, vegetables, and carbs. Add lost of vegetables to your dish, either steamed, sautéed or raw. Enjoy!
Vegetable Garden Soup
(Substitute with seasonal vegetables)
Grilled Cactus with melted cheese
Top with a raw salsa, serve with corn tortillas, and you have a whole meal.
Perfect for a light dinner, you won't believe how flavorful it is!
Chicken Noodle Soup with Vegetables
The one bowl meal!
This is my favorite comfort food, use baked tostadas, and lots lettuce.
Carne Asada - Grilled Meat
Use cuts of meat with less fat, and add a great salad with tomatoes.
Use chicken breast, seasoned with salt, peppers, powder onion, and garlic.
Mexican Style corn and zucchini.
Try these dish in tacos using warm corn tortillas.
Pork with Zucchini and Corn Stew
A favorite of many, use lean pork meat.
Two servings of vegetables per person.
Enfrijoladas, tortillas dipped in bean sauce
Serve with a salad or steamed vegetables and dinner is ready.
Entomatadas, the not spicy enchilada!
Mushroom quesadilla in corn tortillas.
Did you know that corn tortillas are whole grain?
Fish filet with salsa
How easy is that? Either steamed or pan fried, top it with a salsa.
Eggs in Salsa
This is when you eat your veggies for breakfast.
Mexican Beef Kabobs
You don't have to wait until summer to make this dish, turn the broiler or use your stop top griddle.
Roasted Chicken Thighs
You can use the adobo sauce on this link to marinate them. HERE
Swiss Chard, potato and cheese soup.
I never have leftovers when I make this soup, give it a try, it's delicious!
Shredded Beef Salad "Salpicón"
You will only need the corn tostadas to call this a whole meal.
Meat in its own juices
This meal is loaded with protein, men love it. Serve with a huge salad.
Fava Beans Soup
A creamy and chunky soup, your little ones will love.
Veracruz Style Chicken Stew
Another whole meal in a pot. Add some warm rice or corn tortillas, and you are all set for dinner.
Mexican Vegetable Soup
An excellent soup for lunch.
Mexican Green Smoothie
Famous for its many healthy attributes.
Mexican Chicken Soup
It has chicken, rice, vegetables, it is all in one bowl.
There are so many other options here in the recipe section of the blog. Enjoy your food and be wise with the choices you make.
Take care and enjoy!