For many people, authentic Mexican food is a weakness. Fragrant herbs, warming spices and moist, slow cooked meats make for comfort food meals that delights the senses and warm the soul. But unfortunately, most Mexican food is bad news when it comes to your health. Refined flour tortillas and corn chips accompanying most Mexican meals drive blood sugar and insulin levels sky high. And most … [Read more...]
Healthy Mexican Recipes Loaded with Nutrients and Flavor
Mexican food is known for being loaded with flavor. From spicy salsas to steaming fajitas and smothered burritos, this festive fare is hard to pass up.
But unfortunately, most Mexican meals are loaded with unhealthy fats (primarily trans fats and omega 6 fats), refined salt and carbohydrates – and lots of them!
In fact, a typical Mexican dinner – including white rice, tortilla chips and flour tortillas – can pack in as much as 150 grams of carbohydrate and 1200 calories. That’s as much as many calories as many people should consume in a day!
Here’s the good news. It just takes is a little bit of know-how to create authentic healthy Mexican recipes that are loaded traditional flavor. Low on the glycemic index, these meals are made with good-for-you veggies, high quality meats and slow carb beans for a meal that will fill you up… not OUT!
You’ll Love Our Authentic-Tasting Healthy Mexican Recipes
In fact, with a few ingredient tweaks, you can make authentic Mexican recipes that taste just as good, if not better, than the unhealthy variety you’ll find in most Cantinas.
And it starts with the main ingredient. If you are eating chicken or beef in your tacos or Mexican chicken recipes, you want to make sure it’s high quality grass fed beef or organic pastured chicken. If using fish, be sure to choose wild (and learn why you should avoid farm raised fish here).
Next, load up the veggies. Authentic Mexican recipes generally include lots of fresh peppers and tomatoes (make sure they’re organic as these foods are on the Dirty Dozen!), onions and other colorful vegetables.
Whether you’re looking for a Chicken Tortilla Soup… White Chicken Chili… Stuffed Poblanos… Mole Verde… Huevos Rancheros… or (everyone’s favorite!) Fish Tacos, you’ll find healthy versions of these classics here.
Fish Tacos Recipe Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 50 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 Tbsp. organic chili powder 1 whole organic lime, juiced 16 oz. wild, line-caught mahi mahi 4 tortilla Food For Life Brown Rice Tortillas 1 whole organic jalepeno, chopped 2 Tbsp. Olivado Macadamia Nut Oil 3 c. shredded organic cabbage 3 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, … [Read more...]
Turkey Enchilada Bowl Recipe Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 50 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients ½ tsp. ground cumin 1 clove organic garlic, minced 1 ½ c. Eden Foods Organic Pinto Beans ¼ c. Imagine Organic Free Range Chicken Broth ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt 12 oz. pastured turkey, ground ¼ c. chopped organic red onion 4 … [Read more...]
Buffalo Chili Recipe Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins Serves: 10 Ingredients ½ Tbsp. organic ground cumin 2 tsp. organic paprika 4 cloves organic garlic, minced 1 tsp. organic cayenne pepper 1 oz. can Eden Foods Organic Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies (14.5 oz) 1 16-oz can organic kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 16-oz can … [Read more...]
Mexican Salad with Black Beans & Avocado-Cilantro Dressing Recipe Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 heads organic romaine lettuce, chopped ½ can Eden Foods Organic Black Beans ½ medium organic avocado 2 Tbsp. organic lemon juice 1 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil ¼ tsp. Celtic sea … [Read more...]
Huevos Rancheros Recipe Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients ½ medium organic avocado, sliced 1 c. organic salsa 1 c. Eden Organic Refried Pinto Beans 8 large organic omega-3 eggs Instructions Heat two safe, nonstick pans over medium heat. Coat both with nonstick spray. Spread beans in one pan to heat … [Read more...]
Raw “Burritos” Recipe Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 40 mins Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 Tbsp. chopped organic sweet onion 2 medium organic avocados 3 cloves organic garlic, minced 8 leaves organic Bibb lettuce 2 medium organic tomatoes, diced ½ whole organic jalapeno pepper, diced ¼ c. organic cilantro, chopped 1 ear organic … [Read more...]
Tempeh Chili with Black Beans Recipe Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 can Eden Foods Organic Whole Tomatoes with Basil (28 oz) 1 can Eden Foods Organic Black Beans 1 tsp. organic garlic powder 1 medium organic green bell pepper, diced 8 oz. organic tempeh 2 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil 1 medium organic … [Read more...]
Citrusy Mojito Chicken Recipe Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 1 hour Serves: 4 Ingredients 8 drumsticks organic chicken ½ c. chopped organic red onion 2 whole organic limes ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2 whole organic red grapefruits 2 Tbsp. organic mint, chopped ¼ c. organic extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp. organic … [Read more...]
Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 40 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp. organic, grass-fed butter 1 ½ Tbsp. organic chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 4 medium organic sweet potatoes, peeled, cut in ½" pieces 3 Tbsp. organic milk Instructions Boil potatoes for 15 minutes. Drain and place in a … [Read more...]