Healthy Mexican Foods You Should Eat

healthy mexican foods

When most people think of Mexican food, they think of unhealthy dishes like tacos and burritos. But there are many healthy Mexican foods that you can enjoy. Here are some of the best.

1. Puebla-Style Chicken and Vegetable Stew

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Stews are one of the oldest and most versatile dishes in the world. They can be made with any combination of meat, poultry, seafood, or vegetables, and they are perfect for cool-weather meals. This particular stew is a variation on a traditional Mexican dish from the state of Puebla. It is hearty and flavorful, and it is sure to please even the most discerning palate.

2. Cactus Salad

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Cactus salad is a healthy Mexican dish that is made from chopped cactus pads, onions, tomatoes, and jalapeno peppers. It is often served with lime juice and avocado. Cactus salad is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as potassium.

3. Black Bean Burrito

A black bean burrito is a great choice for vegetarian or vegan diets. It’s filling, healthy, and inexpensive.

The burrito starts with homemade whole wheat tortilla dough which is then cooked on a griddle in about 2 minutes per side. The flour is mixed with salt, baking powder, and water to create the dough that will be filled with black beans, salsa, and avocado.

4. Red Fruit Salad

Fruit salads are a great way to get in the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables that we should have each day. Fruit salads can be made with any type of fruit, but red fruits like strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and raspberries are among some of my favorites. However, you don’t need to stop at red fruits – any type of fruit will work in a salad.

5. Chicken Enchiladas

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy Mexican food dish, look no further than chicken enchiladas. Enchiladas are made by rolling corn tortillas filled with chicken or other meats and cheese, then covered in a chili sauce. They can be baked or fried, and are usually served with rice and beans on the side.

6. Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos al pastor are a type of taco that originated in central Mexico. They are made with pork that is marinated in a pineapple and chili pepper sauce, then grilled or roasted on a spit. The meat is shredded and served on small corn tortillas, often topped with onions, cilantro, and pineapple.

7. Pozole

Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup or stew that is usually made with pork or chicken. It also contains hominy, which is dried and soaked corn kernels. The soup is typically flavored with chili peppers, garlic, and onions, and can be served with shredded cabbage, radishes, and lime on the side.

8. Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are a popular Mexican dish made of battered and fried fish, typically tilapia served inside a corn tortilla with shredded cabbage, pico de Gallo, and a creamy sauce. They are often garnished with lime wedges, avocado slices, and cilantro leaves.

9. Tostadas

Toaster ovens, which are usually small and inexpensive, don’t heat as evenly as regular ovens. A tostada cooked in a toaster oven may have some parts that are overdone or too dry. The broiler setting on your stove also won’t produce an even cooking result and should not be used for this purpose. Cooking the tostadas in a regular oven yields the best results.

10. Tamales

Tamales are a traditional Mexican dish made of cornmeal dough that is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf wrapper. The dough is typically filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables. Tamales are often served with salsa, guacamole, or sour cream.

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