by Kitty Greenwald in Chefs and Restaurants, April 30, 2014
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, April 30, 2013
“It’s called mole verde oaxaqueno, and we love it because it’s probably the lightest, simplest and freshest of moles,” says Tamer Hamawi, owner of Gran Eléctrica, in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood.
In this recipe, Hamawi’s beloved mole cooks down with crisped chicken legs and a scattering of plump white beans. This particular mole hails from Oaxaca, in Southwestern Mexico, and possesses all the depth that darker mole poblano is known for, but, thankfully, fewer calories. “Mole poblano is what people generally associate with mole and it is typically thickened by nuts, seeds and raw bread. It’s also seasoned with lot of spices and chocolate,” Hamawi says. “This one is about fresh.”
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, May 3, 2012
Mix up a batch of lightened-up margaritas, then cook up a bunch of these fiesta-inspired favorites.
Soup, Starters and Sides
Fresh ingredients and lots of spice make these appetizers and side dishes healthy crowd-pleasers.
Mexican Chicken Soup
Mexican Zucchini Oven Fries
Five Layer Mexican Dip
Mexican Potato Skin Bites
Spicy Cheesy Rice
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, May 2, 2012
- Food Network Magazine's Slim Six-Layer Dip
In the US, the 5th of May is a day to celebrate Mexican heritage. Get your Cinco de Mayo fiesta started with these tasty bites and killer cocktails.
Classic Margaritas, Lightened Up
Slim Six-Layer Dip (above)
Chili Cheese Dip
Nectarine Avocado Salsa
Mexican Tortilla Pizza
Mango Salsa Scoops
Margarita Chicken Skewers
Tell Us: What’s on your Cinco menu?
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, April 30, 2012
- Replace regular mayo with a creamy, avocado-based sandwich spread.
We’ve told you how to enjoy avocados these 5 basic ways—but here are 5 more creative ways you can use them in recipes. Which will you try?
Although the fat in this recipe slightly exceeds our Healthy Eats guidelines, it’s the heart-healthy, unsaturated type. Since fat takes longer to digest, this low-calorie snack will help keep hunger at bay.
Recipe: Avocado Boats
by Dana Angelo White in 5-Ingredient Recipes, May 5, 2011
- Leaner fillings and soft shells make for lighter tacos.
Fried shells, fatty meats and piles of high-cal toppings can make tacos a belly buster. But they don’t have to be; use our tips to give a healthier spin to this Cinco de Mayo favorite.
Whether it’s fast food or home cooking, the calories and fat in tacos can get crazy. Greasy cuts of meat and many of the classic fixings like cheese, sour cream and guacamole are high in fat. Home taco kits also come equipped with sodium-filled taco seasoning packets. A super stuffed taco could easily top 500 calories – and who eats just one?!
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, May 3, 2010
- Fiery Chicken Quesadillas
Yes, quesadillas are tortillas and cheese, but they can be so much more! With fresh ingredients and just enough flavorful cheese, this Mexican favorite makes a delicious and healthy meal. Fire up any of these 5-ingredient combos for an easy Cinco de Mayo spread or a quick weeknight dinner.
Try all 5 healthy quesadillas »
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, May 2, 2009
- Dana's Citrus Margarita
Margaritas are perfect for celebrations (like this Wednesday’s Cinco de Mayo), but pour lots of alcohol and sugary add-ins into a super-sized glass and you’ve got yourself a 600+ calorie cocktail! Skip the too-sweet drink mixes and opt for our fruity versions, all under 275 calories.
Get our lighter margarita recipes »
- Jicama-Orange Salad/Photo by Sang An - Food Network Magazine
Sure, my family lives in Connecticut, but May 5 has a special significance in our house — we just love Mexican food. Some Mexican dishes — especially the Americanized versions — can be cheese and fat overloads. Create a mid-week fiesta full of bold and spicy flavors, without the calorie worry.
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