Tag: mexican

6 Healthiest Ethnic Cuisines

by in Dining Out, Healthy Tips, October 12, 2010
Greek Salad
Greek Salad - Photo by Con Poulos/Food Network Magazine

You might not think of ethnic cuisines as “healthy” foods, but they absolutely can be part of a healthy diet — just skip the fatty, huge,  Americanized versions.  Here are the 6 healthiest international cuisines, plus common pitfalls to avoid.

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Cook Once, Please Everyone: Tacos

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, July 14, 2010
Toby's Taco Buffet
Toby's Taco Buffet

Sometimes I feel like I’m a private chef for each one of my three kids, my husband and my grandmother (who dines with us often). Instead of pulling my hair out in frustration, I’ve learned to cook kid-friendly dishes that can be dressed-up for adults too. One of my family’s favorite dishes is tacos — here’s how I prepare them to please everyone.

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Reading List: Goat Meat On Menus, A New Mexican Food Show & Bloody Mary Time

by in Food News, January 29, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: The negative effects of fortified foods, a new Mexican cooking show and goat meat is what’s for dinner.

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Spotlight Recipe: Five-Layer Mexican Dip

by in Healthy Recipes, June 22, 2009

Five Layer Mexican Dip
Pep up your next fiesta with this dip made with a bunch of healthy trimmings — beans, cheese, corn, tomatoes, avocados and a touch of spice. With a half-cup of dip per 140 calorie serving, you’ll be able to indulge without much worry. Offer a colorful display of veggies or baked tortilla chips for dipping. If you — or your guests — need the real deal, remember 15 tortilla chips (about an ounce) is our recommended maximum serving.

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A Spicy, Low-Cal Cinco de Mayo Menu

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, May 2, 2009
Jicama-Orange Salad
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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Order This, Not That: Chipotle

by in Dining Out, April 10, 2009


This quick-service joint has been around for years, but Dana and I only recently tested it out. We’d heard they use free-range animal meat and fresher ingredients. We didn’t realize those would come in gigantic portions! That said, here are our tips for eating healthier (and greener) at Chipotle.

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Healthier Dining Out: Mexican

by in Dining Out, March 12, 2009

Jonesing for some fajitas, enchiladas and a sweet margarita? Typical Mexican — and Tex-Mex — restaurants have a lot of flavorful menu choices, but they’re not always the lightest delights. Check out these tips before heading out to your favorite Mexican joint.

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