Healthy Easy Mexican: Over 140 Authentic Low-Calorie, Big-Flavor Recipes (Paperback)

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Healthy Easy Mexican: Over 140 Authentic Low-Calorie, Big-Flavor Recipes (Paperback)


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Unlock all the health benefits—and all the flavor—of Mexican cuisine, with this lighter take on traditional favorites!

Traditional Mexican ingredients aren’t just delicious; they’re good for you, too: Avocados are a superfood, and so are beans and lentils. Corn is a fiber powerhouse—and what is salsa if not a fresh vegetable sauce?

In Healthy Easy Mexican, Velda de la Garza reintroduces this craveable cuisine with 140 new, lighter recipes her abuelita would approve of. From chalupas to enchiladas and nachos to tacos, she elevates whole produce and lean meats to fiesta-worthy fare with generous helpings of herbs and spices (also good for you)! Here are can’t-miss classics (like tamales, which date back to the Aztecs), Latin Caribbean–Mexican fusions (Slow Cooker Pork Pernil Tacos!), and Tex-Mex traditions, like the Cowboy Bread recipe passed down by Velda’s grandfather.

Quick preparations with short ingredient lists will have you eating in no time, while nutrient information for every recipe steers you right. This is Healthy Easy Mexican. ¡Buen provecho!

  • Flavorful fresh salsas and dips: Guacamole with Toasted Cumin

  • Protein-packed meat and fish dishes: Steak Tacos with Tomatillo Sauce

  • Filling vegetarian favorites: Mushroom and Cheese Enchiladas

  • Plus hearty salads, rice and beans, soups, breads, desserts, and more!

Velda De La Garza, MS, RDN, learned to cook from her grandmother, great aunts, mother, and father. A registered dietitian, she holds a master’s in nutrition from Texas Woman’s University and has taught at the University of Texas–Pan American and worked at the U of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Health Science Center. Her writing has appeared in Latina and Cooking Light. She lives in McAllen, Texas.
Product Details ISBN: 9781615197606
ISBN-10: 1615197605
Publisher: The Experiment
Publication Date: October 26th, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English
Something to savor for everyone.
— Publishers Weekly

[Healthy Easy Mexican] has turned a treasure trove of family and friends’ recipes into a collection of easy-to-prepare, heart-healthy dishes.

— Aspire Magazine

There are dozens of good books out there now with low-fat Mexican recipes. One of the best books to look for is [Healthy Easy Mexican].

— Texas Monthly Magazine

The truth is that much traditional [Mexican] cuisine is full of indisputably healthy foods such as avocado, citrus, beans, lentils and other legumes, fiber-rich corn, and other really good nutrition-rich ingredients. This cookbook is full of well-curated appealing recipes developed by a nutritionist and healthcare provider.
— Nonstop Reader