Make Dinner Lighter With Some Hispanic Food Tips

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Hispanic recipes focus on fresh ingredients with high nutritional value. These recipes are a great way to spice up dinner with major flavor with limited added fat. Hispanic foods are packed full of flavor and fresh ingredients. Here are some of the facts about Hispanic food to consider the next time you’re planning your dinner menu.

The Power of the Avocado

Avocados are a common addition to many recetas de comida (Hispanic recipes). Avocados are known as a super food, and here are some of the reasons why.

  • Avocados contain 20 vitamins and minerals in per serving, including potassium which helps control blood pressure and lutein which is good for your eyes.

  • One study showed that after just one week of following an avocado-enriched diet, patients experienced a 22% decrease in bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels and an 11% increase in good cholesterol.

  • Studies suggest that avocados could even reduce the likelihood of certain types of cancer.

    Here is a wonderfully simple Hispanic recipe that you can try tonight!

    Ceviche

    Ingredients
    1 lb. bay scallops
    8 juiced limes
    2 diced tomatoes
    5 minced green onions
    2 stalks celery, sliced
    1/2 green bell pepper, minced
    1/2 cup chopped parsley
    black pepper
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1/8 cup chopped cilantro

    This recipe couldn’t be easier. Marinate the scallops in the lime juice the night before, or until you are able to see through them. Remove half of the lime juice, add in all the ingredients, stir, and serve! This fresh light dish is a fantastic way to get the nutritional value of the raw ingredients. Try this ceviche recipe for a light fresh taste of summer.

  • Compared with non-Hispanics, Hispanics are more likely to look for the freshest ingredients when they cook.

  • Hispanics are also less likely than non-Hispanics to say they don’t have time to prepare and eat healthy meals, 26% Hispanic compared to 32% non-Hispanic.

    Many Americans are looking for ways to improve the health of their family. Many traditional American dishes like fried chicken, cheeseburgers, or french fries are high in saturated fats. Hispanic foods are centered around fresh vegetables and proteins prepared in a healthier way. If you are looking for a fresh way to lighten up dinner and add big flavor, than try adding some Hispanic dishes to your menu. Try one of these recetas de comida tonight!

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