Just because you’re watching your caloric intake, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite comfort foods. Using a few simple substitutions, you can enjoy all of your favorite Latin comfort foods, without the added guilt. Here are a few of our favorite, low-fat Latin comfort foods – with some tips on how to make your meals healthier, without sacrificing flavor:
Swap Out the Proteins
One of the easiest ways to make Latin comfort food healthier is to swap out protein. For example, instead of using ground beef in your tacos, try using ground turkey or chicken. You can also use fish or tofu as a protein source substitute in many Latin dishes. Not only is this a healthier option, but it can also be a more budget-friendly option for many.
Go for Whole Grains
Another way to make your Latin comfort foods healthier is by switching to whole-grains. For example, instead of using white rice, try using brown rice or quinoa. These whole-grain alternatives are not only higher in fiber, but are much more filling. This means you’ll be less likely to overeat because you’ll stay satisfied, longer.
Add More Vegetables
Adding extra vegetables into your meals is another great way to make your Latin comfort foods healthier. For example, if you’re making enchiladas, add some chopped spinach or kale to the filling. If you’re making tacos, add shredded carrots or zucchini to the mix. Not only will your meals lessen in calories, but they’ll be more nutritious and fiber-filled than ever before.
By making these small changes, you can enjoy delicious food, without sacrificing your health goals. Latin Lite is a Fatbuster where you can choose your meals, according to your own personal needs. Contact us and we’ll help you enjoy your favorite comfort foods, while staying on track with your weight-loss goals!
Till then, bon appetit!