Love Me Some Mexican Food
I wanted to get these recipes up now in time for Cinco de Mayo! And I know vegan dishes are not too common in authentic Mexican food, but you know what, Cinco de Mayo isn’t even an authentic Mexican holiday. And these recipes are still delicious and healthy.
This first one I am particularly proud of:
Looks like regular guacamole, right? But this guacamole has a secret ingredient that makes it have half the fat (and twice the protein and fiber) of regular guacamole—meaning you can eat twice as much!
Lower Calorie Guacamole
Makes 8 servings, ~1/4 c each
Vegan, gluten free
- 1 ripe avocado
- ½ – 2 c. frozen peas (the secret ingredient!)
- 1 t. dried parsley (or ½ c. cilantro)
- 1 ripe tomato, deseeded and chopped
- 1/3 c chopped onion
- Squeeze of fresh lime juice
Directions: Cook peas according to package directions, then drain and rinse with cold water. Add peas and avocado (and cilantro if using) to a blender or food processor ; blend to desired consistency. Spoon into a bowl and mix in onion, tomato, and lime juice. Serve!
Each ¼ c. serving has ~70 calories, 8 g carbs, 4 g fat, 3 g protein, 4 g fiber, and 3 g sugar
Om nom nom.
And if you need something to put that guac on, try this:
Tempeh taco meat—so much better for you (and the planet) than ground beef, and it’s seriously amazing. Try this in your tacos, burritos, nachos, or mixed into a Mexican salad.
Tempeh Taco Meat
Vegan, gluten free
- 1 8 oz package tempeh
- ½ T. ground cumin
- 1 t. chili powder
- ½ t. garlic powder
- ½ t. oregano
- 2 t. onion powder
- 1 T. tamari or soy sauce
- Juice of ½ lime (about 1 T)
- ¼ c. water
Directions: Place pan on medium heat and sauté tempeh in water. Add the spices and mix well, adjusting spice to taste (a dash of hot sauce is good!). Serve warm. That’s it!
Each serving has ~130 calories, 11 g carbs, 4 g fat, 12 g protein, 6 g fiber, and 1 g sugar.
Seriously, try this stuff. Who said healthy food can’t be delicious?
Question: Do you like Mexican food? What are you doing for Cinco de Mayo?