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Huevos Ahogados Recipe (Healthy Mexican Breakfast Option)

When you want an easy and flavorful breakfast, try this huevos ahogados recipe.  Huevos ahogados is basically eggs poached in salsa. If you already have salsa made, this recipe takes 5-10 minutes. But even if you have to make the salsa from scratch it’s not too difficult.  You could also try store bought salsa to […]

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Is Rice and Beans Healthy? Why This Classic Combo is So Nutritious

Love rice and beans, but can’t help wondering if it’s healthy? You’re not alone.  Like many Latinos, I grew up eating rice and beans. And then when I moved out of my parents’ house and had to make my own meals, things got complicated.  Rice and beans were the foundation of many vegetarian diets …

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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken for Enchiladas (and tacos, tortas, and more!)

This slow cooker shredded chicken for enchiladas is exactly what you need to make Mexican meal prep easier.  Sure, I designed this recipe to be used in enchiladas. But I also use it on tostadas, in tortas, soups, salads, and more! I kept this recipe pretty basic (but don’t worry, we still add flavor) so

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How to Eat Cactus (+ 11 Healthy Nopales Recipe Ideas)

So you’ve heard about the amazing health benefits of cactus, but maybe now you’re wondering how to eat cactus! You’re not alone.  As a Mexican-American dietitian, I like to highlight cactus as a healthy Mexican vegetable source. You can enjoy fresh cactus in a smoothie, a salad, or sauteed with other vegetables.  But unless you

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