Think Latin food isn’t good for you? Think again. Often described as heavy, dense, and fattening, Latin food has received an undeserved bad rap for too long. Unfortunately, the bad reputation has taken hold and convinced many Latinos that the food they grew up eating and loving is not a healthy option.
Can Latin cooks rely less on frying? Yes. Could lean cuts of meat replace the fatty ones that many rely upon? Sure. But the flavors of the Latin kitchen are bright and bursting with flavor that when added to some fundamentally Latin (and healthy) ingredients like beans and tomatoes, can be delicious and down right good for you. Here are 7 Latin ingredients and dishes that will nourish you and hopefully restore your healthy confidence in the Latin pantry.