Healthy Mexican Fiesta

Many people think that Mexican food is packed with fat and calories but that is certainly not the case! True Mexican cuisine is full of bold flavors, fresh ingredients and power packed herbs and spices that when combined make your taste buds smile!

Mexican cuisine is primarily a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerica cooking with European, especially Spanish, cooking developed after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.  The basic staples remain the native corn, beans and chilli peppers, but the Europeans introduced a large number of other foods, the most important of which were meat from domesticated animals,  dairy products (especially cheese) and various herbs and spices.

Taco Bell, Chipotle’s,  Baja Fresh, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill: these are not Mexican food!!!!.  Although “real” Mexican food differs based on the geographic region from which  it is derived, most traditional dishes are much lower in fat and higher in nutrients than what you’ll find at these restaurants.

Traditional Mexican food is high in nutrients, packed with vitamins and is  generally low in fat.  Sadly, Americans weeded out the “good stuff” long ago and  replaced it with oil, fat and calories — which is what you’ll find in most  Mexican restaurants in the United States.  Sure, American-style Mexican food tastes good, but if you want to experience the benefits of true Mexican cooking, avoid the fast food and Tex Mex joints, and  try something authentic.

Diane Henderiks is a personal chef, Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer on a mission to teach America how to cook & eat well! Diane has a true passion for Mexican food and at this years expo she will hosting a demo where she will share her favorite simple and delicious Mexican dishes that are packed with flavor and light on your waistline!  Come to the Women’s Health & Fitness Expo & enjoy this wonderful cooking demo.  Learn how you can enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine & still be healthy.


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