Follow these tips to help in preparing a healthy spread of Mexican fare everyone is sure to enjoy.
Fruits and vegetables - Emphasize the fruit and vegetables familiar to Mexican cuisine in your favorite dishes. Like green peppers, onions, tomatoes, limes or mangoes, etc.
Meat - Use chicken instead of beef. When preparing tacos, you can saute pieces of chicken, bell pepper, and onion in a small amount of olive oil. Then season the meat with a fajita mix. This mixture supplies protein, vitamin C, and beta-carotene.
Beans - Use low-fat or vegetarian refried beans and flour tortillas. The beans are an excellent source of protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.
Cheeses - Use cheese, but use it sparingly. Even though it's a great protein and calcium source, it's also high in fat and calories.
Salsas - Salsas are rich in vitamins and minerals. Finish the meal with slices of fresh papayas and mangoes, which are rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A, calcium, and potassium.