Mexican food has become one of the most popular types of cuisine around the world but anyone who’s tried to live on a diet of quesadillas will be able to tell you that it’s not the healthiest. Luckily there are Mexican dishes that are actually good for you and even some of those that aren’t, can become healthy with a few minor adjustments. Here are five Mexican dishes that are healthy for you.
Incredibly easy to make, guacamole is a dip made of mashed avocado, often with chopped onions, garlic, tomato and chili added to it. Lime or lemon juice helps to prevent the avocado from turning brown and adds some extra kick. Avocado is high in monounsaturated fats, making it a great alternative if you’re looking for something creamy without the cholesterol. Rich in potassium and folates, avocado is also an invaluable weapon in your disease-fighting arsenal. Tomatoes and lemon or lime juice add plenty of Vitamin C. Remember though that guacamole is high in calories and that you should be careful about what you eat it with: Soft tortillas, a baked potato or even steamed fish are much better options than fried tortilla chips.