How To Decolonize Your Latino Holiday Dishes


Buy organic seasonings.

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Have to re-post this from the admirable, honest, and inspiring @getfitwithpablo. He gets it 💯, and we love it… . CREATE MEALS LIKE ABUELA DID 👵🏼 – just healthier. No offense, Abuela. Bendicion! 😘 . I was so worried about having to sacrifice taste when I started eating healthier. Moreover, I didn’t want to give up my Hispanic culture and all the wonderful flavors I grew up with. The problem was most of the seasonings my parents and grandparents prepared our beloved meals with weren’t the healthiest. . Most adobo and sazon seasonings out there contain the flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) which has been linked to headaches, nausea, heart palpitations and a slew of other side effects. And artificial colors (you know, the “Yellow 5” and “Red 40” you see on the back of the label) which can cause hyperactivity, aggressiveness and worst case, cancer. NO THANKS!! 🙅🏻‍♂️ Not for me. Not for my family. . Loisa seasonings have all the flavor without the harmful stuff. I’ve been whipping up meals with these seasonings that our family loves – like this shrimp paella-style meal made with cauliflower rice, spinach and diced onions (because I love sneaking in more veggies), olives, garlic, cilantro and Loisa adobo and sazon. 😋👌🏼 . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks Pablo! This is #feedingtradition ❤️ at its best! #eatloisa #comidareal #sazon #adobo #organico

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Founders of Loisa, Scott Hattis and Kenneth Luna created a line of organic sazons and adobos to prove that Latin foods can still be healthy. “We created our organic sazon and organic adobo to serve a need we both shared, and one we believe others connected to this culture shared—a desire to keep traditional Latin foods and flavors a part of our lives, especially as we start families of our own without having to compromise on quality or health,” they tell HipLatina. “The way we see it, flavor is  the heart of this cuisine, so introducing organic versions of these classic seasonings was a way to deliver on that belief from day one.”

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