The holidays are around the corner and that means eating tons of delicious ham, pan con pollo, mashed potatoes, plantains, pupusas, rice, beans, pie, cake, tamales — you name it! It also means that you’ll be eating a lot of foods that might not be the best for you in big portions. We’re here to help you out with not overloading on food, regardless of how tempting it might be this time of year.
No one is saying you should sacrifice flavor for healthier options during Thanksgiving or any other holiday for that matter. But we do think it’s possible to make quick and simple changes to your recipes that will be better for your health — in the long run. You can still make those delicious meals your family has been making for generations using healthier ingredients. You’d be surprised how enjoyable these meals can still be even with a few healthy tweaks.
Inspired by the shift the younger generations of Latinxs are making with food towards healthier options — including creating more healthy versions of our classics, and just in time for Thanksgiving, we wanted to share 25 easy, beneficial ingredient swaps for holiday recipes. Enjoy y buen provecho!