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15 Whole30-Approved Latin Recipes for Healthy Eating All Year Long

Eating healthy shouldn’t just be something that you focus in the weeks after the New Year, right? In fact, eating healthy, delicious, nutritious, and AH-mazing Latin meals throughout the year is something that I personally pride myself on. One of the best ways I’ve found to eat healthy is to try the Whole30 diet. Well, actually, it’s not so much a diet as it is a program designed to reshape your relationship with food. And  yes, it can really work if you follow what the plan lays out.

If you’re familiar with Paleo eating, then you probably already know the basics of Whole30. The program asks you to eat real food but avoid five main categories: added sugar (real or artificial), alcohol, grains, legumes, and dairy. It sounds tough but, trust me, it’s worth it. Although I no longer follow the plan, it helped me to understand the way my body reacts to certain food and put me on the path to healthy eating. Most importantly, though, I never felt like I was eating boring food or depriving myself of anything — and you won’t either with these 15 Whole30-approved Latin recipes. Que delicioso!

1. Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Who doesn’t love tacos? AND stuffed potatoes? All of this sounds good, tbh.

2. Chipotle Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps with Avocado Aioli

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Pulled pork should be a staple in ANY diet and if it is considered eating healthy, sign me up!

3. Chicken Avocado Lime Soup 

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Soup is an especially great treat during the winter, and this one is sure to please everyone.

4. Paleo Skillet Beef Fajitas

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Yes, you CAN have your fajitas and eat them too! Here’s how.

5. Mexican Meatball Soup with Butternut Squash

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Another great soup recipe includes Mexican meatballs and I cannot. stop. staring.

6. Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

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An enchilada-inspired soup is always going to be a treat, and this one doesn’t disappoint.

7. Whole 30 Lamb with Mint Chimichurri & Butternut “Rice”

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Cooking lamb at home is made all that much easier with this recipe, plus a MINT chimichurri?! Yes, please!

8. Easy Braised Chicken Drumsticks in Tomatillo Sauce

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Tomatillo sauce and chicken go together like… well, the best of friends.

9. Habanero Chili 

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A hearty chili like this one will keep you full and happy any time of year.

10. Low Carb Bacon Avocado Soup

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Didn’t you know that you can make avocados into a soup? This recipe is a must-try for sure.

11. Turkey Taco Lettuce Cups

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Turkey tacos are a delicious alternative when you don’t want red meat but want to Taco Tuesday anyway.

12. Pressure Cooker Ropa Vieja

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Make cauliflower rice and enjoy your easy peasy ropa vieja on top. You’re welcome.

13. Paleo Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

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No need to go to Chipotle when you can make your own Paleo burrito bowls instead.

14. Instant Pot Mexican Beef Stew

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Have an Instant Pot and love it? Then you will surely LOVE this recipe, too.

15. Crock Pot Pork Carnitas Tacos

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I love my slow cooker (a.k.a crock pot) and it’s recipes like this one which truly make it shine.