5 Healthiest Mexican Recipes Safe for Latinas Trying to Lose Weight

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Feb 12, 2016 11:00 AM EST

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Mexican dishes pack up a variety of flavors that will play on your taste plate. Tacos, burritos and enchiladas are some of the favorites, but they also come with appetizing side dishes that are full of fat. For Latinas who worry so much about gaining weight, skipping on these delectable meals is one of the ways they can avoid packing up those extra pounds.

However, one doesn't have to give up on delicious Mexican cuisine. Here are five healthy Mexican recipes any Latina trying to lose those extra pounds would not want to miss out.

Five Minute Healthy Breakfast Tacos

What better way to start your day than eating Mexican-inspired healthy breakfast? This recipe from Slender Kitchen should help you start your day healthy and you don't have to worry about loading on carbs. It is rich in protein and healthy fats as it's made with avocado and eggs. It's also rich in fiber and it even has salsa. More importantly, it only takes five minutes to prepare. Check out the full recipe here.

Slow Cooker Jalapeno Chicken Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

This is another taco recipe from Slender Kitchen that you will learn to love, knowing that it has jalapeno in it. If you are craving for some heat inside your mouth, this is definitely the meal you want to prepare. Also, it is made with healthy ingredients: protein-rich chicken, non-fat Greek yogurt, cilantro and the spicy jalapeno peppers.

Chicken Enchiladas

There's no need to ditch those creamy enchiladas for fear of packing up extra calories. This recipe from MyRecipe only has less than 300 calories per serving, without having to sacrifice your love for cheddar cheese.

Avocado Lemon Sorbet

Need to get that dessert fix? You don't have to give up on the taste of sweet treats when you have healthy options to choose from, just like making your own sorbet out of avocado and lemon. This guilt-free dessert gives you a smooth and silky sorbet from avocado and almond milk with a hint of lemon. Head on to Mother Nature Network for the full recipe.

Pork Chops Mole

Pork and chocolate may sound concerning for those on a diet, but this recipe from MyRecipe only gives you 256 calories. Mole, a traditional sauce in Mexican cuisine uses chiles, garlic and onion to gives the flavors you would want. Add in the main ingredient chocolate, you're going to have a lovely, satisfying dinner. Check out the full recipe here.

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