There are many ways to prepare Mexican dishes that are friendly for Keto diets. Since this type of diet is based on avoiding processed, fatty foods, and sugar, these same dishes can be used as a way to complement the diet. Because the basic principles of this diet involve eating plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, there are no real “foods” that can be included that are prohibited by this diet. However, it’s essential to avoid certain types of foods that can contribute to weight gain, especially those high in refined sugars, fried foods, and empty calories. In this article, I’ll share some “the unique flavor of spice- Mexican food” along with some tasty (and easy to make) ways to incorporate this food into your everyday meal plans.
Asado is a spicy Mexican dish that originates from the state of Puebla. One of my favorite meals that incorporate this delicious Mexican dish is the chicken enchilada. This meal usually consists of shredded chicken and mild peppers on top, followed by a mixture of spices that will have the chicken bursting with heat. Typical fillings for this meal include vegetables (usually raw vegetables), cheese, and sour cream, served on top of the chicken enchilada. This dish is best when served cold.
Grilled seafood is one of the easiest and most delicious Mexican foods that you can serve to your family on any occasion. Unlike other types of grilling, this Mexican dish is grilled without the use of a hot grill. Instead, the seafood is cooked with fresh ingredients straight from the sea. Some of the freshest ingredients include shrimp, squid, clams, oysters, and crab meat. You’ll love how the flavors meld together as the seafood cooks in its piquancy.
The traditional food of Mexican heritage also includes an excellent spicy soup called quenching, which is similar to the English version of the soups. This soup is made with chicken bones, onions, bell pepper, chili powder, garlic, cumin, salt, black pepper, and various spices, most commonly green or red. The spices are brought to a boil then seasoned with salt before being allowed to cool, which allows the flavors to meld together into a delicious, spicy, and healthy meal.
A traditional fajita is a Tex-Mex feast that is typically served with grilled, or taco, chicken. In addition to the chicken, fajitas are served with refried beans, cabbage, and corn. Traditional fajitas are served with salsa, but you can also find a salsa with chipotle or cilantro (sometimes referred to as Southwestern Chipotle) included. If you are serving the fajita with chips, be sure to include chipotle sauce for an added kick. And if you are serving it with a vegetable tray, be sure to add some vegetables such as broccoli, peppers, squash, cauliflower, etc.
The key to these meat-based dishes is using them in conjunction with lots of fresh vegetables and low-fat dairy products. Low-fat yogurt is an excellent alternative to sour cream and makes a creamy, low-fat, and tasty dip. These dishes offer a satisfying diet that is not only good for your health but is good for your pocketbook as well.