Mexican Inspired Dishes

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Mexican bowl - rice, black beans, tomatoes, corn, avocado, chicken

Mexican cuisine is one of the easiest to Power Up due to the abundance of beans and vegetables like avocado, tomato, beans, and corn. This week, we're sharing 5 Mexican-inspired dishes that are rich in the healthy nutrients often found in fiber foods.

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Lentil Taco Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Pour over a serving of tortilla chips as your 25% part of the plate. Then, pile on all the delicious veggie toppings for a filling soup that everyone in the family can personalize to their own flavor profile.

75% water-fiber foods – onion, garlic, lentils, tomatoes, black beans, corn, cilantro, avocado, green onion
25% foods – tortilla chips, cheese

Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy one stuffed sweet potato as directed in the recipe. Fresh mango would finish out the meal nicely.

75%water-fiber foods – sweet potatoes, black beans, cherry tomatoes, corn, cilantro, red onion, garlic, lime, avocado, mango
25% foods – yogurt, olive oil

Black Bean Tacos

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve two tacos with a side of fajita veggies for a filling 75% meal. Fresh papaya would add more fiber and sweetness to the meal as well.

75% water-fiber foods – black beans, salsa, avocado, cilantro, garlic, Romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, bell pepper, onions, papaya
25% foods – taco shell, cheese, yogurt

Recipe Note: To keep 25% foods in their allotted space, choose either cheese or yogurt.

Mexican Chicken and Rice Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Prepare your salad as directed in the recipe, but opt to use brown rice (75% food) instead of white rice (25% food). Pack fresh kiwi fruit for dessert. Not a meat eater? Double up on the beans.

75% water-fiber foods – brown rice, corn, bell pepper, tomatoes, black beans, green onions, cilantro, avocado, kiwi
25% foods – chicken, queso cheese, white rice

Recipe Note: Use lite coconut milk to reduce the amount of saturated fat.

Chickpea Fajitas

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Feel free to add other veggies like zucchini, carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes, or butternut squash to your sheet pan. Once cooked, serve your veggies inside whole wheat tortillas for taco night. Top with guacamole and salsa.

75% water-fiber foods – chickpeas, mushrooms, onions, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, any other veggies, guacamole, salsa
25% foods – whole wheat tortillas

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains. 

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