Mexican food, Tex-Mex, Southwestern cuisine—call it what you will, the foods that originated in Mexico have become everyone's favorites. Yet as we dig into nachos and enchiladas, many people worry about the fats and calories that traditional Mexican food contains.
Deleites de la Cocina Mexicana proves that Mexican cooking can be both delicious and healthy. In this bilingual cookbook, Maria Luisa Urdaneta and Daryl F. Kanter provide over 200 recipes for some of the most popular Mexican dishes-guacamole, frijoles, Spanish rice, chiles rellenos, chile con carne, chalupas, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, menudo, tamales, and flan-to name only a few. Without sacrificing a bit of flavor, the authors have modified the recipes to increase complex carbohydrates and total dietary fiber, while decreasing saturated and total fats. These modifications make the recipes suitable for people with diabetes-and all those who want to reduce the fats and calories in their diet. Each recipe also includes a nutritional analysis of calories, fats, sodium, etc., and American Diabetic Association exchange rates.
Because diabetes is a growing problem in the Mexican-American community, Deleites de la Cocina Mexicana is vital for all those who need to manage their diet without giving up the foods they love. Let it be your one-stop guide to cooking and eating guilt-free Mexican food.
A registered nurse and member of the Texas Diabetes Council, Maria Luisa Urdaneta is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Daryl F. Kanter is a registered nurse and computer specialist at the Audie L. Murphy Division of the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System in San Antonio.
Deleites de la Cocina Mexicana is wonderful! It shows that a traditional Mexican or Mexican-American diet can be very sound nutritionally.
~Melissa Bardsley, M.S., R.D. Nutritionist
Introduction: Changing Mexican American Eating Habits as Cultural and Culinary Translation
Secrets of Good Mexican Cooking
Guide to the Tables
Meatless Main Dishes
Appendix. Tables of Measures, Substitutions, and Temperatures
Introducción: Cambiar los Hábitos Alimenticios de los México-Americanos como Traducción Cultural y Culinaria
Secretos de la Buena Cocina Mexicana
Guía para las Tablas
Botanas, Bocadillos y Canapés
Apéndice. Equivalencias de peso y medida, substituciones y temperaturas
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