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Traditional Latino Cooking

Mango and Tomato Salsa
Serve this fresh, homemade salsa over quesadillas, tacos, grilled chicken or fish!

Sweet Pepper, Onion and Tomato Salad
This low-carbohydrate dish makes a great side and goes well with any Latino entrée.

Yaya’s Vegetable Paella
This paella, which features a variety of veggies, is both tasty and authentic.

Food and Meal Planning This May


One-Day Meal Plan
Get ready for Cinco de Mayo! See
how authentic Latino foods fit into
a healthy diabetes meal plan.

See Meal Plan >>


Video: Bell Peppers  
Learn a quick and easy way to chop
up bell peppers. Plus get some
great meal ideas.

Watch Video >>


On-the-Go Tips
Tips for building a healthier burrito when grabbing Mexican food on the run.


NEW! Grocery List

Having a list when you go to the grocery store is an important time-saver. It’s even more helpful when someone else makes it for you!

A few of you have requested that we provide a grocery list for our one-day meal plan each month, so we’re bringing you this new feature. From now on, we’ll include a complete list of groceries needed for each month’s One-Day Meal Plan. Just print a copy and off you go!

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More Foodie and Quick Recipes!

What’s your style? Choose between our delicious Foodie and Quick Recipes—whatever suits your taste and your timeline today. Many of these recipes are also gluten-free!

Choose between Fish Tacos or Turkey Tostadas. Test out our foodie recipe: Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja, a delicious Cuban beef stew. Or, if you are in the mood for something sweet, try our quick High-Fiber, Gluten-Free Brownies.

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Do Diabetes and Latino Food Mix?

From tacos to paella to empanadas, we enjoy many Latin American specialties right here in the United States. While delicious, many Latino dishes feature staple foods like beans, rice and tortillas—all of which are high in carbohydrates.

That doesn’t mean you can never eat a taco again. We’ve compiled a list of helpful tips to make sure you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo like you mean it and enjoy Latino foods any other day of the year.



Spice it Up—A Guide to Hot Peppers

Peppers are a staple in Latino cooking. These non-starchy vegetables add extra flavor, color and spice to many authentic dishes for very few calories and carbohydrates.

They can easily be added to many dishes—Latino or not. Use our Guide to Hot Peppers to learn about some of the most common peppers, their degree of spiciness and the foods that are commonly made with them.

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