Month: August 2015

Healthy And Delicious The Ins And Outs Of Mexican And Hispanic Cuisine

Are you a fan of good food, but aren’t sure where to start with cooking your own home dishes? You might want to turn to the cuisine found in Mexico and South America — for centuries Mexican and Hispanic cuisine (and, yes, these are not 

4 Things To Understand About Your Event Before Hiring A Caterer

Whether you’re the new assistant to the CEO or the bride planning her wedding, you wouldn’t be here if this weren’t important. Planning an event that requires a corporate catering company is usually a daunting affair, and if the food isn’t right, there’s a good 

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Salsa

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The chances are very low that you’re unfamiliar with salsa itself. Whether you like classic mild salsa, pico de gallo, roasted garlic salsa, or Southwestern salsa, you probably enjoy it at least a few times a year. But how much do you really know about salsa? Here are three things you may not have heard before (don’t worry, it’s all good news):

  1. It’s Low in Calories

    Have you ever actually taken a look at salsa nutrition facts? You might assume that because it’s commonly used as a dip it’s high in calories. But if you read the label, you’ll see that’s not the case. There are many different types of salsa, but most have between 10 and 20 calories per serving (normally around 2 tablespoons). That’s pretty good news for anyone wanting to diet without sacrificing flavor.

  2. It’s High in Vitamins

    Salsa is made primarily of vegetables (and sometimes fruits), and that means it can pack a nutritional punch. Salsa is high in vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, and phosphorus. It even offers a healthy amount of dietary fiber, which many people don’t get enough of in the highly processed diets so common today.

  3. You Can Use It in Anything

    Knowing some salsa nutritional facts might make you wonder how you can incorporate salsa into your diet more often — ideally without the fried tortilla chips that drive up the calorie count of your average salsa-related snack session. Salsa means “sauce” in Spanish, and it’s helpful to think of it as a condiment, rather than a dip, when you’re contemplating how you might include it in more recipes. Salsa provides a low-calorie and low-sugar alternative when it comes to topping meats, spicing up sandwiches, and even dressing salads. You can also stir salsa into your favorite casseroles or egg dishes for some extra flavor and nutrition.

How do you typically use salsa? Did you know it was such a healthy option? Join the discussion in the comments.

Thinking About Going Vegetarian? Hummus Makes it an Easy and Delicious Transition

With an ever-increasing threat on our environment, there are more and more reasons to become vegetarian every day. From a health standpoint, research studies like the China Study has shown that animal protein causes cancer in human beings and is responsible for a plethora of 

Zucchini and Hummus?! Try This Unexpected Yet Delicious Hummus Dip Recipe

Hummus is America’s proverbial snack sweetheart. From crackers to vegetables to sandwiches, hummus is the perfect healthy accouterments for any dish or meal. But America didn’t always have such a blatant love affair with hummus dips. Despite its ancient origins, brands of hummus didn’t emerge