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Mexican, Latin & Caribbean Cuisine

Mexican, Latin & Caribbean Cuisine

(42 Recipes) Created by FITNFBLS

Recipes in this Collection

Un-Chained Recipe Contest: Chicken Tacos with homemade salsa
Very Good 4.0/5
(9 ratings)

I have a soft spot for chipotle, but their tacos are SO high in calories. 3 will cost you up to 900 calories and 47 grams of fat.

This recipe provides all the flavor of a chiptole taco, but with less calories and less fat!

Submitted by APHIAD

Carbs: 35.2g | Fat: 9.1g | Fiber: 7.7g | Protein: 23.4g | Calories: 301.1
Taco Seasoning
Very Good 4.2/5
(200 ratings)

Ditch those packets from the supermarket, and whip up a batch of this simple, tasty taco seasoning!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 6.2g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 38.1
Incredible! 5.0/5
(4 ratings)

This is full of lots of produce and tastes soo fresh (due to the extra cilantro added)

Submitted by PINKSHANYN

Carbs: 7.3g | Fat: 6.8g | Fiber: 3.6g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 87.4
Mole Sauce
Very Good 4.0/5
(77 ratings)

This traditional Mexican sauce is spicy and goes well with Chef Meg's Cocoa-Crusted Pork Tenderloin.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 8.6g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 42.3
No-Guilt Cheese Enchiladas
Very Good 4.2/5
(215 ratings)

You'll love these cheesy yet healthy enchiladas!

Submitted by TALESIN

Carbs: 27.4g | Fat: 8.5g | Fiber: 2.4g | Protein: 11.7g | Calories: 241.3
Quesadilla Explosion Salad: SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest Finalist
Very Good 4.2/5
(46 ratings)

Oh, Quesadilla Explosion Salad! How I love you!
I have eaten plenty of these at Chili's and was "Oh so surprised!" to see it listed as #2 on the 10 worst restaurant salads! Number T-O-O! Too much fat, Too many calories, Too many points!

It's a salad! How can it be so bad for you?

Something had to be done! This is my response. I have also created recipes for the various ingredients used in this salad. They are named as they appear in the list of ingredients. Feel free to use them or your own. Beware the nutrition data of this salad will change if you use another version.

Submitted by LILDVA

Carbs: 58.8g | Fat: 7.9g | Fiber: 18.9g | Protein: 26.4g | Calories: 384.5
Pico de Gallo - Authentic Mexican Salsa
Very Good 4.6/5
(442 ratings)

The versatility of this Mexican salsa is limitless! Put it on grilled chicken or steak, add it to eggs, or serve with tortilla chips.

Submitted by METALFINGER2U

Carbs: 5.9g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 22.5
Incredible! 5.0/5
(5 ratings)

Beautiful as an appetizer, light entree, or brunch dish! See presentation ideas at end of recipe! PS- this makes 6 good size servings...but i usually can't resist gobbling down at least 2 myself- and that is STILL only 180 calories- even with chips it's 330 calories! YUMMMM!

Submitted by BIGOLEDIVA

Carbs: 6.8g | Fat: 3.1g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 10g | Calories: 90.5
Very Good 4.9/5
(9 ratings)

A fabulous dip or put on top of a tostada chip for dinner!

Submitted by APESTEW

Carbs: 8.2g | Fat: 1.3g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 15.7g | Calories: 103.6
Mexican Chicken Soup
Incredible! 5.0/5
(3 ratings)

This is your basic chicken tortilla soup without the tortilla's factored into the bottom line calorie total. It is a pretty fast and filling lunch or dinner that you can throw together using an already cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Fee free to customize it any way you see fit.

Submitted by SHANNONM99

Carbs: 12.4g | Fat: 5.7g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 22.6g | Calories: 188.6
Very Good 4.8/5
(4 ratings)

great for parties or munching

Submitted by CYDERS

Carbs: 14.3g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 5.5g | Calories: 130.6
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

Yummy and very easy to prepare!

Submitted by SPARK_COACH_JEN

Carbs: 25.6g | Fat: 16.6g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 25g | Calories: 349.4
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

This recipe is similar to one found on Food Network.

Submitted by WEIGH2BIG1

Carbs: 5.3g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 23.9
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

This dish is not healthy but again is a regular meal at our house so this is for my own tracking purposes

Submitted by MS-EVIE

Carbs: 4.3g | Fat: 27.7g | Fiber: 23.3g | Protein: 28.8g | Calories: 425.1
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

A Great low calories spicy soup

Submitted by GREG1LISA

Carbs: 6.2g | Fat: 4.7g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 22.4g | Calories: 161.4
Incredible! 5.0/5
(3 ratings)

A low-carb casserole that will please even the non-dieters.

The chiles can be found at any international market. To lighten the calorie load, I use 2% Mexican blend shredded cheese and 1% milk. Also, to speed this recipe up, I often use chicken breasts off an already-cooked rotisserie from the store.

Submitted by GREENPORCHLIGHT

Carbs: 6.1g | Fat: 18.7g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 42.9g | Calories: 390.8
Crockpot Chicken Tacos
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

A delicious healthier taco

Submitted by SHARTLESVILLE

Carbs: 44.9g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 7.2g | Protein: 21.5g | Calories: 329
Chorizo and eggs
Incredible! 5.0/5
(4 ratings)

Submitted by MIAREAA

Carbs: 25.7g | Fat: 14.7g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 13.5g | Calories: 286.5
Incredible! 5.0/5
(4 ratings)

Submitted by REDSOXWC

Carbs: 25.4g | Fat: 5.9g | Fiber: 7.3g | Protein: 31.8g | Calories: 264.7
Chicken Nachos
Good 3.9/5
(27 ratings)

Turn leftovers into a tasty movie night meal.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 15.6g | Fat: 8.8g | Fiber: 3.5g | Protein: 12.6g | Calories: 189.5
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