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Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight and/or eat better in 2019? Are you dreading the thought of endless meals of bland and boring steamed chicken and veggies? When you think of healthy food, Mexican may not be the first thing that pops into your head, but it can be surprisingly good for you. Whether you’re doing low carb, low fat, or vegetarian, Gran Luchito’s range is a great way to add lots of flavour without the carbs, fat and calories. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite healthy Mexican recipes and ways to cut the carbs, fat and calories: 

1. Chipotle Steak Salad

First on our list of healthy Mexican recipes is our Chipotle Steak Salad. Great for a low carb lunch or dinner, it has plenty of fresh vegetables and oodles of flavour. Cucumber, avocado, tomato & lettuce with a zingy dressing and steak marinated in our Chipotle Paste. It will definitely wake up your taste buds! Check out our other salad recipes.

2. Vegan Tacos

Inspired by a recipe from Deliciously Ella, this recipe subs in lettuce leaves for tortillas as the taco base. They are filled with butternut squash & sweet potato. Then they are topped with charred corn, guacamole and cashew nut cream made with our Chipotle Paste. Check out our other Vegan and Vegetarian recipes.

3. Healthy Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas packed with veg are another healthy Mexican recipe we love. Our range of Fajita and Taco Mixes are a brilliant way to add instant flavour to the meat and veg without the calories. And our salsas with fewer than 50 calories per 100g have no added sugar and are a delicious and low-fat way to dress your fajitas. If you’re going low carb, you will want to leave out the tortillas, but lettuce wraps or served on a bed of greens are great alternatives. And for a vegetarian option try portobello mushrooms in place of the meat. Check out all of our fajita recipes for more ideas.

4. Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Using a slow cooker is a great way to bring lots of flavour to your meals without adding lots of fat. Our Slow Cooker Chicken Stew is both hearty and good for you. Check out our other slow cooker recipes for some more ideas. 

5. Mexican Chicken Soup

Soups can be a very satisfying way to fill up that aren’t always laden with calories. If you want to cut the calories and/or carbs in this recipe, try substituting the tortilla chips for slices of radish which help to give it a bit of crunch. Check out our other soup recipes for more inspiration.  

6. Chicken Tinga Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are a great alternative to tortillas when watching the carbs. Okay, we concede it’s lettuce and not soft, warm, delicious tortillas, but you still get loads of delicious flavour from the filling! We recommend using iceberg or round lettuce leaves for the wraps and topping with avocado, cheese and a dollop of your favourite Gran Luchito salsa. Check out our other taco recipes for more options and try substituting with lettuce. 

7. Honey and Chipotle Glazed Salmon

Our Honey and Chipotle Glazed Salmon is irresistible and with a tablespoon of our Chipotle Honey per portion, it adds so much flavour but only 50 calories/portion. Just don’t find yourself eating spoonfuls of honey as you make it (it happens, trust us that honey is pretty more-ish!)

So there you have it, our favourite recipes and hacks for making Mexican food not only delicious but also healthy. We would love to see you how you get on at #granluchito.  

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