Pozole Verde with ChickenHominy is a product of corn and is considered a grain. Low in fat and high in fiber it has a similar taste to corn though the texture is much different. A main staple in Mexican cuisine, hominy is highlighted in this flavorful soup. We've taking it to another level by using chicken instead of the traditional pork shoulder. Also, add in those veggies for an added nutrition benefit and this hearty soup will be a crowd pleaser on any table. Oh and don't forget the toppings: sliced radishes, avocado slices, lime wedges, chiles, jalapenos, cilantro leaves and more...Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato SoupNothing beats a chilly Fall night other than a warm blanket right? Nope - there is one thing and it's a big hot bowl of soup filled with sweet potatoes, tender chicken, and quinoa. Add a little kick from a chipotle chili and you've got just the thing to keep you warm from the inside out. Sausage Tamale Pie by Stephanie Olzinski, RDN SupervisorIf you enjoy Mexican food, make this super easy zesty Sausage Tamale Pie. This recipe will satisfy every appetite!Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos by Mina Goodman, RDNOne of my favorite things to do as soon as I get home from the grocery store is meal prep. I find it saves tons of time and I'm most motivated to get my refrigerator, freezer and pantry organized for the week ahead. Using a slow cooker, I make a large batch of shredded chicken taco meat that can be divided and frozen so all you have to do is warm it up on those busy nights. For this shredded chicken taco recipe, you save even more time because all you need to do is warm your tortilla's and add your favorite toppings such as cilantro, avocado slices, tomatoes, red onion and top with a dollop of light sour cream or even plain Greek yogurt. Mexican Style Bean and Rice Casserole By Mina Goodman, RDNWhen you hear the word 'casserole' you may think, rich, creamy and high-in-calories...Well not according to this amazing recipe by Mina Goodman, RDN Nutrition Educator. In fact, loading up a casserole dish filled with these healthful ingredients is something to get excited about. This hearty meal is full of flavor and makes great leftovers. Shrimp Ceviche by Nicole Vaudrin, RDN Nutrition EducatorLight and fresh, there is nothing like a bowl of ceviche as a light meal. Go the traditional route and let the citrus "cook” the shrimp, or use pre-cooked shrimp for those that are a bit more cautious with food safety. Either way, you'll get a complete meal packed with plenty of protein, fiber and healthy fats along with some amazing nutrients like vitamin c that may help improve skin elasticity and stimulate collagen production.
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