Archive for January, 2015
Many people might not put “romance” and “Tex Mex food” in the same sentence.
Mexico – and the Tex Mex food that evolved from it – is one of the most romantic of countries.
Here are a few reasons why: Read the rest of this entry »
Tex Mex food is delicious. A Super Bowl party needs delicious foods to serve to your guests, so it’s a great idea to serve some great Tex Mex dishes when the New England Patriots play Seattle Seahawks on February 1.
Read below for some Tex Mex dish ideas for your Super Bowl party.
Dips always are popular on Super Bowl Sunday. Many people nosh on potato and tortilla chips as they watch the game, so a Tex Mex-style layered bean dip is perfect for those eating tortilla chips.
The chopped veggies (tomatoes, avocados and black olives), black beans, and salsa provide a good amount of good-for-you dietary fiber.
Fajitas also make a great dish to provide your guests. Serve them with hot grilled vegetables and you also provide your guests with a healthy meal.
Sizzling hot fafitas served with grilled vegetables is a tasty and healthy dish to serve at your Super Bowl party.
You may have heard that spicy foods help in weight loss. Do they?
Researchers have found that all of us have what is known as brown fat and white fat in our bodies. Our white fat tends to lead to weight gain, while the brown fat can help our bodies lose weight because brown fat burns more calories.
So how can someone get more brown fat? Cold temperatures are said to help. (So don’t turn on the space heaterunder your desk when chilly at owrk; put on a light sweater and enjoy the “act” of creating more calorie-burning brown fat in your body as you shiver lightly.)
Spicy food also helps. Researchers in 2013 published a study in the journal Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care in which they reported that they gave a group of people with little or no brown fat capsinoids (naturally present in chili peppers) each day for six weeks. At the end of the research study, this group of people burned calories at a higher rate and had lower body fat at the end of the study (compared to a control group that didn’t consume the capsinoids).
The top New Year’s resolution each year tends to be to lose weight/get healthy.
There’s an easy to way to keep this resolution in 2015: eat more Tex Mex food!
Before you place your hands on your face as you gasp in horror (“Tex Mex healthy? Lose weight? Why it’s laden with sauces and cheeses and the tortilla chips and guacamole and the fatty beef just make me gain a pound just thinking about it!”), consider this: Tex Mex food actually can be very healthy. You just have to make wise choices.