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If you’re a fan of Tex Mex food we probably don’t have to convince you that it’s a good idea to eat it at least once a week
But what if you’re new to this delicious cuisine? Or what if you’ve heard that it’s very fattening and not good for you (all that cheese and beef!)?
But Tex Mex food is delicious and can be very healthy.
Read below for five reasons you should eat Tex Mex food at least once a week. Read the rest of this entry »
Let’s say you eat Tex Mex food fairly often (we know your name here at Mattito’s, for example).
So you’re pretty well versed in all things related to Tex Mex cuisine. You consider yourself something of a Tex Mex connoisseur.
Let’s have a bit of fun and test your knowledge of Tex Mex cuisine with some little known facts about Tex Mex food, below.
How well do you know your Tex Mex?
Getting ready to host a Cinco de Mayo party at your home this year?
Read below for some dish ideas to serve as you host a great party honoring Mexico’s victory in 1862 against France in the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexico War.
(Note that Cinco de Mayo is a rather minor holiday in Mexico itself; it’s evolved in the U.S. into a day that celebrates Mexican heritage and culture.)
No matter if you decorate your home with colors of Mexico’s flag (red, yellow and green) or if you have lively Mexican music playing in the background, you must provide great food. The party will be a bust without it (or a success, no matter what).
Do you think Tex Mex cuisine someday will wan in popularity?
We sure don’t!
Here are five reasons why Tex Mex food will always be popular:
- Tex Mex aficionados know that this cuisine is not only delicious, but also good for you. The dishes tend to have a lot of minerals and vitamins within them (so many vegetables!), and so long as you don’t pile on the guacamole and cheese, a Tex Mex meal can be low in fat and calories. In addition to the aforementioned vegetables, Tex Mex dishes often include such healthy foods as black beans, tomatoes, garlic, onions, and peppers. Many dishes now can come served with chicken or fish instead of beef, making the dishes even healthier.
- Tex Mex food is just comforting. There’s something about the tortillas (starch), the beans (starch) and the meat (protein) that help Tex Mex dishes stick to our ribs, satisfying our need for being filled.