By special request from our Latin Recipes page on Facebook, we've decided to provide you with some great and, most importantly, healthy alternatives to your favorite Latin dishes

I know that hearing the words "healthy", "low-fat" and "low-cal" alongside "Latin food" is pretty much the craziest thing you may have heard all day, but trust me when I say these recipes are winners. It's not always easy to do but these 6 traditional Latin dishes are definitely made healthier--and you absolutely HAVE to try them! If you haven't yet tried the slow cooker low-calorie pernil, you can start there and then quickly move on to these other recipes that are sure to be your family's next favorites. Yum!

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6 Traditional Latin dishes made healthier with less fat & less calories! (RECIPES)

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Brazilian Vegetable Feijoada

Ingredients:
1/2 cup brown rice
1 cup water
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion
2 clove garlic
1 medium sweet potato
1 cup black beans
1 medium green pepper
1 small hot pepper (like fresno)
1 large tomato
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon thyme
1/4 cup cilantro
1 cup veggie broth
1 tablespoon lime juice
salt and pepper to taste 

Get the full recipe directions from Naturally Ella.

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Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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