Drink Your Cafecito Black 1
Learning to drink your cafecito black isn't the easiest thing, but it is definitely doable! Start by cutting back little by little. If you have 3 teaspoons of sugar, start by cutting 1/2 a teaspoon back every few days. Soon enough, you'll be sugar-free in the morning!
Sugar-Free Brigadeiros 2
The Brazilian chocolate truffle is one of the best desserts out there, and this sugar-free version using coconut milk and raw honey is a winner.
Start Snacking on Fruits 3
Swapping out your usual sweet snacks and pastelitos for fresh fruit is the easiest way to swap out sugar from your diet. Of course, if you've really got a craving, try broiling mangos (or pineapple) to bring out the fruit's inherent sweetness.
Buy Salsas Without Sugar 5
You'd be amazed by how many salsas and store-bought condiments include added sugar. Why do we need salsa verde with sugar? To keep things on the healthier side, read your labels and always (always!) buy only those that are sugar-free. It's a simple but worthwhile switch.
Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream 6
Sugar-free? Check! Vegan? Check! Sounds too good to be true? Almost!
Eat a Real Breakfast 7
After many years here, it's easy to fall into the sweet breakfast trap: cereal, pancakes, French toast... it's delicious but definitely NOT nutritious. Instead, go back to your roots with a traditional Mexican-style breakfast. Or just any Latin variation on eggs, frijoles and the like.
Fried Plantain Dessert 8
Maduros for dessert never tasted so good as with this yummy recipe. It's not exactly healthy, but it's not that bad either.
Always Share Your Dessert 9
If you're going to indulge in a pan dulce or other favorite dessert (because we know it's hard to stop), then make sure that you always ask for extra forks around the dinner table. Sharing is caring, and is also a good way to cut back on the sugar you'd be otehrwise eating solo.
Make it Spicy, Not Sweet 11
If you're having a really hard time not using sugar for extra flavor, why not switch things up with spices instead? If you add cayenne, chili, smoked Spanish paprika or other seasonings, you'll be adding a lot to your recipes without the sugar.
Low Carb Dulce de Leche 12
Is having a slightly (we do mean slightly) healthier version of your favorite ice cream topping ever a bad thing? Definitely not!