Healthy Eating Ideas for the New Year

January 4, 2018

As a 30+ year vegetarian, I am always looking for new ways to satisfy my desire for delicious food that is also healthy and easy to make. 

When we first moved to México I kept trying to use my favorite cookbooks, but got frustrated with the difficulty in finding exact ingredients.  Now I use cookbooks mostly for inspiration as I know what I am likely to find locally.

At the top of this post are five photos you can page through that have become some of my most popular meals.  

  • A salad made with lovely greens from the organic market that includes kale, arugula, purslane, and sunflower sprouts… topped with warm roasted portobello mushrooms. 
  • Cauliflower mac & cheese was a recipe I had seen on a low carb website.  Both Paul and I really liked it, and it made a hearty lunch along with a nice salad.
  • Another low carb meal is a “pasta” made by cutting zucchini into thin strips and adding it to sauteed mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, and pine nuts. Add some parmesan cheese and you have a very satisfying meal.
  • Margarita pizza and salad. We make our own pizza often, and my favorite is a margarita or a red onion and black olive.  By the way, 00 flour is available in the gourmet aisle at Sam’s Club.
  • Black bean and avocado quesadillas are always a standby for me.  I always have homemade beans in the fridge, of course!

What are your favorite go-to healthy meals?  Maybe share them in the comments?

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in Mazatlán, México but excited about moving soon to México City.

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    1. I don’t know if it’s a meal, but while in CDMX, I did develop a taste for nopal sauteed with onions and soy sauce. Simple, vegan, and delicious!


      Kim G
      Redding, CA
      Where tonight’s grilled steak was definitely not vegan. But definitely delicious!

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