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15 Latinx Recipes That Are Keto Friendly

Because of the emphasis on corn, rice, potatoes, and other carb-rich foods, many people think that Latinx cuisine is not an option for the ketogenic diet. But that is far from the case. In fact, there are many traditional Latinx meals that are low carb and high on protein and fat that not only fit right into even the most rigorous keto diet plan but actually taste better than those bland and boring recipes in most ketogenic diet programs. So let’s do a break down of our favorite Latinx-keto compatible dishes as well as some tips to getting the best out of a keto diet regime while keeping the sazón at the same time!

Ceviche All Day

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Ceviche is not only delicious, it’s also high in fat and protein, and low-carb, making it perfect for the keto diet. Go straight Peruvian style or try adding avocado (Mexican style) for even more healthy fats and ketosis stimulating action.

Soup Your Way To Keto

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Soups are one of the best ways to cook meats and veggies together and skip the rice, breads and other carbs that usually get served on the dinner plate. Check out this recipe for a slow cooked taco soup that is keto friendly and will make your taste buds dance.

Ditch The Flour Tortillas For…

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Those soft buttery flour tortillas we like to wrap everything in are going to have to take a hike when you go keto. Sorry, but true. Corn tortillas are a bit better on the glycemic levels, but you still need to take it easy.

Cheese Taco Shells Instead

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We know, sounds weird and abuelita would definitely not approve, but using tacos shells made out of cheese instead of corn lets you dramatically cut the carbs and up the fat. Besides, if you do it right and toast the shells a bit, they actually come out pretty delicious!

Guacamole On Everything

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Need we say more? You already put it on everything from the morning eggs to those grilled fajitas, so just keep it up. Avocados are one of the foods with the most amount of ketosis on the planet, so adding guacamole to your dishes is a good way to up the dish’s keto potency.

Up The Bar On Salads

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While many salads are just too light on protein and fats to be considered real keto superstars, you can change that by upping their keto potential at home. From avocado and tomato salads to Mexican style kale and jalapeño salad, the trick is in both the ingredients and in the dressing – keep it rich and full of healthy fats.

Cut The Sweets

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Yup, we had to go there. Sugar is the number one substance that will kick your body out of ketosis mode and back into fat storing mode. So, when it comes to everything from chocolate, abuelita style, to those amazing pasteles at the bakery, you are just going to have to say no for a while.

Go Nuts, Brazilian Style 

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With their all fat and protein makeup, nuts are one of your most powerful allies on the keto diet. Those finger-sized Brazil nuts from South America are actually one of the lowest carb nuts in the world, along with pecans and macadamias. So stock up on some and carry them with you to satisfy the munchies when out and about.

Chocolate: Go Dark Or Go Home

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Yes, you can eat chocolate on the keto diet, every day if you want – but it must be dark chocolate with at least 70 percent cocoa solids. The milk and sugar added to lighter chocolates will throw the diet off, but the healthy fats in dark chocolate actually help you maintain ketosis.

Read:These Latina Celebs And Foodies Want You To Know Why They’re Never Dieting Again

Squash Burrito Bowls

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Missing wrapping up all your favorite ingredients into a giant burrito because the keto diet is against it? Then check out this simple solution: put all your goodies – and don’t forget the cheese and avocado – into the edible container of a squash instead. Check out this spaghetti squash burrito bowl recipe for an example.

Read: Here’s How I Learned To Adapt To Being Vegetarian Despite Living In A Family That Craves Carne

Lettuce Talk Tacos

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We know, sounds boring, but the truth is you can make them as exciting as you want. Just swap out the corn tacos for lettuce and then you can fill them up with all your regular favorite tacos meats and fixings. Here is an easy how-to for chorizo filled lettuce tacos to get you on the right track.

Read: These Non-Corn Tortillas For Your Next Taco Tuesday Will Change Everything You Know About Tacos

Get Your Churrasco On

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One of the best things about the keto diet is that it’s a great opportunity to up your grilling skills. Do it like a pro and even whip up a fat burning chimichurri sauce that will give your churrasco not just authentic Argentine flavor but even more metabolism-enhancing power.

Introduce Bacon To Your Meals

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Bacon is not really that popular in most Latin American countries. On the keto diet, however, it’s an energy boosting treat. Start experimenting with bacon by adding it to your favorite meals, such as bacon guacamole fat bombs

Read: .24 Ways To Use Avocado That Aren’t Guacamole

Check In With Your Doctor

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While the keto diet has been linked to a very large range of health benefits, there are also some risks for some people, especially in terms of the fat intake and heart health. Everyone should check with their doctor before starting a long-term keto diet just to make sure you are not putting your health at risk.

Put Mole On It 

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Nutty, fatty and sometimes even chocolatey, Mexican moles are a powerful and delicious way to up the ketosis inducing power of any protein dish you serve. Here is a yummy mole coloradito recipe to get you rolling down ketosis lane like a superstar.

Latino Artists Owned The 2018 American Music Awards By Sweeping Awards And Delivering Amazing Performances

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Latino Artists Owned The 2018 American Music Awards By Sweeping Awards And Delivering Amazing Performances

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Latinos have become a driving force in the music industry and there’s a reason why. Music is part of our culture. Every group has their own specific dance and music style. How many of you spent hours with abuela or abuelo learning the different dances so you could show off at the family reunions? Here’s how the American Music Awards (AMAs) went down and who came out as the winners of the night.

First, let’s talk about all of the awards Latinos took home last night.

Latinos took home eight awards last night including some of the top awards of the night. Cardi B and Camila Cabello battled it out for the most AMA awards and Cabello pulled ahead with one more award than Cardi B.

Camila Cabello snagged four awards last night.

The Cuban-Mexican pop star won Favorite Song – Pop/Rock with “Havana,” Favorite Music Video for “Havana,” Collaboration of The Year for “Havana” with Young Thug and was honored as the New Artist of the Year. Cabello thanked her fans every time she accepted an award because she wouldn’t be where she was today without them.

Look at how happy the pop star is carrying out all of her trophies.

“I want to thank my fans,” Cabello said when accepting the New Artist of the Year award. “Thank you so much for having my back.”

Cardi B was just behind Cabello with three awards of her own.

That’s right. The new mommy walked away from the AMAs with three awards. She won Favorite Song – Soul/R&B for “Finesse” with fellow Latino Bruno Mars, Favorite Song – Rap/Hip Hop for “Bodak Yellow” and Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip Hop.

Oh, and the new parents stunned on the red carpet.

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Not only are they beautiful people, their outfits were absolutely jaw dropping.

Bruno Mars shared his award with Cardi B.

He took home Favorite Song – Soul/R&B for “Finesse.” The song was a phenomenon when it was released and took over social media and radio stations across the country.

Daddy Yankee came through for Puerto Rico with his own win.

Daddy Yankee left with Favorite Artist – Latin. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise since Daddy Yankee’s musical career was definitely experiencing a revival like no other thanks to the wild success of “Despacito.”

But snagging trophies wasn’t the only thing that Latinos did at the AMAs. They also brought the house down.

Tbh, that was all of us last night watching our favorite stars take the stage to rock the crowd.

The performance of the night was Cardi B, J Balvin and Bad Bunny.

That Spanish bit shook the audience to their core. It is the American Music Awards after all and a lot of people in the U.S. speak Spanish. In fact, there are more Spanish speakers in the U.S. than there are people in Spain making the U.S. the second country for Spanish speakers behind Mexico.

Camila Cabello brought the audience to a stand still with her spellbinding performance of “Consequences.”

The singer gave fans a toned down performance. She was wearing a formal gown and was accompanied by an orchestra as she belted out the heartbreaking ballad.

It’s basically mandatory to have Jennifer Lopez perform at every music award show at this point and she doesn’t disappoint.

The Puerto Rican superstar sang “Limitless,” which is a song from her new movie “Second Act.” Lopez told reporters on the red carpet that the song was written by Sia specifically for the movie and she was excited to bring new life to the song on stage.

But the most talked about moment from the show was of Mariah Carey performing live for the first since her NYE debacle.

Honestly, the fact that so many mane popped out of her dress as she performed should be seen as iconic. However, it was not enough to distract people from what a lot of people are saying was Carey lip syncing during her AMAs performance.

The skepticism since her NYE performance is still strong.

The shaaaaaaaade of it all.

What was your favorite part of the 2018 American Music Awards?

Did you turn into Cabello while watching from your living room?

READ: Latinos Dominated The 2018 MTV VMAs With Some Of Your Faves Taking Home The Top Awards

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