Mexican Cuisine edition
Please refer to the sodium reduction strategies listed below for cooking Mexican cuisines at home.
- Use less cheese in quesadillas, enchiladas, etc.
- Include more vegetables in burritos and tacos.
- Use reduced sodium canned beans or dried beans with little or no added salt.
- Compare the sodium in different brands of tortillas and choose the lowest sodium product.
- Make homemade salsa using little or no salt.
- Use fresh or no salt added or low sodium canned tomatoes, beans, and vegetable products.
- Use reduced sodium taco seasoning.
- Use lower sodium salad dressings.
- Make your own taco seasoning blend.
Salt Free Taco Seasoning Blend- Try this easy salt free seasoning!
- 1 ½ cups dried minced onion
- 1 ¼ cups chili powder
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1/3 cup garlic powder
- 1/3 cup ground cumin
- 1/4 cup dried oregano
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
Yield: 4 cups Serving size: 2 tsp Sodium content: 20 mg/serving
Shakera Williams, M.P.H.
Assistant Nutrition Extension Agent-General & SNAP-Ed Nutrition
Office: (318) 371-1371
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(Shakera Williams, M.P.H. is Assistant Nutrition Extension Agent- FCS for Webster/Claiborne parishes. Contact her at (318) 371-1371.)