Thursday, January 16, 2014
Healthy Foods: Hot and Spicy
Are you one of those individuals that loves spicy foods? Well, I am! Not only does it add flavor with very little calories or sodium, but a lot of spices have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Chili peppers have been observed to enhance fat burning capacity and lower blood pressure. There are so many healthy recipes for spicy foods, but I'd like to share one of my favorites, which is Beef and Bean Chile Verde. This meal can be easily prepared by a slow cooked stew of pork, some ground beef, and beans. Then adding tomatillos, and jalapenos. If you decide to try it out, which I highly encourage you to do, make sure you add some fresh cilantro to it, a sprinkle of cheese, and some of your favorite hot sauce!