Healthy Food Slideshow

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Most Sazón contains Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), a flavor enhancer and preservative which some scientists believe to be a harmful toxin. Badia makes its own natural version of the yummy little packets with all the flavor and none of the MSG.

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Skip the Coffee and Go for the Mate

Touted as the “drink of the gods” by the ancient people of the South American rainforest regions, Yerba Mate is a stimulant that gives you energy and also provides the benefits of 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and abundant antioxidants. Guayakí sells Organic and Fair Traded Yerba Mate in tea bags and as bottled drinks.

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Quick and Additive-Free Black Beans and Rice

All you need is ten minutes, a pot of boiling water, and this cute little box of Tambobamba Nuevo Latino Cuisine’s Cuban Black Beans and Rice to create this classic dish. Best of all, it is all-natural, vegetarian, and gluten-free—a Cuban revolution indeed!

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Organic Horchata

All the soothing goodness of your Mexican abuela’s traditional cinnamon and rice drink…in a powder? Yes, it’s true, thanks to the genius of Maria Elena’s Organic Horchata mix which can be mixed with water and chilled to provide a refreshing, organic, and calcium-rich treat!


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Super Healthy Tamales

For a quick snack or side dish try Donna’s Vegetarian and Vegan tamales. The microwavable treats come in popular flavors like cheese and chile or, for the more adventurous, tofu chipotle!


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Latino Restaurants with an Organic Twist

When all else fails, take it to go! The first restaurant to be certified 100% Organic and pass the rigorous guidelines of the “Green Restaurant’s Association” has opened its doors in New York City. Gusto Grilled Organics, started by Argentinean native

Alberto Gonzales, serves Latin-inspired cuisine for eat-in, take-out, or delivery. In the Bay Area, Pena Pachamama Restaurant offers Organic, Vegan, and Raw-Living Bolivian and Peruvian cuisine accompanied by live music.