Better-for-You Hispanic Eats

January 13, 2016 – Enchiladas, tacos, refried beans…our mouths are watering just thinking about our favorite Hispanic eats (and our calorie counters are slowly ticking higher and higher!). But don’t worry – we’ve got better-for-you swaps that are easy to do and you won’t even know the difference.  Goodbye guilt…

Shredded Cabbage vs. Shredded LettuceiStock_000020024537_Large
This low in fat and high in fiber veggie is filled with vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Red cabbage is also great for adding a fun pop of color to your dish and will keep the added crunch that shredded lettuce provides.

Whole Wheat Tortillas vs. White Flour Tortillas
For another low fat and high fiber swap, try using whole wheat tortillas. Equally as tasty as white flour tortillas and they also contain more protein to keep you feeling fuller, longer.

Whole wheat tortillasWhole Black Beans vs. Refried Beans
These little legumes are full of protein, fiber and antioxidants. They also have less sodium and fat than canned refried beans.

Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt vs. Sour Cream
This swap is a win-win. When you use plain non-fat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, you get more protein and less calories and sodium. #winning

Have more ideas? We’d love to hear them! Comment below with some of your favorite substitutions.

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14 thoughts on “Better-for-You Hispanic Eats

  1. Melissa Smith

    I don’t use Lettuce on my Tacos or burritos. Only Fresh diced Tomatoes and Green onion for a spark of Flavor. My Family loves Black bean Salsa. Diced Red Onion, 1 can Black beans, one can whole kernel corn (I use the Mexicali corn with green and Red pepper) 1 Fresh diced Jalapeno, diced tomatoes, zest and juice of 2 limes, Cilantro to taste (I use a lot)! Serve with your favorite chips and or Tacos!

  2. Marjorie

    Thank you Aldi for thinking about the Hispanic community but please keep in mind that we come from the the Carribbean and South American and we eat other kids instead of tacos and enchiladas. We like other kids of corn flower and we like other kids of root plants like name, malanga and more greens and pumpkins that are sometimes only sold in Walmart or at Publix. I do have to thank you for brining garbanzo and more diversity on your meats. Love you Aldi!

    1. Fabiola Garcia

      You are right Marjorie, Aldi has to offer a variety of products from the caribbean cuisine and South America, actually your latino offer is mostly for mexican. But I have to add that in recent visit at a local Miami Aldi, they did have malangas, name, and taro roots.Hope you take notes Aldi!!

  3. DOLLY

    I WENT TO ALDI’S TODAY AND NOT ONLY GOT SOME REALLY GOOD BUYS, BUT GOT TO VISIT WITH SOME FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT I HAD NOT SEEN FOR A LONG TIME. WHAT A WONDERFUL ADDED BLESSING THIS WAS…….I KNOW THAT IT MADE SOME OF THE FOLKS SMILE REALLY BIG…..

    AS I SAID, AN ADDED BLESSING. I REALLY LIKE SHOPPING ADLI

  4. Erika Borowicz

    I love your suggestions, especially mixing whole black beans with your refried beans.
    I have used non-fat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream before and even my husband liked it that way.

  5. Alicia Bailey

    I would like to see Aldi work with El Milagro tortilla company, and get their corn tortillas under an Aldi brand name. I would also like small red beans in stores. All I can seem to find are black and pinto beans. I absolutely love your queso fresco, you have the best price of any store within a 2 hour drive.

  6. Laura LaFontsee

    Love how your very conscious of sodium , carbs, data in your products. Your store lets us eat pretty high end healthy without breaking us. Great lower fat recipes. This taco recipe is very similar to they way we eat them. We’ve gone to adding lentils with the mear and beans. Really needs it up. Thank you.

  7. Maryanne

    Aldi’s fat-free refried beans is a really versatile product. I’ve used it for every meal of the day. A great alternative to hash-brown potatoes, to oils or fats in wraps, burritos, etc., and as a flavorful swap-out for meat in your favorite quesadilla.

  8. Rueben Pedroza

    Marjorie….. In this Country, we don’t eat our kids…. Lol, we love them, we cherish them, and we teach them, not to eat their kids..when they grow up, and Oh I almost forgot, we teach them to write creatively, and spell correctly, so other people don’t think your eating your kids.. So funny, I couldn’t resist… Lol

  9. Jennifer

    Are the Pueblo Lindo White Corn Tortillas exposed to any nut products? I’m trying to find a nut free white corn tortilla. Thank you! Love ALDI!

    1. ALDI USA Post author

      Hi Jennifer! Our customer service team is better equipped to help you with you question. Please contact them at bitly.com/aldihelp.

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