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Banner Health chef shows how Mexican food favorites can be healthy

 

BRUSH, Colo. (Jan. 9, 2013) — The nation’s biggest football game of the year is right around the corner. For many, the day is synonymous with food. More often than not, lots of Mexican food!

So why do we pair a sporting event featuring healthy athletes with food that is unhealthy?

Now, you don’t have to. Chef Peter Sisneros of East Morgan County Hospital invites community members to learn how to make delicious, flavorful Mexican dishes in a healthy way.

Making a transition away from how you’ve always prepared a family meal can be a lot to ask, Sisneros says.

“The hardest thing is to get across to people who have traditions that they can make these dishes taste good without the unhealthy extras,” he said. “Take out some of the fat. Take out some of the sodium.”

Sisneros added that making those changes is essential to curb the prevalence of childhood obesity in the country. “It needs to be addressed and this is one way to modify our diet.”

Chef Sisneros is knowledgeable in the preparation of food without the unwanted things that can make it unhealthy.

He will demonstrate:

  • Fajitas with homemade corn tortillas
  • Arroz con pollo (rice with chicken)
  • Pescado Veracruzano (fish Veracruz style)
  • Chile verde (green chili)
  • Chili colorado (red chili)
  • Pico de gallo

Chef Sisneros will demonstrate his healthy cooking techniques at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 17 in the East Morgan County Hospital Bistro, at 2400 W. Edison in Brush. The cost is $10 per person to cover the meal. Seating is limited. To RSVP for this event, please call (970) 842-6222.

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