Oftentimes what’s described and accepted as “healthy” leaves out a lot of foods and dishes from most cultures. While we’ve been lead to believe that we have to leave our cultural foods behind to be healthy, there’s a lot of talk about and look at how we have health AND our cultural foods and traditions. This week I talk with Krista Linares about how we can do both and reclaim our cultures.
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About Krista Linares
Krista Linares is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in diabetes management and prevention and serving the Latino community. Krista is passionate about Latin foods and flavors and believes the emotions and community that can be found in food are just as important as the nutrients.
Her company, Nutrition con Sabor is driven to see Latinos better represented in the health and wellness world, and promote health equity for Latinos. Krista focuses on dispelling myths about Latin culture and cuisine and, most importantly, empowering Latinos to incorporate their traditional foods and ingredients into a balanced meal pattern for both emotional and physical nourishment. Krista holds a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently works in private practice.
Small Steps in the Show:
- Find your local grocery store, international grocery store or small market that will have the ingredients from your culture and feel like home
- See how you can add a vegetable from your culture to your plate in any form (garnish, condiment or sauce, etc)
- Find a dish from your food memories in a restaurant or make that dish and see how that feels emotionally and in your body
Mentioned in the Show:
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Balanced Latin Plate Freebie
Balanced Latin Plate Guide in English
Balanced Latin Plate Guide in Spanish
Raíces at the Table
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