Source: | Story Posted: March 07, 2014 | Category: Health & Nutrition

Swap Out Lard in Latino Dishes

Many traditional Latin foods such as tamales and empanadas are high in artery-clogging saturated fat, but it doesn’t have to be that way, according to Michigan State University Extension. If a recipe calls for lard, largely saturated fat rendered from pork, replace it with a source of unsaturated fats such as canola oil. Unsaturated fats help protect the heart and contribute essential nutrients to the diet.