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Every year, Americans around the nation get together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States are endless and inspiring, and they have had a profound and positive impact on our county.

Expose your Students to Hispanic Food

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Oct 12

Andrea Roberson

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th- October 15th) I thought it would be a great idea to encourage your students to incorporate what we think of as traditional Hispanic foods into our everyday American diet. There are many foods that are used daily in Latino households, but many times omitted from the traditional American diet. Most of these foods are very tasty, but people, especially children, don’t try them for the fear of the unknown. It won’t hurt to add some “spice” into our lives, so what better time than the present.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of ingredient substitutes for you to give your students to try. Below you will find a list of traditional American foods and condiments. In the next column you’ll find a substitute for a traditional Hispanic food or condiment. You may want to bring in some of these items for your students to try. Most of these items are usually inexpensive. I’d love to know how your students respond to these alternatives.

 

Ingredient

Substitute

BananasBaked or Fried Plantains
Barbeque SauceMojo
BreadTortillas
CustardFlan
DipGuacamole
HamburgerBeef or Steak Burrito
Hotdog or SausageChorizo
KetchupSalsa
LemonLime
MayonnaiseAvocado
Pork n BeansBlack Beans
Potato ChipsPlantain or Yucca Chips
PotatoesCassava (Yucca)
Salt/Pepper or Seasoned SaltAdobo Spices
SandwichArepa, Cemita, Quesadilla, Torta
Scrambled EggsHuevos Rancheros
Seafood SaladCeviche
SodaApple, Coconut, Guava, Tamarind Flavor Sodas
SoupGazpacho
Sour CreamCrema
White RiceSpanish Rice

 

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Pam Llorens October 11, 2011 at 10:36 PM Reply
Make it a project with a couple of them on a team or group and then it isn't so expensive for them.
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