Healthy Tamale Recipes Taught at Food Bank's Tamalada

A healthy tamale may sound like a contradiction, but it turns out it is actually possible.

The Food Bank of Corpus Christi hosted a Tamalada, or tamale-making party, at the Garcia Education Center on Agnes Monday night.

Folks were taught how to make healthier tamales, a recipe especially aimed a diabetics.

So how exactly do you make a healthy tamale? Get rid of the bad fat.

"Our tamales are made with ground turkey, and instead of the lard, we do olive oil, and a low-sodium chicken broth instead of the traditional lard and extra fat. Ours are healthier," Dietitian Kate Hilliard said. "About a hundred calories per tamale."

To learn more about the Neighborhood Diabetes Education program, contact the Food Bank of Corpus Christi at 361-887-6291.


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