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Frozen Coconut Mojito

It's not a Cuban recipe guide without a really good mojito. This one has coconut milk, coconut water, and of course, rum and mint.

Get the recipe: Frozen Coconut Mojito

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Healthy Cuban Recipes for Dinner and Dessert

Frozen Coconut Mojito

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It's not a Cuban recipe guide without a really good mojito. This one has coconut milk, coconut water, and of course, rum and mint.

Get the recipe: Frozen Coconut Mojito

Photo: Whitney Bond

Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork

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This roasted pork looks almost as good as it tastes. The meat is marinated in orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, mint, garlic, and oregano. The hardest part? Waiting until it's done cooking to dig in.

Get the recipe: Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork

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Cuban Rice and Beans

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Rice and beans is one of the most budget-friendly meals, but with the right additions, it can taste like a million bucks. This dish is full of garlic, bacon(!), cumin, and chopped cilantro.

Get the recipe: Cuban Rice and Beans

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Roasted Pork Cuban Sandwich

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While Cuban sandwiches actually originated in Florida, the flavors were inspired by Cuban cuisine. It's made with roast pork, cheese, pickles, and ham, then toasted. Whip up a batch of mojitos and the whole neighborhood will want in on this one.

Get the recipe: Roasted Pork Cuban Sandwich

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Cuban Shredded Beef

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This ropa vieja is made in the slow cooker with tomato sauce, vegetables, and green chilies, then served over rice.

Get the recipe: Cuban Shredded Beef

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Cuban Coffee

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If you try one new thing in Cuba (or at home), make it this Cuban coffee. Super-sweet Cuban coffee is made on the stove top in a moka pot. The end result is thick, strong coffee—one sip and you'll be hooked.

Get the recipe: Cuban Coffee

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Cuban Slaw

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This slaw is quick to throw together—and even better, it's mayo-free. Toss red cabbage, carrot, cilantro, and jalapeño together, then coat with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and oregano.

Get the recipe: Cuban Slaw

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Sweet Cuban Coconut Balls with Melted Chocolate

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Let's talk about these coconut balls, shall we? Typically served as street food in Cuba, they're made with sweetened condensed milk, shredded coconut, vanilla, and honey before being frozen. Then they're dipped in chocolate—mmmm.

Get the recipe: Sweet Cuban Coconut Balls with Melted Chocolate

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Vegan Picadillo

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Picadillo is a Cuban dish with lentils, potatoes, tomatoes, olives, and raisins. The cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, and cloves tie the flavors together.

Get the recipe: Vegan Picadillo

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Is Hummus a Good Source of Protein?

Nutritionists all have their pet peeves. One of mine? Seeing hummus being referred to as a good source of protein. It's an issue worth clearing up as it's all too easy to *think* you're making a filling, nutritious choice by ordering a vegetable and hummus sandwich, but then wind up hungry an hour later reaching for more food, wondering where you went wrong. Sound familiar? It's not your fault!

Spoon

Spoon

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Start sitting in a chair on a smooth surface, heels on a towel. Grip hands around the seat and lift off the chair, butt elevated and spine straight. Keeping arms straight, lean forward so torso and legs form a 90-degree. In a slow, controlled movement for 4 counts, flex feet and pull the hips up toward the ceiling. On the 4-count-out, push the hips down and feet forward.

B.

For an added challenge, add a triceps dip in between reps.

Donkey Kicks

Donkey Kicks

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Start in tabletop position on all fours with knees directly under hips and hands under shoulders, keeping the spine straight. Keeping a 90-degree angle between your hips and the floor, lift one knee off the ground and out to the side, then kick straight back, keeping the kicking leg parallel with the spine, the foot flexed, and the toes pointed out. Perform the kick out and kick in on a 4-count each. Do one 2-minute set, then repeat on the opposite side.

B.

To mimic the resistance of the Supra, use two ankle weights on one leg.