You don’t have to be Mexican to celebrate all of the mouth-watering flavors and exciting festivities of Cinco De Mayo. If you’re looking to lighten up things while still enjoying your celebrations try some of my favorite easy-to-prepare recipes that are healthy, full of flavor, and guilt-free!
Southwestern egg tostada
The perfect well-balanced meal packed with protein and fiber to keep your stomach and your taste buds satisfied. Enjoy it for breakfast or as a meat-free, savory dinner option.
Coconut Lime Fish Tacos with peach avocado salsa
The tang from the lime and the sweetness of the peaches make these some of the best tacos you will ever have! Add some crushed red peppers flakes or hot sauce if you like an extra kick.
churro donut holes
At 50 calories a pop you have permission to have two (or twelve!). Rolling these puppies in cinnamon and sugar as soon as they get out of the oven creates that warm, melt-y, sugar-y coating on traditional churros without all of the fat and cholesterol that comes from frying.
cajun salmon tostadas with mango avocado salsa
The spicy salmon gives this dish just enough of a kick while the mango and avocado bring the perfect amount of sweetness and creaminess to balance the heat. Oh, and that sriracha-yogurt sauce, you’re gonna want to put that on everything.
Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Peppers
Top with homemade guacamole instead of cheese if you’re dairy-free or Paleo and sub ground tofu instead of turkey if vegan eating is your thing.
fiesta egg white avocado scramble
A protein packed breakfast that comes together in less than 10 minutes.? Yes, please. Top it with you favorite hot sauce or salsa for an extra kick to get you going in the morning.
chili lime chicken burgers
Make a batch of these on Sunday for lunches throughout the week or keep leftovers in the freezer for a healthy dinner in a pinch.