With tomorrow being Cinco de Mayo (celebration of Mexican heritage and pride), we are getting in the festive mood with some of these delicious recipes.
Baked Naturals: With all of the chips being consumed during Cinco de Mayo, Pepperidge Farm has a healthier version to snack on with their first gluten-free addition to their Baked Naturals lineup Simply Tortilla and Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips. Made with quality ingredients like stone ground corn and 16g whole grain per serving, Baked Naturals Tortilla Chips contain 43 percent less fat than the leading tortilla chip (4.5g total fat/28g serving compared to 8g total fat/28g serving)a great-tasting, wholesome addition to any fiesta.
Guacamole: A staple of every Cinco de Mayo party is guacamole. It is one of my favorite dips to make and essentially all it is avocados, tomatoes, limes, lemons, garlic, onions, salt and pepper. Here is my guacamole recipe that is a hit at home and with my kids.
Fajita Recipe: From tacos to burritos and tostados, we tend to over indulge as we celebrate the Mexican holiday. And lets not forget the margaritas! Although Mexican food can be a diet disaster, there are some ways you can still enjoy the holiday without totally pigging out.The recipe above from Medifast is party approved and can be enjoyed guilt-free this holiday, while keeping your calorie count down.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Divine Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcake: If you happen to be in NYC, be sure to visit Prohibition Bakery and their adult-only cupcake selection. For Cinco de Mayo be sure check out their delicious Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcake made with Scotch, Arbol Chile, Divine Chocolate and Cinnamon. This weekend only. Prohibition Bakery, 9 Clinton Street in the Lower East Side.
Meatless Recipe Ideas: For those wanting a meat-free Cinco de Mayo we suggest using Gardein, a great-tasting, meat-free protein options for people looking to live a healthier lifestyle. With Gardein, its easy for any hostess to whip up some healthy Mexican themed meals for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Here are a few examples of some delicious dishes incorporating Gardein(available nationwide):
- The delicious combination of green peppers, avocado, beans and Gardein's Ultimate Beefless Burger in the Gardein Layered Taco Dip is sure to be a hit with any guest. Plus the beefless burger has 65 percent less fat than a beef burger!
- Use Gardeins Home Style Beefless Tips, delivering a generous amount of protein, to make Gardein Beefless Soft Tacos , for a healthier version of a favorite Mexican dish.
- Here are some other inspired dishes for you to consider sharing with your readers: Gardeins Chickn Tostadas, Gardeins Taco Chickn Pizza, and Gardeins Chipotle Lime Wrap.
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