Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes Roundup

Who’s ready for a fiesta?  Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching and we’ve been working hard in the MYP kitchen to cook up some fabulous recipes!

Whether you’re planning a party or simply embracing the holiday spirit, these healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes are exactly what you need.  Cinco de Mayo has never been a waistline friendly holiday, but don’t you fret, we’ve got that problem solved!  Below you’ll find a healthy twist on many of your favorite Mexican recipes.  I guarantee you’ll love these so much that you’ll be cooking them all year long!

Quick & Easy Guacamole (And Even Better Than Chipotle)

This quick and easy guacamole recipe is the BEST guacamole recipe I have ever encountered!  Calling something the BEST is a big leap of faith, but I am confident you will feel the same after making this recipe.  Move over Chipotle, you’ve finally met your match.  BONUS: Healthy “Homemade” Tortilla Chips  (*Personal Favorite)

Quinoa Black Bean Salad

This quinoa black bean salad is light and refreshing.  Served cold and with a hint of tang, this is the PERFECT summer salad.  Think Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, Fourth of July…  (*Personal Favorite)

Mexican Chopped Salad

Let’s get real, there’s no need to introduce a salad.  Look at it – it’s beautiful!   Top this with the Cilantro Lime Dressing and have yourself a wonderful little meal.

Cilantro Lime Dressing

Slightly sweet, tastefully tart, and with a hint of heat, this Cilantro Lime Dressing is truly multidimensional.  Transform any dish with just a drop of this refreshing dressing.  It’s the perfect companion to any meal.  As we settle into springtime and await the summer sunshine, satisfy your soul with this unique blend of flavors.  (*Personal Favorite)

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Completely redesigned, these Mexican Stuffed Peppers transformed a once light and airy dish into a warm, cozy, nighttime meal.  Get whisked away by the baked pepper aroma circling in the dining room air.  Circle ’round the dinner table to enjoy this hearty dinner.

Mexican Lettuce Wraps

Mexican lettuce wraps are an excellent way to lighten up traditional tacos.  They can be filled with just about ANYTHING and everything you can imagine.  Our Mexican lettuce wraps are pictured with the following ingredients: cauliflower rice, black beans, corn, diced tomato, and diced avocado.

Black Beans & Cauliflower “Rice” 

Do you crave black beans and rice but fear that the meal (or even side dish) is just too heavy for your wants and needs?  Are you watching your calorie intake?  Counting Weight Watchers points?  Following the Paleo meal plan?  Whatever it is that has been holding you back from enjoying this tasty meal, cauliflower rice is your solution!

Chili For Dummies (Minimal Assembly Required)

Simple, fast, and foolproof.  This easy vegan chili is a cross between a chili and a tortilla soup… Thinner than a chili but thicker than a soup.  You decide!  BONUS: Make this chili a day before serving and let it “thicken up” in the fridge overnight.  It makes a fabulous dip!

Vegan Sour Cream

Rich and tasty, this Vegan Sour Cream will transform all of your Mexican meals!  Thank your lucky stars for this raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, no added sugar, cashew based sour cream.  Use it as you would any traditional sour cream.  Great for toppings, dressings, or even as a dip!

Black Bean Burger 

Fast, simple, low calorie, vegan, glut

en free… these black bean burgers will blow you away!  Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, it’s as if you’d eaten a real burger straight from the grill.  Enjoy these black bean burgers guilt free!

And don’t forget this…

Skinny Margarita!

What’s your favorite Mexican recipe?  I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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