Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo so I thought I would post what I made for dinner (we celebrated a day early) and a few links to healthier Mexican recipes so we can all celebrate without too much guilt 😉
For my Cinco de Mayo, I used a chicken fajita recipe:
But instead of the tortilla (I can’t eat corn or wheat), I put the fajita mixture on top of brown rice and black beans to make a sort of fajita bowl. I then topped with a little salsa, homemade guacamole and a sprinkle of reduced fat cheddar cheese. As you can see below, it turned out really delicious.
For the guacamole I used a recipe that cut the avocados with greek yogurt. This helps decrease the calories and fat and provides a little extra calcium, which most people in the United States don’t get enough of. It did taste a little different, kinda like a mix of guacamole and sour cream, but I thought it went really well on my fajita bowl. Here is the recipe I used:
I am very picky with margaritas and hardly ever order them at a restaurant because they tend to be laden with calories and taste like margarita mix, I prefer my margaritas to taste fresh and not have as many calories as my meal. I did find a margarita recipe that was only 100 calories and looks like it would be very refreshing:
Here are a few Mexican salads:
And some tacos and quesadillas:
And here are some final tips to stay healthy on Cinco de Mayo:
1. Choose leaner meats and trim any visible fat or drain grease to keep calories and fat in check.
2. Use whole grains instead of refined grains, such as whole wheat tortilla or brown rice, to provide additional fiber and help you to feel full longer.
3. Used reduced fat toppings whenever possible, such as reduced fat cheese or lite sour cream.
4. Drinks do have calories and they can add up quickly.
5. Have fun!