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The famous Mexican-American holiday, Cinco de Mayo will be here in just a few days! For some it’s a day of the year to celebrate by indulging on margaritas and lots of cheesy, sour-cream laden enchiladas or some corn chips with guacamole.
But for those of us looking to eat clean, it’s easy to make Mexican food healthy! In fact, Mexican food is easily adaptable to just about any diet whether you’re looking to go low-cal, gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian.
Mexican food is tasty any day of the year, and it’s a great way to bring some ‘spice’ into your kitchen. Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo by trying out a few tasty, healthy Mexican recipes!
Traditional Guacamole by TheGirlWhoAteEverything
There’s nothing more traditionally Mexican than guacamole. And it’s incredibly easy to make! It takes only a few avocados, some red onion, tomato, cilantro, lime juice and garlic. It takes about 5 minutes to whip up, so it’s perfect for entertaining guests!
If you’re working on losing weight, don’t lose the avocados in your diet. The healthy fats they contain are great for weight loss! Consider swapping out chips for sliced veggies if you’re looking to cut back a bit.
Grilled Corn Salsa by SpoonForkBacon.com
It requires you to grill whole ears of corn instead of using canned corn, but the incredible roasted taste will be worth it! After grilling the corn, you remove the kernels and mix with olive oil, red onion, jalapeños, garlic, tomatoes, black beans and lime juice.
Mexican Shrimp, Tomato and Chili Wraps by FarmGirlGourmet.com
These shrimp wraps make an amazing dinner for a night when you’re looking for something a little different. They cook up really fast as well, in just about 5 minutes (not including vegetable chopping).
You can use fresh or frozen shrimp for this recipe. Fresh shrimp will impart a deeper flavor. Made with shrimp, onion, tomato, garlic, oregano, cumin and chili powder and served on corn tortillas with some arugula or baby lettuce mix to garnish.
Chicken Tortilla Soup by AFoodCentricLife.com
Chicken tortilla soup is great for dinner at home and works well as a take to work lunch, too. The recipe’s author uses leftover roasted chicken from earlier in the week, but you could cook the chicken any way you like right before starting.
She combines the chicken with pinto beans, diced tomatoes, carrot, celery, jalapeño, onion and garlic. The soup is fragrantly spiced with black pepper, cumin, coriander, chipotle powder and oregano.
You can make your own homemade baked tortilla strips and garnish with fresh cilantro, lime, avocado or cheese. Embellish it however you like!
Tilapia Tacos by ABitchinKitchen.com
These fish tacos are absolutely amazing. Bake up the tilapia with paprika, brown sugar, oregano, garlic powder, salt, cumin and cayenne powder. In the meantime you’ll prepare a creamy sauce made of yogurt, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeño.
Warm the tortillas, top them with the baked fish and the cream sauce and you’re ready to go. Tastes incredible!
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