4 Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes | #PSPfit

What are you doing for Cinco de Mayo? As a California girl, any excuse to eat Mexican food is alright with me.

Part of my healthy curves journey is figuring out how to be social and celebrate food/drink fueled holidays without going overboard. My friends and I usually go out for Cinco de Mayo. I’m in the middle of #PSPfit Boot Camp, so I’m laser focused on making good choices. Cinco de Mayo is a great holiday for that! When I’m eating out at Mexican Restaurants, I stick to a clean diet with proteins (chicken, shrimp), fresh salsa (or pico de gallo, a chunkier version of salsa), black beans, guacamole and brown rice, when available.

If you plan on making some cinco de mayo themed meals at home, here are four healthy Mexican food recipes to help!

Healthy Cinco De Mayo Recipes (1)

Shredded Mexican Chicken

  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sugar (#PSPfit girls, use 1/4 teaspoon of stevia)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Directions via Emily Bites

Cilantro Lime Quinoa

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions via, two peas and their pod

Avocado Salsa

  • 3 avocados, diced chunky
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes, diced
  • ⅛ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • ¼ tsp. garlic salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper

Directions via Chef in Training

All Natural Margarita

  • 1 to 1 1/2 shots lime juice (1 shot glass equals 1/4 cup liquid)
  • 2 shots water
  • 1 to 2 shots tequila
  • 1/2 to 1 shot agave nectar, or to taste
  • ice

Directions via Averie Cooks

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