Cinco de Mayo doesn’t exactly have a healthy reputation, especially when a lot of Mexican cuisine is typically heavy, greasy, and, not surprisingly, high-calorie… cheese, tortilla chips, margaritas, more cheese… you know what we’re talking about. BUT there are lots of healthy versions of your favorite Mexican dishes– many of which use wholesome and nutritious ingredients– so you can still enjoy the holiday without going overboard and wrecking your healthy diet. Here are 6 favorites for you to try! Happy Cinco de Mayo, KFitters!
Easy Crockpot Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salads – A long-time favorite, taco salads don’t get easier than this! And they’re made with nutritious and relatively low-calorie ingredients, which means you can enjoy them guilt-free. The leftovers also made tasty quesadillas!
Healthy Grilled Sweet Potato Nachos – Healthier nachos? Sign us up! These ones are made with a homemade cheese and sweet potatoes, so you’ll get some nutrients in your diet too!
Quinoa Enchilada Casserole – A lightened-up, healthy enchilada bake made with quinoa, black beans and cheesy goodness. And the leftovers taste even better! You might never want to eat regular enchiladas again!
Edamame Guacamole – This recipe takes your tradition guacamole to a whole new level with protein-packed edamame. You’ve gotta try this recipe!
Vegetable and Goat Cheese Quesadilla – Usually, quesadillas are filled with tons and tons of cheese, but this one is lightened up with plenty of veggies and lower calorie goat cheese.
The Best Skinny Margarita Recipes – Obviously, no Cinco de Mayo is complete without some margaritas. Here are a bunch that cut calories and still taste delicious!