Skinny Cinco de Mayo Recipes
Bring on the margaritas and cerveza! Cinco de Mayo means party time and tables loaded with nachos, tacos, and calorie-laden dips. But with a quick trip to the grocery store and a little time in the kitchen you can create a buffet of healthier versions of party favorites.
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Get the step-by-step instructions for this original recipe from The Good Stuff.
Skinny Mini Mexican Meatball Tostada
Source: Skinny kitchen
Fill Tostito’s Baked Scoops with mini meatballs seasoned with store bought taco seasoning. Top with grated cheese and shredded lettuce. If you can believe it, they are only 31 calories for each mini-tostado.
Source: Blender Babes
Blend up a skinny guac made with peas and avocado for lower calorie dip.
Jalapeno Lime Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Source: A Dash of Sanity
Grill up these spicy margarita chicken skewers to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Marinade in lime juice, cilantro, jalapeños and a little sugar.
Watermelon Tomato Salad
Source: Vegan Yack Attack
No one will be missing heavy dips and sauces when you have this refreshing salad on the table.
Skinny Queso Dip
Source: Damn Delicious
Queso is a Cinco de Mayo party must have. This skinny version is made with Greek yogurt and coconut milk. Serve with black bean chips and dip away!
Skinny Mexican Pizza
Source; Snixy Kitchen
Build healthier Mexican pizzas with corn tortillas as a base. Top with refried beans and low-fat cheese. Drizzle with an avocado cream sauce.
Spicy Green Bean Fries
Source: Slender Kitchen
Bake a batch of these spicy green beans to munch on instead of chips.
Healthy Quinoa Nachos
Source: Fit Foodie Finds
Sneak in superfood quinoa and some extra veggies with these nachos.
Skinny Baja Fish Tacos
Source: The Wanderlust Kitchen
These Baja Fish tacos are skinny on calories, but big on flavor. Chile-spiced fish is topped with fresh mango, cilantro, lime and chipotle peppers. Greek yogurt and mix with lime to create a healthy crema that pairs well with the spicy tacos.
Mexican Chicken and Sweet Potato
Source: I Quit Sugar
Kale and sweet potatoes come together to make a healthy family Cinco de Mayo celebration dinner. These Mexican inspired stuffed sweet potatoes are loaded with protein and nutrients. Save time by shredding a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.
Skinny Black Bean Flautas
Source: Skinny Ms
Flautas are great finger foods for a party. You will only need five ingredients including beans, shredded cheese, green chiles, taco seasoning and tortillas. Keep your pantry stocked and you can make these anytime you have a craving for Mexican food.