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5 Recipes for a Healthy Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo is a traditional Mexican holiday recognizing the defeat of the French military in 1862 in the state of Pueblo. The celebration has grown in popularity in the States, and is one of the first real kick-off events for Spring. Anything for some delicious, classic Mexican food, right? strawberry-salsa

With all the chips, queso, tacos and Mexican beer turning up at a Cinco de Mayo party, you can quickly and easily sabotage your diet. Instead, prepare some of these fresh and flavorful Mexican recipes at your event, or offer your hostess to bring a dish. Your guests will likely not even notice that you took a healthy route once they taste your culinary creations, and you can rest easy knowing you enjoyed the party and will wake-up guilt-free on seis de Mayo!

Strawberry Salsa
Serve with either blue corn tortilla chips or top grilled chicken or pork chops. Either way you’ll feel like you’re splurging with this scrumptious salsa made with strawberries, pineapple, fresh mint and cilantro, and jalapenos.

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Healthy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Do yourself a favor- don’t sit back and watch everyone else have all the fun today just because you’re on a diet. Be sure to make a healthier choice than babysitting the queso bowl or going for thirds on fried tacos and sopapillas. Try one of the many recipes that offer lower calories, fat, and carbs for many Mexican food favorites.

These are the top Cinco de Mayo recipe picks at

Low-Carb and Weight Watchers Margaritas

Margarita Chicken – with 1g Carbs, 1g Fat, and 128 calories

Chicken and Red Chili Tamales – No guilt here, just 9g Protein, low calories and low fat.
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