Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Clean(er) Eating Guide to Cinco de Mayo

I'm a die hard fan of pretty much any type of Mexican food. I could eat it all day, every day. Thankfully, since beginning my journey towards a healthier lifestyle, I've found a few ways to make my options a bit healthier also. 

With Cinco De Mayo upon us, I figured you may enjoy a few substitutions and options as well, so you don't have to wake up on May 6th, with guilt on your conscious and an ache in your belly. This Clean Eating Cinco De Mayo Recipe Guide won’t leave you missing a thing!

Skip the heavy dairy toppings like cheese and sour cream and use a homemade Pico de Gallo salsa and guacamole instead. These are full of flavor, vitamins and the avocado is a HEALTHY fat that your body craves! 

Want to go out of your comfort zone and try something totally new, light, delicious and HEALTHY for your main course this year? I've got TWO options for you. How about the Southern Baked Sweet Potato

Or, how about the Southwest Baked Spaghetti Squash!

I'm a crazy bread, tortilla, pasta, car-aholic! So any time I can find a way to lessen the blow, I'm all over it. Here area  few ways you can do that! Try these Cauliflower Tortillas.

I'm also a big fan of the taco or fajita in a lettuce leaf, instead of a tortilla! If you are a fan of LIME flavor and want to give something new a try, check this out Cilantro Lime Turkey Lettuce Wraps

If you would prefer to keep the traditional taco flavor in your ground beef or ground turkey (leaner option!), ditch the extra sodium from traditional taco seasonings, but keep all the flavor by using this homemade taco seasoning recipe. I haven't purchased taco seasoning in over a year and my husband prefers this, because you can add a bit more or less of certain ingredients, so I kick up the spice factor 

Not a Taco fan? I've got you covered! How does Tequila Lime Chicken sound? Marinade this, toss it on the grill and you are good to go. You'll love this recipe so much, you'll be using it all summer long!

You can pair this yummy Southern Quinoa Salad with the above chicken. You and your guests will love it!

Enjoy your evening festivities, try a one or more of these recipes out and 

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