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Esta Noche, Vamos A Comer Comida Mexicana Para La Cena!

(Tonight, we are going to eat Mexican for dinner!)

@DelaneyLundeen, thank you for the English to Spanish translation!

Cinco de Mayo is Sunday!

Why not celebrate with healthier homemade Mexican dishes this year!

What are your Cinco de Mayo stables?

Maybe I made a version of one of your stables below. I prepared all the food in this post over the past few months and they all tasted amazing! I will definitely make all of them again, if I haven’t already!

Mexican Cooking Tips The Calories: Mexican food can be very high in fat and sodium. Therefore, go light on the salt, cheese, avocado/guacamole (contains good fat, but can increase your calorie intake quickly so use in moderation) and replace creme cheese and sour cream with 0% plain greek yogurt. Also, use whole grain tortillas instead of corn tortillas for additional dietary fiber. Refer to a previous blog post with more ways to make healthier mexican food.

Cuban Black Bean Soup

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Way back in February I made this soup for a Monday night Bachelor viewing. I got two thumbs up from me friends! It was delicious, as the cuban spiced vegetable puree added to the black beans givee the soup an extra punch of flavor!

CLICK HERE TO SEE CUBAN BLACK BEAN SOUP RECIPE & PRINT 
Recipe inspired by Manami 
 

Jalapeno Cornbread

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This was my first time making cornbread. I was always intrigued to make cornbread less sweet by giving it a kick with chopped jalapeño and less sugar. I didn’t have buttermilk on hand, which most cornbread recipes call for, so I made a buttermilk substitute.

Homemade Buttermilk =

1 c. sour milk = 3/4 c. skim milk + 1/4 c. lemon juice + let mixture sit for 5 min

Jalapeño cornbread is the perfect addition to the cuban black bean soup (featured above) instead dipping tortilla chips.

CLICK HERE TO SEE JALAPEÑO CORNBREAD RECIPE & PRINT
Recipe inspired by Prevention’s Health Gauranteed Cookbook
 

Greek Yogurt Chicken Enchiladas Topped with Salsa Verdes

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These enchiladas were another first for me! I always make fajitas/soft tacos and taco-less mexican salads for my Mexican cravings, but for some reason I have never made enchiladas, which are just as easy to make, if not easier!

This recipe is a low-fat version of enchiladas, as I used 0% plain greek yogurt instead the high fat and calories from sour cream, creme cheese, and loads of cheese to create the creamy filling. Also, I sprinkled just enough mexican style shredded cheese to cover each enchilada and I added a dollop of greek yogurt for the final finish.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ENCHILADA RECIPE & PRINT 
Recipe inspired by Fannetastic Food
 

Homemade Baked Whole Wheat Tortilla Chips

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I have made these homemade tortilla chips many many times! They are just as good as the tortilla chips at any authentic Mexican restaurant. All you need is soft tortillas (whole wheat or corn), olive oil to spray or brush on the cut tortillas, and a sprinkle of salt! Bake on 350 degrees F for 10 mins. Check every 5 min, as ovens can vary from home to home. You don’t want to burn these!

CLICK HERE TO SEE TORTILLA CHIP RECIPE & PRINT

Salsa Verde

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What is the main ingredient in Salsa Verde, which happens to be under this waxy husk?

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Answer: Tomatillos! A fruit that originated in Mexico! As known as the husk tomato, jamberry, husk cherry, and Mexican tomato.

All you need to do is toss sliced tomatillos (de-husked) and yellow onion in just enough olive oil to cover the tomatillos and onions. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven on 350 degrees F and roast for 30 minutes, until tomatillos/onion are soft. Puree tomatillos and onion in a blender with 1/2-1 jalapeno (depends on how much of a kick you want to create in your salsa), and lime juice.

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CLICK HERE TO SEE SALSA VERDE RECIPE & PRINT 

Lo-cal Margarita

You can’t forget a little bit of tequila on Cinco de Mayo!

My version of a skinny margarita!
I have no picture because I drink these cocktails way too fast, but I will add a picture from this Sunday’s celebration 🙂
 
3 Simple Ingredients = only 105 calories
1.5 ounce Tequila (or skinny girl pre-made margarita)
8 ounces Diet Ginger Ale
Juice of 1 fresh lime
Optional: Add ice to make your drink on the rocks
 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT JUST MARGARITA RECIPE

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!

What do you have planned for Sunday’s Cinco de Mayo festivities?

More Mexican Dishes: Crockpot Mexican Stuffed Peppers, Taco-less Warm Mexican Chicken Salad