Healthy Cinco De Mayo Recipes

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Cinco De Mayo Segment

 

Avocados from Mexico

  1. Chips and Guacamole are a staple for Cinco de Mayo, which is great because avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and only 50 calories per 1 oz serving (3 slices).

 

Recipe/s:

Pineapple and Cucumber guacamole - http://www.theamazingavocado.com/recipes/categories/all-recipes/pineapple-cucumber-guacamol/#.UXWIW7JlRLM

Fish Tacos  -

http://www.theamazingavocado.com/recipes/categories/all-recipes/fish-tacos/

   Tostitos Traditional and Cantina Thin & Crispy tortilla chips

  1. Can't deny chips at Cinco De Mayo so check out this chip with only three simple ingredients: Corn, oil and salt
  2. Pairing these chips with guacamole will bring the distinct and delicious taste experiences from the Mexican restaurant to your home.
  3. Healthy dips that scream Cinco De Mayo
  4. Skinny Layer Dip
  5. Mango Salsa Scoops

 

   Margaritas

  1. Pour lots of alcohol and sugary add-ins into a super-sized glass and you've got yourself a 600+ calorie cocktail! Skip the too-sweet drink mixes and opt for our fruity versions, all under 275 calories.
  2. Get sweetness from fresh fruit juice instead - you'll get some   extra vitamin C that way too. You also want to cut back on the booze. All that alcohol will cost you 100 calories per ounce on average

3. A few more tips:

•    Serve your cocktails in 8-ounce rocks glasses

•    Garnish with fresh fruit

•    Splurge on top shelf tequila - treat yourself to one good drink instead of a few cheap ones

 

 

Recipe for---Citrus Burst Margaritas

Serves: 4 (1 6-ounce glass each)

 

1 cup silver tequila

1/2 cup Triple Sec

1 cup freshly squeezed citrus juice

1/2 cup sparkling water

Sliced citrus for garnish

Kosher salt for glass (optional)

 

Combine ingredients in a pitcher and stir to combine. To serve, shake individual portions with ice in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice in a salt-rimmed glass, if desired. For frozen cocktails, blend ingredients in a blender with crushed ice.

 

Nutrition Info (per serving):

Calories: 273

Total Fat: 0 grams

Total Carbohydrate: 30 grams

Sodium: 145 milligrams

 

 

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