Healthy, Fresh Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Tacos really are for everyone — handheld, no fuss and easily customizable. In fact, an estimated 4.5 billion tacos are consumed each year in the United States. As tacos are of Mexican origin, they’re a staple item on menus for Cinco de Mayo, the popular Mexican holiday that commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the state of Puebla in 1862. In the United States, the holiday has become a celebration of Mexican heritage that revolves around food, drinks and street fairs. Many American celebrants indulge in tacos, nachos and other cheesy dishes, along with margaritas, and chips and dips, which are often high in sugar, saturated fat and not particularly nutrient-dense. Consider these easy recipes that put a fresh spin on Mexican-American cuisine:


Blood Orange Mock-A-Rita with a Kick 

This refreshing and spicy mocktail — made with blood orange, jalapeño, lime juice, simple syrup and lime-flavored sparkling water — is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any hot summer day.


Margarita-marinated Chicken Tacos with Citrus Avocado Salsa

This recipe features tender and juicy chicken marinated in a delicious mixture of olive oil, tequila, citrus, garlic and spices, and is served with a refreshing salsa made with grapefruit, avocado and tomatoes.

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