Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Countdown to a Healthy Cinco de Mayo

Cinco De Mayo or the 5th of May is a day that I love to celebrate! Mexican and Latin food combinations are my FAVORITE in the whole culinary world. Cilantro, lime, sour cream, avocados, rice, beans yummmmmmm. Traditional cooking usually includes a lot of grease, salt, and other things that we know are not great for us but you know you can count on me to make this holiday guilt free and satisfying with easy and simple recipes. 
Food Fashionista's Margarita
Juice of 1/2 lime (or 2 packets of True Lime)
1 shot of silver Tequila (I like Milagro)
1 packet of sweetener (Splenda, Equal, Sweet&Low, Stevia)
Seltzer Water

Rim 1/2 of an 8 oz glass with salt. Squeeze lime and add sweetener and tequila. Add Ice and top off with Seltzer. Stir and serve.
**Salting only half of the glass gives you that satisfying flavor but cuts back on the sodium and helps avoid possible dehydration from too much salt.

Lime-y Cinco Ingredient Chicken Salad
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded into small pieces
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup chopped cilantro
¼ cup chopped green onion
½ cup diced tomatoes
Lime juice, salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, shred chicken in small pieces (discarding skin an bones) Add black beans, cilantro green onions and tomatoes and mix together. Add lime juice, salt and pepper to taste and serve with tortilla chips.

Lime-y Cinco Ingredient Chicken Salad
Columbian Arepa (a handmade corn cake with melted cheese and cilantro)
 Simple Radish Salad with Chili Lime Seasoning
 Traditional Guilt Free Mojito
Shrimp Ceviche
 Beef Taco
 Fresh Baked Tortilla Chips
 Food Fashionista Raspberry Martini and Margarita

Please Comment if you want recipes or need help modifying one of your favorites!!!!
Hasta Luego!! J

1 comment:

  1. Everything looks wonderful....Did you make your own Colombian Arepas? No rush, but if so, I would love the recipe. Happy Cinco de Mayo.....mas cerveza por favor.