9 Fresh Cinco de Mayo Recipes Under 500 Calories

 

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Officially, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s surprising defeat of France in 1862. Unofficially, in the U.S. this day has taken on a life of its own as the day we celebrate Mexican culture and traditions, often with good food and maybe a cerveza. These nine colorful, sometimes spicy, recipes.

Mexican corn on the cob. Your typical Mexican Corn on the cob uses Cotija cheese, which has 35.7 g of fat and 446 calories!I wanted to make it lighter and healthier so I opted to use light feta cheese, which has only 8.2 g of fat and 250 calories for the exact same amount. Despite their low-calorie appeal, these recipes are actually really tasty — unlike other low-cal swaps you can only pretend to want to eat. Plus, they’re jam-packed with nutrients from whole grains, lean proteins, and all kinds of easy-to-cook vegetables.

Here are 50 delicious recipes that are still under 500 calories. Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes. Looking to lighten things up a little for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations?

The fun and festive holiday is on its way, but all the food can get a little overwhelming. If you’re planning a big bash or you want healthier versions of calorie-loaded favorites, tempt your taste buds with these 4 recipes. Calorie counts can quickly mount when you factor in creamy sauces and cheeses. Even heart-healthy olive oil can up the calories significantly.

With this in mind, we gathered together top-rated pasta recipes that marry great taste with low-cal preparations. Each of these top-rated recipes gets it done deliciously for under 500 calories. Tips To Making Cinco De Mayo Recipes Healthier. When I was coming up with all of these Cinco De Mayo recipes, I was trying to find healthy ingredients that were still delicious and didn’t take away from the Mexican flavors.

It actually wasn’t that hard! Here are some tips I’ve learned to reduce fat and calories from our Mexican food. A tostada is like an open-faced taco, with ingredients piled high on a flat tortilla. If you’re ready to take your Cinco de Mayo up a culinary notch or two, try this dish, made with sushi-grade tuna. Tuna provides high-quality protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fats, while chipotle (a smoke-dried jalapeño pepper) and adobo sauce provide the heat.

Hint: It involves fresh fruit flavors and is also very festive! Before we share our picks for 5 Healthy Recipes to enjoy this Cinco De Mayo, here are our top tips for how you can thoroughly enjoy the day, while also staying in line with your health goals Top Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating 1) Make Meals and Snacks From Scratch. Cinco de Mayo is the perfect time to try a Mexican-inspired recipe like tostadas, enchiladas or tacos — and make a healthier, protein-packed version.

These 15 colorful, healthy recipes feature up to 36 grams of protein per serving. Discover and log these recipes and more in the MyFitnessPal app! 1.

A can of black beans—topped with the extra cheddar—and some rice make a festive Cinco de Mayo dinner. Add a green salad with a lime vinaigrette: Just substitute fresh lime juice for the vinegar). Serve the extra whole chips on the side with salsa or guacamole. Thanks to Pampered Chef for the meatloaf recipe.

RECIPE: MEXICAN MEATLOAF.

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3 Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, jalapeño chile pepper, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon cumin.

“The Ultimate Low-Calorie Book: More than 400 Light and Healthy Recipes for Every Day” by Better Homes and Gardens
from The Ultimate Low-Calorie Book: More than 400 Light and Healthy Recipes for Every Day
by Better Homes and Gardens
HMH Books, 2012

• Relishes—These appetizers, which consist of various raw vegetables with or without dressing and/or sweetener, vary widely in their energy content from such items as chopped sour pickles (only 3 Calories (kcal] per ounce (28 g) to cranberry-orange relish (51 Calories (kcal] per ounce).

“Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set” by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
from Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set
by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
Taylor & Francis, 1993

1⁄4 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 tablespoon jarred minced garlic 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon paprika SERVES 5 Per Serving: Calories 340 Fat 27g Protein 11g Sodium 510mg Fiber 0g Carbohydrates 12g Sugar 11g

“The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook: 300 simple and satisfying recipes without gluten or dairy” by Audrey Roberts
from The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook: 300 simple and satisfying recipes without gluten or dairy
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Top each tortilla with 1 tablespoon sour cream, 21/2 tablespoons pico de gallo, and 2 tablespoons cheese; roll up.

“The Modern Family Cookbook” by Modern Family
from The Modern Family Cookbook
by Modern Family
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Provides 23 traditional Latino recipes lower in calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

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by Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (U.S.), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, et. al.
National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1998

An equivalent amount of french fries (200 g cooked in vegetable oil) provides almost three times as many calories: 632 calories; fat, 33.2 g; sodium, 432 mg; and vitamin C, 20 mg (See also ACRYLAMIDE; CONVENIENCE FOOD; FRIED FOOD.)

“The Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health” by Robert A. Ronzio
from The Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health
by Robert A. Ronzio
Facts On File, 2003

In this flavorful version of deviled eggs, I’ve slashed the calories by replacing the mayonnaise-yolk center with heart-healthy hummus.

“From Junk Food to Joy Food: All the Foods You Love to Eat......Only Better” by Joy Bauer
from From Junk Food to Joy Food: All the Foods You Love to Eat……Only Better
by Joy Bauer
Hay House, 2016

Per egg roll and 1 tablespoon each salsa and guacamole: Calories 210

“The All New Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook: Over 1,250 Of Our Best Recipes” by The Editors of Southern Living
from The All New Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook: Over 1,250 Of Our Best Recipes
by The Editors of Southern Living
TI Incorporated Books, 2017

And a 11⁄2-ounce packet of French dressing contains about 185 calories and 17 fat grams.

“American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition” by Roberta Larson Duyff
from American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition
by Roberta Larson Duyff
HMH Books, 2012

To the yolks, add the mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons of vinegar, avocado, and salt; stir to combine.

“The Keto Cure: A Low Carb High Fat Dietary Solution to Heal Your Body and Optimize Your Health” by Jimmy Moore, Adam Nally
from The Keto Cure: A Low Carb High Fat Dietary Solution to Heal Your Body and Optimize Your Health
by Jimmy Moore, Adam Nally
Victory Belt Publishing, 2018

Alexia Lewis RD

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  • Maybe she put the leftover plate in the refrigerator and saved it for supper. no, pre-supper instead. I heard you mention Curry, I’d like to see you do an Indian food challenge.(some of the World’s greatest food)

  • Just Subscribed after watching you eat this delicious feast that reminded me how much I enjoy Mexican food.
    One of the reasons I enjoy watching your channel is because you pick really tasty places to eat.
    Whether it’s donuts, steaks, burgers, or in this case, Mexican food, it all just looks sooooo good.