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A Healthy Cinco de Mayo

Kelly Woolfe

Aye yi yi yi yi! 

Okay, is that how you spell it? I'm trying out my yell that signifies my excitment over the fact that this coming week is Cinco de Mayo!

I'm excited because Mexican food just happens to be one of my all-time favorites, and I definitely am not going to miss the opportunity to keep this theme in play all week long at our house.

I mean.....cheese. Guacamole. Black beans. Salsa. Chips. Queso. Oh my gosh. You just can't go wrong. 

But ya, this doesn't make us think low-cal and healthy, right? 

The good news is that there are TONS of Mexican recipes out there that are totally healthy and align 100% with reaching your health and fitness goals. Today, I want to share a few Cinco de Mayo themed recipes with you that you can incorporate into your weekly meal plan that will NOT throw you off track and push your goals out the window. And some of them just happen to be some of my personal favorites!!!!

1) PORK CARNITAS
Personal favorite alert!!! This one really IS, by a long shot, one of my all-time favorite, go-to recipes. It is so super simple and so so good. We usually eat this on top of a Mexican inspired salad (think romaine, salsa, a sprinkle of cheese, a dollop of guac, and the pork (if you're feeling a little crazy, how about some corn, black beans, or brown rice??? Maybe some pico??) Or, grab some corn or whole wheat tortillas and make your own tacos. There really isn't a wrong way to make this work for you! Just remember your portion sizes as you start adding toppings -- if you are using the container system, stick to those containers!)

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2011/08/01/recipe-pork-carnitas-tacos-with-tomatillo-salsa/

2) SLOW COOKER CHICKEN ENCHILADAS
Although I haven't made these YET, this is going DOWN in our house this week! Can't wait to try this super simple (and healthy) take on chicken enchiladas. If you know me at all, if it says "slow cooker", I'm usually IN.

http://www.teambeachbody.com/teambeachbodyblog/nutrition/slow-cooker-chicken-enchiladas-recipe

3) More CHICKEN ENCHILADAS
Remember these? My favorite chicken enchiladas that fit RIGHT IN to my meal plan and container system? Check out my past blog post for this absolutely awesome recipe, along with tips and hacks to simplify and make it even easier to whip up quickly. 

http://www.physikellyfit.com/blog/2016/2/17/the-best-21-day-fix-chicken-enchiladas

4) TURKEY TACO MEAT
And again, remember this? We make this ALL the time at my house. Its ALWAYS a winner with the entire family, which makes it FUN to make and eat. (and its seriously 5 minutes of effort to prep this!) Use it for taco salads, tacos, Mexican inspired Flat Out pizzas, and more. Its so versatile!

https://www.facebook.com/PhysiKellyFit/videos/787883967979339/

5) MEXICAN LASAGNA
Oh. And then there's this one. Another favorite. See? I told you I can eat this type of food all the time! This one is GREAT for the whole family, and make sure you save the leftovers for yourself for lunches the rest of the week. My favorite part about this dish are the ginormous serving sizes. You're NOT going to go hungry!! (oh, and the leftovers freeze great, too).

http://teaminspirenation.com/2014/11/15/mexican-lasagna-gluten-free-and-21-day-fix-approved/


I hope you enjoy our family favorites for Cinco de Mayo week. Try them out, then tell me what your favorites are. Oh, and if you have your own healthy Cinco de Mayo themed recipes that you and your family love, please send them my way. I'm always up for trying new recipes!

Have a wonderful week!
-Kelly


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