Today I share nutritious ways to elevate your Cinco de Mayo spread at home.
First put a plant-based twist on your favorite taco recipes.
Likemeat Like Chick’n Pieces are ready in minutes and perfect for throwing into your favorite taco recipe for Cinco de Mayo. These plant-based chunks are gluten-free, packed with high quality soy protein and are rich in fiber. Plus each chick’n piece has authentic textures and are pre-seasoned with flavorful spices. Simply cook in the microwave or in a pan and serve out of tortillas with your favorite taco toppings like lettuce red onion, jalapeños, salsa, cilantro and avocado. You can find LikeMeat Like Chick’n pieces at target.
Next, elevate your nachos on a sheet pan for easy snacking and sharing.
These are made with sweet potato chips baked for 25 minutes at 350 F and topped with red onion, beans, corn and cheese then baked for another 5 minutes. I then topped them with the Fresh Cravings refrigerated salsa which is made with whole food ingredients like vine ripened tomatoes, crisp vegetables and spices – you can find it chilled in the produce section of Walmart in a range of heat levels. You can also make single-serve healthy layered dips In a jar. These are made with salsa, guacamole, cheese, red onion, green onion and the fresh cravings spicy red pepper hummus available at Walmart. It’s super creamy and made with a short list of high quality ingredient like Chilean extra virgin olive oil, chickpeas and savory tahini and comes in other crave-worthy flavors as well such as classic, roasted red pepper, roasted garlic and honey jalapeño. Besides adding salsa and hummus to recipes, they are great on a cinco de mayo fiesta platter. Serve salsa and hummus with sliced bell peppers, spiced jicama, radishes, cucumber, mango and tortilla chips.
Cheers with a bubbly beverage with benefits
Poppi is a better-for-you prebiotic soda. made with whole food ingredients and around 1 tablespoon of pure unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Prebiotics are a type of fiber that help selectively nourish the good bacteria in the gut to support digestion and immunity. Unlike traditional soda, it’s low in calories and sugar with 20 calories or less and 5 grams of sugar of less per can and comes in delicious flavors like raspberry rose, grapefruit, and ginger lime. Put a cinco de mayo twist by serving the ginger lime flavor out of a glass with fresh sliced lime and jalapeño or watermelon flavor with sliced watermelon and touch of paprika. You can find Poppi locally at Target, Whole Foods and Publix.