Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to feast on tacos and margaritas. I share nutritious ways to elevate your spread at home on CBS Las Vegas NOW!
Start with a snack platter
This platter features crunchy vegetables, nutritious dips and plant-protein. I used mini bell peppers, cucumber and spiced jicama, tortilla chips and the plant based meat balls, plant based bbq sliders and breaded zucchini sticks part of the plant-based Garden Inspirations line by Farm Rich – great for vegetarians or anyone looking to reduce meat consumption in their daily diets. You can cook them straight in an airfryer or in the oven. The line also includes breaded Cauliflower Bites & breaded Brussels Sprouts. You can find them at Albertsons, Smiths, Walmart and FarmRich.com.
Level up your nachos
Nachos are meant to be shared. Prepare them on a sheet pan for easy snacking. I make mine 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 top 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 and Smiths in a range of heat levels.
The perfect single-serve layered dip
You can also make single-serve healthy layered dips in a jar. Mine 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 jalapeno.
Put a plant-based twist on your favorite taco recipes
These aren’t your typically shrimp tacos.. they are made with Mind Blown dusted shrimp and coconut shrimp by the Plant Based Seafood Company, an all-female, family-owned company with 20 years of experience in the seafood industry now offering a sustainably sourced alternative to traditional seafood made 100% from plants. The entire Mind Blown Plant-Based Seafood line-up is free from: Soy, Gluten, Dairy, Corn, Palm Oil, and tastes like the real deal. You can find this sustainably sourced alternative to traditional seafood online at plantbasedseafoodco.com.