Tip 1: Build your appetizers around produce
Cinco de Mayo is incomplete without guacamole made with Avocados From Mexico, which are always in season, always delicious and always worth it. One serving of avocado has nearly 20 different vitamins and minerals you can find over 140 guacamole recipes at AvocadosFromMexico.com.
Another easy produce-forward appetizer is corn and radish kebobs made with Dandy’s super sweet corn which is non-gmo and comes in this first ever recyclable tray and the whole ready radishes which also come in mini sticks and coins for tossing into salsas and salads.
Tip 2: Build your enteee around high quality protein
Eggs are a high quality protein source but not just any eggs! Happy Eggs seriously have the richest, plump amber yolks as a result of the two breeds of hen’s diets from over eight acres of pasture. They’re Free Range Blue & Brown Heritage Breed HAPPY Eggs and you can find them locally in Denver at Safeway, King Soopers and Sprouts.
Tip 3: Flavor your meals and apps for virtually zero calories.
The secret to nutritious AND delicious Cinco dishes is spices and seasonings, which add flavor for virtually zero calories. I love the seasonings by Simply Organic because they are ethically and sustainably grown, and purchasing them helps support organic and sustainable farming communities.
Tip 4: Build your desserts around seasonal fruit
I shared my Wonderful Halo parfaits made with these California-grown mandarins that are seedless, easy to peel and available through the end of this month. Each parfait calls for two medium Halos, which are a good source of fiber and provide half a day’s worth of vitamin
Tip 5: Build your cocktails and mocktails around low glycemic sweeteners like Agave.
Agave In The Raw® is an organic sweetener pressed from the core of the Blue Agave plant, native to Mexico. It’s gluten free, non-gmo and since it’s 25% sweeter than sugar, a little goes a long way.