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Your Healthy Cinco De Mayo Menu

Meet the new Mexican: It's light, vibrant and loaded with citrus, fresh herbs and earthy spices – nothing like the heavy, deep-fried foods you've known before. And, above all, it's absolutely authentic.
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Mexican Cobb Salad

Mexican Cobb Salad

Mexican Cobb Salad

Queso fresco (“fresh cheese”) puts a south-of-the-border spin on this American classic. The mild white cheese has a crumbly texture – perfect for sprinkling over salads. Try adding crumbled tortilla chips over top for added crunch. Or make tortilla strips easily by thinly slicing corn tortillas, tossing with oil and baking until crispy.

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Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos

Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos

Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos

Chipotle chile powder lends a smoky note to roasted cauliflower; if you prefer less heat but still want that smokiness, use smoked paprika instead. The real star of these tacos, though, is the creamy, herbaceous sauce, so don't skip it - some of our staff members are it by the spoonful! Serve these veggie tacos with toppings of your choice: shredded cabbage, tomatoes, cilantro, hot sauce or salsa verde, and lime wedges for squeezing all work well here.

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Healthy Enchilada Recipe

Spicy Enchilada Lasagna

Spicy Enchilada Lasagna

The red enchilada sauce takes just minutes to make and adds serious kick to this veggie lasagna. Chipotle chile powder can be a bit overwhelming in large amounts, which is why we use a mix of chipotle and regular chile powder to get the right balance of smokiness and heat. Corn tortillas are a fitting substitute for lasagna noodles - we suggest opting for organic varieties.

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Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Salsa Verde recipe

Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Pile these sandwiches sky-high with coleslaw, radishes, tomatoes, sour cream or hot sauce – we love eating them open-faced with a knife and fork, but you can also serve them as a regular sandwich. Alternatively, skip the buns entirely and make a Mexican-style bowl by spooning the pulled chicken over brown rice and adding your favorite toppings. If you can’t find fresh Anaheim chiles, broil the tomatillos as directed and add a 16-ounce BPA-free can or jar of diced roasted green chiles to the blender in Step 3.

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Baked Churros with Chile Chocolate Sauce

Baked Churros with Chile Chocolate Sauce

Baked Churros with Chile Chocolate Sauce

This Latin American street food is traditionally deep-fried, but we prefer these lighter baked versions – plus your friends and family will never guess they’re whole grain! Be sure to serve the churros immediately to prevent them from getting soggy.

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