20 Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is just days away which gets me pretty excited because Mexican is right up there with my favourite foods. Tacos, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, salsa, guac, you name it, I want it and the spicier, the better!

Since I’m always looking for new recipes to try, I asked my fellow FitFluential Ambassadors for their favourite Cinco de Mayo dishes. They all sound amazing!  Check them out…

20 Healthy Cinco de Mayo RecipesCranberry Bean & Pepper Tacos from Strength and Sunshine
Perfect for Meatless Monday or Taco Tuesday, these Cranberry Bean & Pepper Tacos are gluten-free and vegan!CranberryBeanPepperTacosFiesta Turkey Meatloaf from The Clean Eating Couple
A Mexican twist on traditional meatloaf.  Swap out the beef for leaner turkey.

Spicy Black Bean Guacamole from Tasting Page
Up your guac game with black beans for more protein and Sriracha for that extra kick!Spicy Black Bean GUacamoleFlex Tacos & Key Lime Pie Man-Garitas from GiGi Eats Celebrities
Get festive with these yummy fish tacos and margaritas with a healthy twist!

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Healthy Chicken Enchilada from Food Faith Fitness
Yes, enchiladas can be healthy!  Try them for breakfast by using egg whites for tortillas.Chicken-Egg-White-Enchiladas-3Huevos Rancheros from Fairyburger
A traditional Mexican breakfast that is delicious any time of the year.

Chimichurri Shrimp with Plantains and Smokey Vegetables from Pancake Warriors
Have dinner on the table in 20 minutes!  Full of healthy carbs this dish is gluten free, grain free, paleo, and Whole30 approved.chimichuri-shrimp-with-red-pepper-sauce-social-800x420Cheesy Mexican Frittata from Healthy Helper
Cheese lovers rejoice! This ooey gooey frittata is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Veggie Taco Bites from the Happy Health Freak
These vegan taco bites are the perfect meatless Mexican appetizer!Taco Bites6Avocado Black Bean & Tomato Salad from Nutrition Starring You
Switch up the traditional guacamole recipe by adding black beans and tomatoes.

Tequila Lime Tilapia from Sprint 2 the Table
Tequila is not just for shots!  It makes an amazing marinade and compliments the festive flavours in this tilapia recipe.tequila lime tilapia20 Minute Healthy Mexican Pizza from Run to the Finish
Gluten-free, dairy-free, healthy Mexican pizza? Can it be so? Yes it can!

Bean & Cheese Enchilada Stack from Run Wiki
Get on your meal prep game and make a big batch of these enchiladas which are also freezer friendly.Bean StackReduced Guilt Guacamole from FitFluential
Healthify your guacamole and cut back on fat by adding protein-rich Greek yogurt. More guac without the guilt? Yes please!

Quinoa & Egg Power Bowl from Marcia’s Healthy Slice
A delicious blend of Mexican flavours make up this filling protein packed power bowl.

Spicy Taco Bowl with Black Rice from The Fit Cookie
These versatile spicy taco bowls will fill anyone’s taco craving, just add your favourite toppings.Spicy-Taco-BowlCabo Shrimp Jicama Tacos from Suzlyfe
Crisp jicama, pineapple and tomatoes along with fresh herbs and seasoning make these shrimp tacos a Mexican delight for lunch or dinner!

Taco Lettuce Wraps from The Happy Health Freak
Quick and easy vegetarian lettuce wraps full of protein, good-for-you carbs and healthy fats.lentil lettuce wrapSpicy Sweet Strawberry Salsa from Treble in the Kitchen
Strawberries, jalepenos, and lime make a flavourful combination perfect for dipping or as a sauce on chicken or fish.

Super Easy Gazpacho from From Dancing to Running
Gazpacho makes the perfect light lunch on those warm summer days.  Make a big batch and have it all week!

Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

What is your favourite Mexican food?


  • Marcia May 2, 2016 at 4:41 am

    I am right there with you in my love for Mexican food! These all look great! Thanks for including my power bowl. : )

  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen May 2, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Thank you for including my salsa!! ALL of these recipe look perfect for Cinco de Mayo!!

    • happyhealthfreak May 2, 2016 at 9:22 am

      Thank you Tara! The salsa looks amazing – can’t wait to try it 🙂

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe May 2, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Thank you so much for including my tacos! Now I am soooooo hungry. And ready to celebrate every day of the year 😀

    • happyhealthfreak May 2, 2016 at 9:22 am

      Thank you Susie! Those tacos look so delish….I agree, tacos every day!!

  • Kaila @ Healthy Helper May 2, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Thank you so much for including my recipe!! Great roundup!!

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 2, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I could literally eat Mexican every day. Thank you so very much for including my Tequila Lime Tilapia. I can’t wait to try so many of these!

  • Patrick@looneyforfood.com May 3, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    ThY all look so good


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