4 Tantalizing Recipes for a Healthier Cinco de Mayo

Living in Texas means eating Mexican food a lot, which I honestly can’t complain about. What I love about this type of cuisine, other than the fact it’s absolutely delicious, is I can easily find lean proteins and grilled veggies while also getting a dairy serving in. (As you may have read, dairy foods help contribute to a nutrient-dense diet.) I also love that both dairy and Mexican food ingredients are very accessible and affordable, making it a breeze when shopping.  

So this Cinco de Mayo, I’m opting to cook at home for my friends to better control the ingredients and nutrition. Here’s what I made in the test run. Click through to get the recipes! 


Cheesy Guacamole paired with baked tortilla chips or veggie sticks.

Cinco de Mayo Recipes


Stuffed Hatch Chiles with Cilantro-Lime Yogurt. I used regular oregano, chose mozzarella over queso fresco, and used plain Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt.

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Pair this with a side of mixed grilled veggies. I like bell peppers, onions, summer squash and zucchini.

Cinco de Mayo Recipes


Lower Fat Tres Leches topped with sliced strawberries. Mmmm. 

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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By Sarah Ryan, MS, RDN, LD

Sarah is a registered dietitian nutritionist and foodie. She has a special interest in sports nutrition and is certified in food allergy training. When she isn't working, you can find her in the kitchen baking delicious cakes and beautiful pies. Learn more about Sarah

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