Anna Maria Locke

Cinco De Mayo Healthy Recipe Round-Up!

May 2016, 2016, Recipe - Main DishAnna Locke
Cinco de Mayo Healthy Recipe Round-Up!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! This has always been one of my favorite holidays for so many reasons.

1. May is the best month (even if the weather hasn't warmed up yet...)
2. I love tacos and margaritas
3. It's just fun!

We're hosting a party this weekend but I'm definitely going to be whipping up a batch of epic healthy nachos and skinny marg's tonight.

I realized that I've accumulated quite the database of healthy Mexican-inspired recipes from the blog and Instagram over the past couple years, so I figured I'd share some of them with you.


Classic Ground Turkey Tacos

Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and saute 1 chopped red onion and 1 package of ground turkey until cooked.

Add a jar of salsa or diced tomatoes, chili powder (or fave seasonings), and heat through.

Layer on corn tortillas with lettuce, red onion, avocado, and a dollop of Greek yogurt!

Crockpot Salsa Chicken Tacos

This is the easiest crockpot recipe ever! Just combine 1 package chicken and a jar or two of salsa in a crockpot and cook 4-6 hours until the chicken is done. Shred and serve! It's perfect for summer because it doesn't heat up your kitchen.

I made these tacos with black beans, red onion, and cilantro. Nom bomb.

Fish Tacos

Pan sauté some seasoned whitefish (cod or tilapia), then assemble with with slaw, avocado, Greek yogurt, salsa, lime, cilantro, cholula, so good. 

Chicken Fajita Plate

Slice a package of chicken breasts and marinate for 15 mins in lime juice, live oil, 4 chopped garlic cloves, and southwest seasoning.

Sautée bell pepper and onion in a large pan or cast iron grill pan, set aside, then cook the chicken.

Mix a can of black beans with garlic powder and more southwest seasoning (Mrs Dash) and microwaved for 2 mins.

Combine everything on a bed of lettuce and cilantro! NOM!

Taco Salad

Sautee a package of lean ground turkey (or tofu) with a chopped onion and LOTS of taco seasonings.

Combine with veggies of choice (tonight I heated some frozen peppers and fire roasted corn).

Warm up 1-2 cans of black beans with some garlic and chile powder.

In a huge bowl, portion out 1 red of turkey, 1 yellow of beans, and 1-2 greens of veggies. You can also top with avocado or cheese (blue)! For dressing I use lime juice, salsa, hot sauce, and cilantro!


Homemade Skinny Margs

  • 1/2 shot triple sec (or orange liqueur)
  • 1 shot tequila
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • between 1/4 - 1/2 packet stevia (to taste!)
  • club soda or flavored sparkling water

Pour shots and stevia over ice, stir to dissolve stevia. Add remaining ingredients, fill glass with club soda (about 1/2 cup) enjoy!


Skinny Strawberry-Lime Margaritas

  • 1 shot tequila
  • juice of half a lime
  • stevia to taste
  • sparkling water
  • smashed strawberries

Shake or combine in a glass and enjoy!

xo Anna