If you’ve been an HH reader for longer than a day (if today is your first day, welcome!) you know that I love anything with the three S words: salt, salsa, and spicy! So, needless to say being born and raised in Arizona, Cinco De Mayo has been a holiday I’ve eagerly celebrated every year, despite it not being an American holiday and having zero meaning to me. As if I needed an excuse, I really just use it as the best excuse to eat my favorite foods packed with salty, spicy, cheesy flavors topped with all the salsa. Of all my recipes here at HH, the ones with Mexican food inspiration are my absolute favorite. For today’s post, I’ve rounded up over 30 recipes that you can use to have yourself a slightly healthier fiesta! Enjoy!
Healthy Cinco De Mayo Recipes
Breakfast Cinco De Mayo Recipes
Cheesy Zucchini Tortilla Quiche is packed with layers of tortilla strips and zucchini shreds in between fluffy savory cheesy eggs. It’s a high protein, spicy, balanced and festive way to start your day.
Want to be festive for breakfast without breaking the calorie bank? This recipe uses egg whites but is packed with spiciness and mexican cheese for a flavorful breakfast! Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Carb
These southwestern inspired cottage cheese muffins are the perfect high protein, healthy-go-to, savory and cheesy breakfast or snack!
I know you have 15 cans of pumpkin stashed away like I do, don’t lie. Pumpkin breakfast quesadillas are a delicious, filling, healthy meal you can make any time of the day. The savory unique flavors will ignite your taste buds and bring the homemade breakfast quesadilla to a whole new level!
Stuff your face with turkey chorizo and eggs which are stuffed into this Acorn Squash!
Also known as scrambled eggs with tons of salsa for those of us looking for the easiest ways to celebrate!
Cinco De Mayo Appetizers
Oven “Fried” Chicken Taquitos are a healthy twist on your favorite Mexican Food appetizer, save tons of calories by baking instead of frying! Gluten Free
Extra Spicy Guacamole is a healthy dip with a serious flavor and health kick! A great way to add flavor to raw veggies for those that love all things spicy! Paleo, GF, Vegan
I don’t even like beans, but these are something I LOVE and always ask my MIL to make whenever I can!
Curious what 3.5 layers is? Only one way to find out!
A cross between garlicky hummus and spicy bean dip!
Main Course Cinco De Mayo Recipes
We make this every year with leftover turkey, but swap rotisserie chicken and this meal will come to life in no time! These exciting flavors of the southwest almost melt in your mouth with this delicious healthier enchilada bake. Gluten free
This recipe is a staple in my house, it is full of flavor, takes less than 20 minutes to make and is packed with veggies!
Who said nachos aren’t healthy?
This sheet pan stuffed chicken is marinated in a mixture of spicy jalapenos, fresh cilantro, and succulent limes, then stuffed with salsa, topped with melty cheese, and baked to perfection. Gluten Free
Super easy sheet pan steak fajitas are a quick healthy oone-dishmeal made in no time with little cleanup! Paleo, Gluten and Dairy Free!
This may not seem like a traditional Mexican meal, but the bratwurst I used are a spicy flavorful jalapeno cheddar! Sheet Pan Bratwurst, Sweet Potato, & Brussel Sprouts is the easiest dinner you will every make, just chop, spread across a sheet pan, sprinkle with seasonings and bake!
Jalapeno and cheddar turkey burgers are juicy, cheesy, and spicy favorites to adding some grilling to your fun! Gluten Free
Jalapeño Cheddar Salsa Burgers contain melty cheese, a hint of fire, and a burst of fresh flavor ensuring this lean meat will be moist and juicy with every bite.
Kiwi Lime Marinated Chicken is a delicious and refreshing spin on your typical chicken dish. Full of refreshing flavor, it is the perfect chicken for a quick healthy dinner.
Want a meal that can come from the freezer? You have to try this one! Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free
This is one of my favorite HH meals ever! The photos are in need of an update but I still had to include it because it’s so easy and so good!
Want tacos fast? Try these super easy salmon tacos that will get tacos on your plate in 20 minutes or less! (Paleo option, Gluten Free, Dairy Free option, healthy)
So technically paella is more Latin/European than Mexican, but I’m including it anyway, feel free to disapprove. Your loss if you do dissaprove because Healthy Paella is a fun, one pan, traditional Spanish meal packed with veggies, shrimp, and chorizo. Low carb, low cal, gluten free, and paleo!
Cilantro Jalapeno Creamy Shrimp Stir-Fry comes together in under 15 minutes, uses three ingredients & is an incredibly delicious healthy gluten free meal with less than 300 calories!
Taco tuna quinoa sliders are bursting with delicious taco flavor and packed with protein to keep you full. The perfect grab and go lunch or snack!
Spicy Tuna Hummus Cakes are flaky and flavorful in every bite. Full of healthy protein and energizing carbs to keep you moving all day during your fiesta!
For those of you looking for a lower carb way to celebrate, these little tuna cakes are your answer!
Just layer, bake and eat!
So, Mr. Hungry this recipe was included despite its old dark photos. He loves this recipe the most even three years later, definitely give it a try!
I could drink his stuff it’s so delicious!
Cinco De Mayo Dessert
I don’t have any recipes for flan or fried iced cream but I do have this one…
This one is more South American than Mexican, again, disapprove if you must but I’m including it.
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Off to start celebratng, see you tomorrow!