November 12, 2019

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Get Your Fiesta On

POSTED BY | POSTED IN Healthy Bites Articles | POSTED ON 3-9-2016

taquitosThrow a party to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a menu that’s inspired by classic Mexican cuisine. We’ve got all the recipe ideas, healthy cooking tips and more you need to make it a fun and vibrant fiesta!




Party Starters


Cabo Fresh® Authentic Guacamole is made with the finest ripe Hass avocados that are hand-scooped and seasoned with the perfect balance of natural spices. With its unbeatable flavor and creamy texture, it dresses up your Cinco menu, along with everything from sandwiches and eggs, to pasta, burgers and even salad dressing. Look for their Authentic, Spicy and Organic Guacamole in our produce department.


Pace® combines ripe tomatoes with chunks of crisp onions, hand-picked jalapeños, herbs and spices to create their great-tasting Mild and Medium Thick & Chunky Salsas. With only 10 calories per two-tablespoon serving, salsa can be used as a guilt-free topping or recipe ingredient to take the flavor up a notch. To treat your taste buds to both sweet and heat, give their Peach Mango Restaurant Style Salsa a try. Its smoother texture and flavor make it the perfect partner for fish, steak or chicken.


Start with a platter of Simply Tostito’s® Blue or Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips and pile them with reduced-fat shredded cheese, fresh salsa, fat-free refried beans and sliced jalapeño pepper, then bake at 350˚F until the cheese has melted. All Simply snacks are made without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives—just simple, wholesome ingredients. Look for them in the natural and organic snack aisle.

Authentic Ingredients

Zesty Spices

Season shredded chicken, lean ground beef, shrimp, beans and even veggies with Ortega® 40% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning. Made with the highest quality ingredients, the unique blend of spices in this mix provides a true authentic Mexican meal experience with ease!

Shells & Tortillas

Set up a build-your-own taco bar so guests can create a Mexican meal masterpiece. Include a variety of Ortega® Flour and Whole Wheat Tortillas, Hard Shells and innovative Fiesta Flats, along with nutritious fillings and colorful veggie toppers.

South Of The Border Sides


Round out your Cinco meal with a side of Bush’s Best® Cocina Latina™ Beans like Pintos a la Diabla. Slow-cooked tender pinto beans are seasoned with chile de arbol, jalapeños and serrano peppers, giving them a fiery flavor that you can enjoy in or alongside your favorite Mexican dishes like burritos, enchiladas and our Crispy Chicken Taquitos.


Tame the spicy heat of the meal with cool and refreshing slaw made with shredded, recipe-ready Weis Quality Coleslaw Mix like our Lime-Cumin Slaw that takes just 10 minutes to make. It adds a splash of color to your plate as a side dish or as a garnish for grilled or broiled fish or shrimp tacos.

Whether you are dining out or cooking at home this Cinco de Mayo, make these simple recipe swaps for a healthier fiesta:

  • Replace fried taco shells with warmed mini whole-wheat soft tortillas or ‘oven’ fry your own. Spray a corn tortilla and place it over the bar of your oven rack, then bake at 375°F for 7 to 10 minutes until brown and crisp.
  • Build enchiladas, burritos and quesadillas with ground beef or turkey that contains no more than 7 percent fat. Or go meatless with lentils, soy crumbles or beans.
  • Lighten up tacos with grilled white fish, shrimp or chicken.
  • Spoon on better-for you toppers like veggies, low-fat cheese, nonfat plain Greek yogurt, reduced-fat sour cream or fresh salsa.



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