We’re back from wine country, and settled back into normal life. I’ll be sharing a recap of our entire trip soon!
In the meantime, I’m excited to celebrate Cinco De Mayo! Since becoming a mom, I’ve learned that celebrating holidays like this is a great way to break up the week and add a little something special to look forward to.
Preschool Express has some really cute Cinco De Mayo crafts for the kiddos!
I thought I’d share a few tips about how we plan to celebrate Cinco De Mayo this year by keeping it on the “skinny” side.
Our favorite Mexican food to make at home are fajitas. They’re pretty healthy, and our local grocery store (Jerry’s Foods) actually has fajita flavored meat and peppers ready to go in the meat department, so we just pick it up, throw it on the grill, and into our fajitas. Top with pico de gallo, lettuce, a little cheese, and some plain greek yogurt (to replace sour cream), and we’ve got a delicious meal.
The kids aren’t into fajitas, so I throw together some quick chicken and cheese quesadillas for them. In order to refrain from snacking on half a bag of tortilla chips while I do so, I usually try to have a healthier snack while prepping. Per usual, FLYJOY is a go to.
Cinco de Mayo isn’t complete without a good margarita, but I’m going to try to keep it skinny with this recipe from my FIXATE cookbook!
(photo c/o Making It With Danielle)
Ingredients: 2 – 3 fresh lime wedges, 2 – 3 fresh orange wedges, 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, 1/2 tsp. honey, 1 cup ice, 1 oz. 100% agave tequila, 1 splash sweet & sour mixer
Instructions: Place lime wedges, orange wedges, lime juice, and honey in the bottom of a serving glass; muddle until well mixed. Top with ice, tequila, and mixer. Stir to mix. Garnish with a lime slice.
I’m guessing I may need more than one of these little guys, but it’s definitely a healthier alternative! 🙂
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