Celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Try these healthy alternatives.

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla.  While not widely celebrated in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage here in the United States.

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to your beloved Tex-Mex fare, try these recipes provided by Guest Chef Stephanie Harmon McGurk and Sharon Smalling, MPH, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian Specialist at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Enjoy!

Note: To further decrease sodium, use unsalted canned tomatoes and tomato sauce and low sodium chicken bouillon cubes or powder.

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Tashika Varma