Monday Munchies // A Healthy Cinco de Mayo!

Posted by Jill Fratianne on Monday, May 05, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Mexican food seems to be a crowd favorite, and just about everybody enjoys tacos, queso, and a margarita every once in a while! Cinco de Mayo wouldn't be Cinco de Mayo without some of your favorite Mexican cuisine to enjoy. Here's a delicious and healthy Picadillo Quesadilla from to ensure your fiesta is a healthy one! Plus, keep reading for 9 Food Swaps for a Healthy Cinco de Mayo and a healthy margarita recipe! 

Milestone Wellness Cincode Mayo  Nutrition Information Servings: 2
Size: 1 quesadilla (3 triangles)
Old Points: 4 pts
Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 211
Fat: 10 g
Carb: 15 g
Fiber: 8 g
Protein: 22 g
Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 563 mg
Cholesterol: 30 mg


9 Food Swaps for a Healthy Cinco de Mayo
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1. Use shredded cabbage instead of shredded lettuce
2. Use fish instead of ground beef (Milestone says: try extra lean ground beef, ground turkey or chicken as options, too!)
3. Use low-fat cheese instead of regular cheese
4. Use raw jalepeno peppers rather than pickled jalepeno peppers
5. Use homemade guacamole instead of store-bought (<>iMilestone says: Don't have time? Whole Foods does have a clean, store-made guacamole that is made in-house and is delicious!)
6. Use whole-wheat tortillas instead of white-flour tortillas
7. Use whole beans instead of refried
8. Use home-made pico de gallo instead of store-bought salsa
9. Use light beer instead of regular beer

Lemon Juice Skinny Margarita 


2 ounces (1/4 cup) silver tequila
1½ ounces (3 tablespoons/about 1½ small limes) fresh lime juice
1 ounce (2 tablespoons/about ½ of a medium orange) fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon light agave nectar
1 lime wedge or round, for garnish


Silver Tequila
Fresca soda
Do you have a favorite skinny margarita or Mexican food recipe!? Share with us! We'd love to hear how you make your favorite foods healthier. Happy Cinco de Mayo!


Topics: Monday Munchies, Holidays