Cinco de Mayo is a colorful, festive celebration that takes place every year on the 5th of May, commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While this holiday is primarily celebrated in Mexico and the United States, its universal appeal is evident as it spreads to other countries around the world. One of the most integral aspects of Cinco de Mayo is its delightful assortment of traditional Mexican cuisine. Allow MOTION FITNESS FOODS to help you explore how you can celebrate this vibrant holiday while embracing healthy eating habits.
Savor the Flavors of Mexico
Cinco de Mayo offers a perfect opportunity to dive into Mexican culinary delights while making mindful choices to maintain a balanced diet. Mexican cuisine is rich in flavor, color, and nutrients, similar to those that we include in a lot of our signature MOTION time test-fan favorites! Most Mexican recipes include fresh vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Here are some healthy suggestions to enjoy during your Cinco de Mayo celebration in MOTION style and signature:
Pico de gallo and salsa verde are tasty, low-calorie options made from fresh ingredients like tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and tomatillos. Our Carrot-Capsicum and Tomato Chilly are both available for take-home, so you can curate the Mexican culinary adventure of your dreams!
Guacamole is a classic avocado-based dip that is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and fiber. Enjoy it in moderation with whole-grain tortilla chips or fresh veggies. I like to use the traditional as well as our Avocado Mayo which provides a bit more versatility when pairing with different dishes!
Keto Chicken | Mahi Mahi Tacos sub the sour cream for vegan ranch and vegan cheddar if you’re looking to keep It dairy free, but either way, these tacos are a sure way to remain feeling good in your body while bringing that celebratory flair!
If you’re hosting a fabulous event or retreat on the Island of The Gods, then you’ll be happy to know that we also have Pulled Jack Fruit Tacos for those Vegan friends of ours that want this Mexican flair!
The MOTION Salmon Quinoa Bowl is very similar to the traditional Mexican dish of Ceviche, this delicious seafood dish, typically made with fish or shrimp marinated in lime juice, is a refreshing and low-calorie option. This is a great option that hits all macronutrients and is no sacrifice in flavor.
Cinco de Mayo is a time for merriment and indulgence, but it’s essential to remember the importance of moderation. Enjoy a variety of delicious dishes, but practice portion control and balance your plate with fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins.
And most importantly, do not forget to stay hydrated!
As you celebrate, remember to stay hydrated. Instead of sugary beverages or alcohol, opt for one of our healthy fitness drinks; COCO HYDRATE, FUEL MINERAL, or HEAL MEDICINE. Pour any of these into a glass and serve with sliced orange, line, and fresh herbs to add a festive touch without the added calories.
Cinco de Mayo is an excellent opportunity to embrace the diverse flavors of Mexican cuisine while prioritizing healthy eating. By making mindful choices and focusing on fresh ingredients, you can enjoy a delicious and nutritious celebration in honor of this vibrant cultural event and at MOTION FITNESS FOODS Retreat & Event Catering, we’re happy to make all your themed events memorable through all the senses!