We are big fans of Cinco de Mayo—the tacos, the margaritas…what’s not to love? And one day of eating and drinking like you still have your pre-kids, college-age metabolism (sigh…) won’t derail your health and wellness goals (in fact, research has proven “cheat” days are important!) But if you’re looking for some healthy tweaks to your Cinco de Mayo menu, here are three easy ones to try.
Make a Great Mocktail
The key to a fabulous mocktail is high quality ingredients—so splurge on fresh juice, agave syrup or freshly made simple syrup instead of sugar and use the “real” glasses. We also love the non-alcoholic, sugar-free Seedlip line of spirits. Here’s a quick recipe from the mixologist at Chulita in Venice, CA. For guests that are drinking alcohol, simply swap in some of the hard stuff.
This fresh margarita is available at Chulita in Venice, CA.
2 oz Seedlip Grove 42
1 tablespoon Agave syrup
1/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 oz Fresh Orange Juice
Garnish: Salt Rim & Lime Wedge
Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker & shake. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass & garnish.
Serve Festive Food
These Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers from our friend Melissa Hartwig at Whole 30 (read our interview with this amazing #momboss) is as bright and beautiful as it is delicious. Plus, it’s fast (and can even be made in the Instant Pot to be even faster) so it’s perfect for a quick dinner all year round. But if you’re all about the traditional tacos on May 5? Chipotle is offering free delivery.
Bring the Heat
Recent research has shown that capsaicin, the ingredient that gives hot sauce and chili peppers their oomph, can provide health benefits from weight management to pain relief. We love the clean ingredient’s found in Siete products (including superfoods like avocado oil and turmeric!). Buy them (on sale now!) on Thrive Market.
This post is sponsored by Seedlip.
Seedlip is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, solving the ever-growing dilemma of ‘what to drink when you’re Not drinking®’. Since it’s launch in late 2015, Seedlip has been championed by some of the most celebrated bartenders & Michelin starred Chefs around the globe & today is served in over 25 countries in restaurants & bars such as Eleven Madison Park, The Dead Rabbit, Blue Hill Stone Barns, The French Laundry & The Silver Bough to name a few. Blended & bottled in England, Seedlip has created a coveted bespoke maceration, copper pot distillation & filtration process for each individual botanical that takes 6 weeks to develop. Seedlip’s spirits boast zero calories, are sugar-free & allergen free. For more information and serves, please visit or on Instagram at @Seedlipusa
Seedlip photo courtesy of Liam Brown – @meetliam
This story originally appeared on The Local Moms Network.