Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

by Will Grumke May 04, 2020 3 min read

A lot of the phamily is in the TransPHORMation Challenge ... and because of that, may be looking for healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes.

So we reached out to Emily Frisella for some delicious ideas ... and she did not disappoint!

And she even included all of the calories and macros, so you can easily log them into the 1st Phorm App, and stack on track!

Check out the awesome recipes down below!

Sriracha Shrimp Tacos

Sriracha Shrimp Tacos

INGREDIENTS (Makes 6 Tacos):

1 pound shrimp, 26-30 count (fresh or frozen)

1 1/2 cup red or green cabbage, shredded

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

Pinch of pepper

Pinch of salt

1 tablespoon honey

1 lime, juiced and zested

1/4 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt

1 tablespoon sriracha sauce

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

6 corn tortillas

Nonstick cooking spray

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

1. Thaw, clean, and peel the shrimp. Chop into thirds and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the cabbage shreds, jalapeño, salt, pepper, and honey. Mix well. Add in half the lime juice and toss together.

3. In a small bowl, combine greek yogurt and sriracha sauce and mix well.

4. In additional small bowl, combine garlic powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, and a dash of salt and pepper. This will be your shrimp seasoning.

5. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and set over medium heat. When pan is heated, add in shrimp. Cook for 1 minute, then sprinkle with half of the seasoning mix. Flip shrimp over and sprinkle the other side. Add remaining lime juice to pan. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes, until shrimp become opaque in color and pink.

6. Divide shrimp into corn tortillas, sprinkle with cilantro, and add a drizzle of the yogurt sriracha sauce. Top with cabbage mixture and a dash of the lime zest. 

MACROS (Per Serving):

Calories: 158

Protein: 17g

Carbs: 17g

Fat: 2g

Low-Carb Steak Fajitas

Low-Carb Steak Fajitas

INGREDIENTS (Makes 2 Servings):

1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon pepper

8-ounce flank steak

Nonstick cooking spray

1/4 red bell pepper

1/4 green bell pepper

1/4 white onion

4 large romaine leaves 

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and pepper. Whisk until combined.

2. Place steak in a shallow pan and pour half the marinade over the steak. Turn steak over and pour the remaining marinade over the steak. Cover and place in the fridge for 6-8 hours.

3. Preheat grill pan or outdoor grill on medium-high heat. Spray with the nonstick cooking spray. Once grill is hot, place meat on grill and save marinade for vegetables. Allow steak to grill for 4-5 minutes per side or until steak is cooked to your desire.

4. Remove steak from grill and place own cutting board. Let rest 5-7 minutes.

5. While steak rests, slice the red and green bell peppers and onion into thin strips. Place into a skillet over high heat with 3-4 tablespoons of the marinade. Allow veggies to cook down until soft, yet firm in texture.

6. Slice steak into thin strips and add to the pan with the vegetables. Stir to combine, then spoon into romaine leaves and enjoy!

MACROS (Per Serving):

Calories: 289

Protein: 27g

Carbs: 9.5g

Fat: 15g

Skinny Margarita

Skinny Margaritas

INGREDIENTS (Makes 1 Margarita):

2 fl oz. fresh lime juice

2 fl oz. Una Vida Tequila

1 fl oz. honey simply syrup

Lime & salt for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

For Syrup:

1. In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup honey & 1 cup water to a boil, then simmer for 10min.

2. Remove from heat and let cool.

*You can save any leftovers of this in a mayo jar for next time!

For Margarita:

1. In a shake with lid, fill 1/2 full with ice.

2. Add in the lime juice, tequila, and 1 fl oz. of the simply syrup.

3. Cover and shake.

4. Salt the glass rim if you like, then fill with ice and pour the fresh margarita over it.

5. Garnish with a lime.

MACROS (Per Serving):

Calories: 142

Protein: <1g

Carbs: 41g

Fat: <1g

 

These delicious Cinco de Mayo recipes were provided by Emily Frisella, and her brand Fit Home & Health.

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Will Grumke
Will Grumke

NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM Certified Weight Loss Specialist, NASM Certified Behavioral Change Specialist, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer