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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Whether you’re entertaining a crowd or spending the evening on the couch with a marg and a mag, it’s time to celebrate!  Make your Cinco a little more special by getting creative with whatever you cook up.  Check out my friend Jen’s amazing 7-layer dip:

Clearly she makes this for the Super Bowl every year….

But what a perfect idea for Cinco de Mayo.  So follow her lead and make your dip your own!

Tips to make 7-Layer Dip a healthier indulgence:

  • Use canned fat-free refried beans instead of regular
  • Use 2% Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
  • Add extra tomatoes, green onions, shredded lettuce, and salsa
  • Use extra-sharp cheddar cheese, which is so flavorful that you can get away with using 1/2 as much
  • Serve with veggies in addition to tortilla chips, and opt for chips such as Baked Tostitos Scoops, or Trader Joe’s Stone Ground Yellow Tortilla Chips — these have only 130 calories and 4g fat per serving, plus 4 whole grams of fiber!

Want more unique recipe ideas?

  1. Stone Fruit Salsa.  Could easily be made with frozen fruit, or with mangoes, melons, and/or pineapple.
  2. Easy Egg Tostada.  Pile whatever you have lying around on a tortilla and call it Mexican food!
  3. Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Fruit.  This recipe is to-die-for, and I’ll help you cheat to make it easier.
  4. Crispy Black Bean Tacos.  If you’re short on time, these are ready in a flash.

I want to see more Recipes!

Leave a comment below to let me know what YOU’RE making for Cinco de Mayo!

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