This Mexican fiesta menu features zesty, yet healthy Mexican-inspired recipes that fit many special diets such as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.
This post is the second in a series on integrating healthy cooking into your lifestyle. Here’s our main thesis: healthy eating should be fun and easy to incorporate in everyday life. One of the most effective ways we’ve found is cooking with friends as entertainment.
And what’s more fun than a Mexican-themed party? In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we set out to create a Mexican fiesta menu with our dear friend, Dan. He’s one of those friends who’s more like a brother; he’s a doctor and we often cook dinner together and dream about ways to change the world through food and health. He also loves to dance, which is essential in the kitchen (see above).
We shot these photos with the goal of capturing the pure joy of being in the kitchen. All the photos are “unscripted” and represent the time we spent making this meal: no staging or photoshopping. Not much makes Alex and me happier than cranking up the music, chopping some vegetables, and ending up with a delicious and healthy meal. Below the photos, you’ll find the Mexican fiesta menu, other recipes, and some music options. (And a few of my salsa moves…)
Mexican Fiesta Menu
A zesty yet healthy meal that fits many special diets: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free
Looking for more easy Mexican recipes?
Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa and Homemade Tortilla Chips
Loaded Huevos Rancheros Tacos
Black Bean Tacos with Radish Salsa and Feta
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas
And for dessert…
Make a Google Play, Pandora, or Spotify station based on (and listen to):
El Rey Tiburon by Maná
Salomé by Chayenne
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.