Celebrating Cinco De Mayo!

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Mexican FoodIf you’re looking for your taco fix to celebrate Cinco de Mayo make sure to check out the NCEFNEP and Med Instead of Meds websites. EFNEP offers a variety of recipes that are just under $11 for a family of four. Some of the recipes you’ll find are Baja Fish Tacos, Festive Fish Tacos, and Shrimp Tacos with Ginger and Mango Salsa. Because you can’t do tacos without some salsa on the side. Med Instead of Meds offers recipes that are based on the Mediterranean diet, including healthy fats, plant based alternatives, and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Some of the recipes you can expect are Mushroom Beef Tacos, Fish Tacos with Avocado-Mango Salsa, and Spicy Vegetable Tacos. While you’re exploring the site, make sure to check out the Homemade Taco Seasoning. This recipe includes traditional spices found in store bought packets, but is significantly lower in sodium.

Fireworks in the Sky, Cinco de Mayo While enjoying these delicious recipes, take a moment to reflect on the history of Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Thursday, May 5 in 2022, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.