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Cinco De Mayo Recipe Roundup

Not only is Cinco De Mayo is a fun holiday full of delicious foods, but it’s also an opportunity to get your family and kids to eat vegetables in a way that they will love! To celebrate Cinco De Mayo, we’re sharing our favorite family Mexican-style recipes so you can celebrate today with healthy dishes that will help incorporate more veggies into your family’s diet! Use this Cinco De Mayo Recipe Roundup for a fun, healthy way your family can celebrate Cinco De Mayo while also getting your kids to eat veggies!

Everything tastes better in a tortilla! -Alane

Southwest BurgerFit Burger

1. Southwest BurgerFit Burger

There is a reason so many restaurants create a vegetarian burger from black beans: They make delicious burgers! We love eating this 4 WW Points Southwest Burger as a deconstructed version for taco night, perfect for a healthy Cinco De Mayo celebration! Get the recipe here.

Four Pepper BurgerFit Burger

2. Four Pepper BurgerFit Burger

You can’t have a meal to celebrate Cinco De Mayo without peppers! When Alane created this recipe, she had a pepper overload in her garden and needed a creative way to help her family eat some of them. In the original recipe, she used fresh serrano peppers instead of cayenne because that is what she had on hand from the garden. Either works great for this recipe! Get the recipe here.

Sweet Potato Side Dish with Cilantro & Sunflower Dressing

3. Sweet Potato Side Dish with Cilantro & Sunflower Dressing

You might be thinking “sweet potatoes aren’t Mexican food!” Trust us, once you have this Sweet Potato Side Dish with Cilantro and Sunflower dressing, you will change your mind! If you’re looking for a non-traditional Cinco De Mayo side dish for the whole family, this one will not disappoint! Find the recipe here.

Paleo Basil Margarita

4. Paleo Basil Margarita

We love margaritas but ones you order at bars and restaurants are too sweet for me and are often loaded with sugary mixes and not whole ingredients so we like making them myself. If you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo at home this year, this Paleo Basil Margarita is a twist on your traditional margarita, using fresh basil and grapes. This is a healthier option the adults in the family will really enjoy! Get the recipe here.

Pro-tip: Use our Original Smoked Salts to salt the rim!

Cassava Flour Tortillas

5. Cassava Flour Tortillas

These tortillas are a perfect alternative if you are looking for a substitute for a traditional tortilla. They are gluten-free and dairy-free! You can easily turn BurgerFit burgers into tacos by breaking up the burger and putting it in a tortilla! These cassava flour tortillas pair perfectly with Alane’s southwest and four pepper BurgerFit burger and would make the perfect family meal for Cinco De Mayo! My family can’t even tell the difference from traditional tortillas! Get the recipe here.

Gluten-Free Southwest Rice Bowl

6. Gluten-Free Southwest Rice Bowl

This gluten-free Southwest Rice Bowl recipe is one of my go-to’s for busy nights, and it’s perfect if you are throwing something together last minute to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with your family! Alane always keeps cauliflower rice and BurgerFit burgers in her freezer and canned black beans in her pantry. That way, she can quickly throw a healthy dinner together in minutes! Alane will also add greens, cooked veggies, and fresh cilantro if she has any. This is one of Fletcher’s favorite meals – he has no idea that he is actually eating cauliflower instead of rice and veggies in his burgers! Get the recipe here.

BurgerFit Quesadilla

7. BurgerFit Quesadilla

We truly believe that everything tastes better in a tortilla! We love that there are so many options for creating gluten-free and corn-free tortillas these days. This easy BurgerFit quesadilla recipe is also great if you are planning last-minute Cinco De Mayo celebrations with your family, and you need to put dinner together quickly. Get the recipe here!

Gluten-Free BurgerFit Mexican Casserole

8. Gluten-Free BurgerFit Mexican Casserole

We love easy, healthy meals and Mexican food. This Gluten-Free BurgerFit Mexican Casserole recipe is just that! It’s the perfect family-style dinner and it’s a go-to for Cinco De Mayo! I truly believe everything tastes better with a Mexican seasoning blend, so make sure this dish is on your Cinco De Mayo menu this year. To make this recipe paleoWhole30, and keto, omit the black beans and cheese. Get the recipe here!

This Cinco De Mayo Recipe Roundup puts all of our favorite meals into one place. We like to enjoy these meals all year long, not just on Cinco De Mayo! Tag us on Instagram if you made of these recipes and let us know how they turned out!

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Meet our Founder & Koops'

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Alane Boyd

Host of BurgerFit Fridays

Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!

About BurgerFit

BurgerFit helps make eating veggies fun and delicious for your pickiest of eaters! Our new take on an old classic combines veggies into delicious meat burgers, transforming them into healthy meals that everyone from 2 to 82 years old can enjoy. Each recipe has been tested with kids of all ages, both young and the grown ones. You’ll have them eating beets (and loving it) before they know it!

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What They’re Saying

Not your typical burger with fries! I grew up just eating burgers with cheese, ketchup, and mustard alongside some fries...This burger offers more nutritional value while still being delicious to eat with the condiments that I love. A side dish of rosemary potatoes in place of fried french fries made it even better. This dish was a nice change from the average burger and had great flavor.


BurgerFit is a valuable resource to have at my office when talking about improving eating habits with my patients. It shows them that making healthier choices doesn’t mean giving up food that they know and love, and it helps them make the transition toward seeing food as a joyful part of self care, rather than something to feel guilty about.


Wait, these are healthy? If I had known, I wouldn't have eaten them...But they are good, so just don't tell me next time.


Trust me when I tell you these burgers are amazing!
I have had the wonderful opportunity to have them, and oh boy! My five-year-old even loved them. This is not your sneaky cook of the nineties, these are burgers your family will love. I cannot wait for the cookbook to come out so we can incorporate these into our weekly family meals.

Alane Boyd

Alane is the co-founder of BGBO Co, a business consulting company that helps business owners achieve their biggest goal and overcome their biggest obstacle. She is also the creator of BurgerFit and the host of Cooking with My Friends. Both were started to inspire people to eat healthier.

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