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Easy Low Carb Mexican Recipes Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

May is a month packed with holidays and celebrations, including the lively Cinco de Mayo. 

Kicking off May is Cinco de Mayo, which in the United States serves as a day to celebrate Mexican culture and pride. In Puebla, a state in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. 

Mexico and Mexican-American communities in the United States have a rich and unique heritage. This culture also has a wide array of delicious foods that make for a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Below are some ideas for low-carb Mexican food recipes that would be a perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year:

Mexican Shrimp and Vegetable Salad

This shrimp salad is anything but boring! The delicious flavor comes from a mix of a ¾ cup of green salsa, cilantro and avocado, making it a perfect Cinco de Mayo recipe. This great salad is approved for stages 2, 3 and 4 of the Atkins program and takes about 40 minutes to prepare. Not only is this dish low carb, but it is also packed with 33g of protein and contains 6.3g of net carbs. 

Mexican Veal Sausages

Cinco de Mayo recipes should not lack flavor, and this one fits the bill. Cumin, green salsa, ground pepper, cilantro and limes combine to pack these sausages with the taste you need. After cooking the sausages in a skillet, you simply wrap them in low-carb tortillas and garnish them with salsa, sour cream and lime. The combined cooking and prep time is 15 minutes, and it’s approved for stages 2, 3 and 4 of the diet. The recipe contains 6.3g of net carbs and 39.1g of protein, which will help to keep you full for longer.

Ancho Macho Chili

‘Mexican flavor’ and ancho chile pepper powder go hand in hand when it comes to cooking a great Cinco de Mayo dish. This recipe is excellent because it can be eaten during any stage of the Atkins program. While the prep time for this delicious chili is only 10 minutes, it will take over 2 ½ hours to cook, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time when preparing this meal. In addition to the tasty flavors, this recipe also contains 3.8g of net carbs and 46.8g of protein per serving.

Don’t miss one of the first reasons to have fun in May. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with festive, flavorful by using one of these delicious low-carb Mexican food ideas or check Atkins recipes section to find more easy low-carb meals to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

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