Cinco De Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican Militia over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Mexico celebrates it’s independence on September 16, however.
While Cinco de Mayo is generally a regionally celebrated holiday in Mexico, it has become a holiday focused on celebrating Mexican culture within the United States.

Here are a couple of fun recipes for the day!

Avocados are rich in fiber, folate, vitamin C, K, B6,
and those important brain building Omega 3 fatty acids.
Paired with some of the healthy high fiber tortilla chips on the market- getting wee ones to snack right has never been so easy. Some of the new tortilla chips on the market that are exciting to us are ones paired with flaxseed (another great source of Omega 3’s) and soy by RW Garcia. And Corazona’s makes a gluten free tortilla chip made with Oats!

Chunky Guacamole Recipe
Serves 4-6

3 large ripe avocados
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 small tomatoes, finely diced
Juice and zest of 1 lime (lemon will do as a substitute)
1 small garlic clove through garlic press
Handful of chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Sea salt, to taste

Scoop flesh of ripe avocados into a large bowl. Add all other ingredients and mash lightly with a fork. Mash just enough to evenly distribute ingredients and break down avocado into chunky portions. If you want good texture, don't mash too much; mash just enough to evenly distribute the ingredients and break down the avocados into chunky portions.

Add an ice cold Lime-ade and you have the makings for a great day!

Limeade Recipe
This is so fun when blended with ice!
4-5 Limes (Roll them around a bit for more juice)
4c. Water
3/4c. - 1c. Sugar depending on your personal sweet to tart ratio.

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir! Or you can toss all ingredients in a blender and away you go!
Enjoy the day!

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