This widely-celebrated holiday is greatly misunderstood. When Napoleon Bonepart was working on being emperor of the world, he installed his sister and her husband on the throne of Mexico. The pair were inept rulers and the populace rose up to depose them. Decades later, on May 5, 1862, France invaded Mexico, which had defaulted on debts. When a tiny force of locals defeated the French army, Voila! Cinquo de Mayo! This year it occurs on a Fasting Thursday and you have two choices: Fast on a different day, or just binge. [The latter is not recommended]
Here are several tried and true recipes for Mexican-inspired meals which are consistent with the Fasting Lifestyle. Pick a breakfast, choose a dinner, skip the lunch/snacks, and maybe you can squeeze in a tiny shot of tequila [about 85 calories], if you are so inclined. **
Tostada PB GF posted in Mex-Morroc, January 31, 2016 Breakfast Burrito GF posted in Seasonal Foods September 27, 2015
Chile non Carne PB GF posted in Go Wild March 2, 2016 Chicken Quesadillas GF posted in Gunn & Grommet April 13, 2016 Seafood Tacos PB GF posted in Amour Propre February 21, 2016 Chicken Cesar Salad GF posted in Oregano April 6, 2016
**http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/cinco-de-mayo-10-alcoholic-drinks-avoid This website tells of the calorie-bombs which pose as drinks for celebrating Cinquo de Mayo. And it offers alternative beverages for any occasion, because eating in a healthy manner is an every-day idea.