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Party Plan: Fiesta Dinner

Create something special with the people you love! From modern casseroles like Spicy Pineapple Lime Chicken with Pita Nachos to effortless crowd-pleasers like Quick Black Bean and Green Chili Tostadas, Easy Chicken Empanadas, or a Family Taco Salad Bar, celebrating authentic Hispanic flavors has never been so easy—or delicious!

Family Taco Salad Bar

Created by: Kristin Lesney of the Our Ordinary Life blog.

Bring everyone's favorite toppings and fillings to the table with a freestyle meal that's as fun as it is filling. Plus, baked tortillas are a healthier option everyone will love!

Easy Chicken Empanadas

Created by: Danelle McCollum of the Let's Dish blog.

For a special make-ahead meal even on the most hectic night, simply stock these homemade empanadas in your freezer and some PeakFection® Salsa and Guacamole in your fridge.

Spicy Pineapple Lime Chicken with Pita Nachos

Created by: Thien-Kim Lam of the I'm Not the Nanny blog.

Pair a rotisserie chicken with this sweet and spicy fresh pineapple, lime, and jalapeño puree – then add in a little PeakFection® salsa and guacamole– to make this flavorful reinterpretation of nachos even easier.

The Great Guac Swap

Spread the love for your favorite dip by subbing PeakFection® Guacamole for your usual mayo. It has fewer calories and it's packed with heart-healthy antioxidants!

Perk Up Your Leftovers

Treat your family to a yummier Monday with delicious uses for your Sunday night leftovers.

Good To Go Lunch

Bought a few too many ingredients? Turn the guacamole and salsa in your fridge into grab bag lunches for the whole family.

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Dietitian’s Corner: 3 Ways to “Lean Out” Latin & Mexican Cuisine

Created by: Allison Kuhn, RD, LD, Corporate Dietitian for The Kroger Co.

Sour cream…fried tortillas…guacamole. If you’re watching your waistline, it’s hard not to get a little anxious when Mexican or Latin American cuisine is on the menu. But did you know that in addition to these (in)famous diet-detour temptations, Mexican and Latin menus also are known for a number of nutrient-dense, healthful offerings?

Healthy Favorite: Pineapple Salsa

Created by: Produce for Better Health Foundation

With rich, savory creams and sauces, most Mexican recipes might seem like a dieting splurge—but this pineapple salsa is so healthy, you can enjoy it without an ounce of guilt. It’s delicious with grilled shrimp, fish or chicken. Kroger Staff Dietitian Allison Kuhn notes that the recipe contains zero grams of fat, but is chock full of vitamins as well as plenty of fiber.

Healthy Favorite: Creamy Mexican Salsa Dip

Created by: Produce for Better Health Foundation

Your eyes aren’t deceiving you: you are seeing the words “healthy” and “creamy Mexican” in the same recipe title! That’s because strained low-fat plain yogurt gives this dip its decadent thickness, rather than cheese or sour cream. Kroger Staff Dietitian Allison Kuhn points out that not only is this recipe delicious and low-fat, but it’s also rich in vitamins A and C, as well as calcium, potassium and fiber.

Layered Mexican Party Salad

Pre-sliced and prepared ingredients make it a breeze to satisfy your craving for this party classic. But be warned: you may be asked to make it again and again.

Party Plan: Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Celebrate the best of Mexican-inspired fun and flavor with our delicious plan for a truly festive fiesta. From finger foods, to decedent desserts and fruity cocktails, your guests will keep the party going until at least sixth of May.

Mexican Chocolate Cake

Decedent devil’s food meets dulce de leche when you opt to cover this Mexican chocolate cake with the suggested caramelized sugar frosting.

Fizzy Lime Sodaritas

Margaritas not peppy enough for your party? Add a generous splash of bright and bubbly Mexican soda to a base of tequila, lime and orange juice.

Mexican Snack Squares

Think of these pillowy, cheesy squares as a Tex-Mex take on a traditional pizza – with refried beans, sour cream, and green bell pepper topped with a pile of shredded Cheddar.

Mexican Buffalo Chicken Dip

The cool tang of blue cheese gets a south of the border kick in this dip made with refried beans and taco seasoning. Try serving with a sprinkle of blue cheese crumbles or a little cayenne pepper.

Mock Margaritas

You don’t need tequila to throw a fun fiesta. Just blend up a pitcher of this tart and tangy frozen treat. Don’t forget to salt the rim! (

Bisquick Churros

The simple goodness of these slivers of dough tossed in cinnamon and sugar gets even simpler when you use a Bisquick mix to make the dough.

Berry Fizz Punch

Your kids will love the fruity taste of this fizzy mocktail almost as much as they’ll love helping you mix the ingredients together.

Fresh and Fast Guacamole

It only takes a few minutes to create classic restaurant-style guacamole that’s bursting with flavor.

Chicken Taco Soup

This slow-cooked soup delivers rich flavor without a lot of hands-on time. The only hard part is resisting the urge to taste it as it cooks.

Shrimp Cocktail

Take a cocktail party favorite to the beach with this Bloody Mary-inspired appetizer.

Sopes

Made with the corn masa that’s essential to Mexican cuisine, Sopes are small, thicker tortillas with rim to contain the toppings. Try beans, Mexican cream, avocado slices, and sprinkle of Queso Fresco or farmer’s cheese.

Mini Ranchero Eggs

Perch a complete breakfast on a tortilla base with this fun alternative to the usual eggs and toast.

Mexican Charro Beans

Beer, bacon, and beans come together in meaty dish that will take any burrito to new flavor heights.

Rustic Molcajete Salsa

Fresh salsas are a staple of any Mexican menu. Use a volcanic rock molcajete or a mortar and pestle to grind the ingredients and fully combine the flavors.

Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

One tiny can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce goes a long way. Use a lot or a little to flavor these smoky quesadillas, then freeze leftovers in an ice cube tray for next time.

Avocado & Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

Pre-cook your Mexican chorizo at the beginning of the week and you’ll be ready to pull together breakfast tacos that are fast and filling.

Shrimp Ceviche

Mix salad shrimp, pico de gallo and a little lime juice to create a cool summer ceviche that’s perfect for patio entertaining.

Classic Mexican Red Rice

Toss a few ingredients in while your rice is cooking to infuse it with the full flavor of fresh ingredients.

Chorizo Queso Dip

Use this versatile chorizo and cheese dip as a party appetizer, taco filling, or at the center of a delicious breakfast omelet.

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