The Meal Plan for the Week of May 2nd, 2022

Easy & Delicious Freezer Meals

People often mistaken Cinco de Mayo as Mexican Independence Day, but it is not! It is a holiday that celebrates Mexico’s battle victory over France in the Mexican state of Puebla. Even though it’s a minor holiday in Mexico, we here in the U.S. use this day to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage with parties, festivals, mariachi music, and food! Here are a few easy and delicious dishes to try:


Mexican Migas, Black Beans

This breakfast/brunch dish has the perfect protein-carb-veggie combination! It’s also quick to make and does not require a lot of ingredients. I like to use the Milagro brand tortillas!


Vegetarian Stuffed Poblanos

If you have yet to try poblano peppers, you are missing out! These peppers are like the green bell pepper but provide a little kick and give a smoky flavor to your dishes. This particular recipe is a take on the popular dish, Chiles Poblanos Rellenos, where poblano peppers are roasted and peeled, stuffed with cheese (and sometimes meat) and fried in a simple egg batter.


Avocado Shrimp Ceviche, Tostadas

Usually, ceviche is made with raw fish or shrimp as the lemon and lime juices “cook” the seafood of choice as we let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours. This recipe is different as we poach the shrimp first to help the “cooking” process along so we can enjoy much quicker!


Homemade Corn Tortillas for Tacos

Homemade corn tortillas are a must-try as they are delicious, whole-grain, and easy to make if you have the right tools. You may enjoy these with almost anything—make tacos, quesadillas, or you can toast them longer to make tostadas


Homemade Margaritas

You can’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo without a margarita! A lot of the margarita mixes contain a lot of sugar and additives, but with a few ingredients you can have a healthier version of this iconic drink. This is a mocktail recipe, but if you’d like to add tequila, add 1-oz. silver tequila instead of the sparkling water.

About the dietitian

Lizzie, one of EHG's Client Success Managers, completed her Dietetic Certificate and Internship at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Her interest in nutrition and exercise field comes from a passion for helping people meet their goals. Being a part of someone’s health journey by listening, providing them with accountability, and encouraging them every step of the way has been the source of her coaching success.

Lizzie Waldo

Engagement Health Group