Paleo Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Before you crack open an avocado or mix up a batch of Nor-Cal Margaritas, let’s clear up a possible misconception about Cinco de Mayo. It is not Mexico’s Independence Day. That is September 16.

May 5 commemorates the day that Mexico’s scrappy army enjoyed an unlikely victory over Napoleon III’s forces at the Battle of Puebla. Mexico owed war debts to European countries, the French came to collect, and Mexico was not down with that.

For whatever reason—perhaps because Americans really enjoy summer holidays?!—Cinco de Mayo is more an American holiday than a Mexican one.

So what?! Let’s celebrate!

Here are some Mexican-inspired, paleo-friendly recipes to help you raise a glass (of sparkling water with lime) to our neighbors across the border. ¡Viva México!

fiesta_pork_chopFiesta Pork Chops from Well Fed 2 (Whole30 approved)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGinger-Lime Grilled Shrimp from Well Fed (Whole30 approved)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMachacado con Huevos from Well Fed (Whole30 approved)

citruscarnitasStovetop Pork Carnitas from Well Fed (Whole30 approved)

mexican_meatza-e1326835111538Mexican Meatza from Well Fed (Whole30 approved)

plantain_nachosPlantain Nachos from Well Fed 2 (Whole30 approved)

Chocolate-Chili-thumb-e1335558869328Chocolate Chili from Well Fed (Whole30 approved)

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