Monday, May 05, 2008

hola amigos!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

I love Mexican food (among most other foods), therefore I LOVE Cinco de Mayo.

As you all know, I re-joined WW a few weeks ago and have been going strong (I actually have my weigh in tonight...keep your fingers crossed for me!). I really don't want to blow my weight loss victory on a gallon of margaritas and a pound of chips & salsa...so tonight we are doing C de M WW style!

Lean meat tacos with low calorie tortillas, low fat cheese & sour cream. I am, however, going to indulge in REAL tortilla chips (those lowfat cardboard strips just don't cut it) and a few margaritas.

In honor of my WW C de M, I thought I'd share a few low cal margarita recipes that I recently stumbled across over at HungryGirl.com (if you haven't checked out this website, I HIGHLY recommend it!)

I can't guarantee that they will taste like the real thing, but I will be testing them tonight and will get back to you tomorrow!

Rockin' Razzy Rita
(Entire recipe: 105 calories, 0g fat, 5mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 0g protein = 2 Points)

Hand over your keys. It's time for a Rockin' Razzy Rita…

Ingredients:
*1.5 oz. tequila
1/2 tsp. Crystal Light powdered drink mix, Raspberry Ice
5 oz. water
1 oz. lime juice
Optional: lime slice for garnish and salt or no-calorie sweetener for rim of glass

Directions:
If desired, run some lime juice along the rim of the glass and dip into a dish of salt or sweetener. Combine all ingredients, mix well, and serve over ice. Or, for a frozen one, place all ingredients (dissolve Crystal Light in water first) in a blender with 1 cup crushed ice, and blend on high until well mixed. Optional: Garnish with a slice of lime. Serves 1!

HG's Fruitylicious Margarita
(Entire recipe: 105 calories, 0g fat, 15mg sodium, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 0g protein = 2 Points)

This one's crazy delicious, customizable and guilt-free to boot!

Ingredients:
*1.5 oz. tequila
5 oz. SoBe LEAN; Diet Mango Melon, Energy Diet Citrus, or Diet Cranberry Grapefruit
1 oz. lime juice
Optional: lime slice for garnish and salt or no-calorie sweetener for rim of glass

Directions:
If you like, wet the glass rim with juice from a lime and dunk it into a dish of salt or sweetener. For frozen sips, combine all ingredients in a blender with 1 cup crushed ice, and blend on high until well mixed. Or, mix ingredients well and serve over ice. If desired, garnish with a lime wedge. Serves 1!

HG's Magical Low-Calorie Margarita
(Entire recipe: 105 calories, 0g fat, 58mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 0g protein = 2 Points)This one's an old favorite...and it ROCKS!

Ingredients:
6 oz. Sierra Mist Free (or Diet Sprite Zero, or your other fave no-cal lemon-lime soda)
*1.5 oz. tequila
1/2 tsp. Crystal Light powdered drink mix, Lemonade
1 oz. lime juiceOptional: lime slice for garnish and salt or no-calorie sweetener for rim of glass

Directions:
If desired, run some lime juice along the rim of the glass and dip into a dish of salt or sweetener. Mix all ingredients together. Pour over 1 cup of crushed ice. Optional: Garnish with lime slice. Enjoy. Serves 1!