mexican-fermented-foodAll of our fans of Mexican cuisine are gonna want to listen up this Cinco de Mayo! Although greasy meats, melted cheeses, and chips with salsa sound like a good idea when celebrating, the next day your whole digestive system and/or health could be jeopardized. Those fatty, sugary foods are NOT going to like you as much as you like them, as they can throw off your microbiome, the power-house of your body’s health. Probiotics are a great way to get your body back on track; but instead of doing damage control after the celebrations, you could eat fermented foods, a great source of natural probiotics! So maybe celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home this year with this list of fermented food recipes that are sure to keep your microbiome and your cravings happy.

 

Mexican Carrots and Fermented Fiesta Dip!

To substitute those chips and salsa for a healthier option, perhaps try spicy, fermented carrots with a delicious, probiotic-fueled dip! This recipe requires a little planning, so you may want to do a little preparation before your celebrations; however, the taste, spice, and added healthy qualities make this a snack you will not want to miss!

 

Mexican Fermented Veggies!

We all love a jalapeno every now and again, but did you know that there are plenty of other fermented veggies that are used in Mexican cuisine? This particular blend of onions, peppers, garlic, and cabbage is sure to help bring an extra something to your burritos or fajitas! It is a little spicy, so beware!

 

Lacto-Fermented Escabeche!

Although you may not recognize the name, this essentially translates to pickled jalapenos; this recipe, however, contains a much larger variety of tasty peppers and spices to give any taco an added kick! You can make this yourself or buy it from the store, so there’s really no excuse not to have something a little extra and a little spicy dolloped onto your favorite Mexican dish this Cinco de Mayo!

 

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