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Fiesta-Inspired Heart Healthy Hacks

Cinco De Mayo is a time when many of us indulge in not-so-healthy foods and beverages, however, there are plenty of tasty renditions of your favorite, festive foods to keep you satisfied. Try out one of these heart-healthy takes of Mexican-inspired classics.

You can't celebrate Cinco De Mayo without guac! While avocados are a heart-healthy food, tortilla chips on the other hand, not so much. Instead, try pairing your guacamole with your favorite veggies. Carrots, celery and radishes are great for scoping and won't leave you feeling guilty.

We love these skinny margarita recipes courtesy of Eating Well. Lower in calories than traditional margaritas, these are made with fresh fruits and juices that will fill your glass with natural flavors, rather than sugary syrups.

And for those who need a nacho fix, we can't resist this One-Pan Cauliflower Nachos recipe by Fit Foodie Finds. This creative nacho remix substitutes chips with cauliflower, which are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin B, an essential nutrient shown to help combat cardiovascular disease.

What are some of your favorite heart-healthy hacks for festive ocassions?

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