Cinco de Mayo Fitness Fiesta: Healthy Recipes and Workouts to Celebrate

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that commemorates the Mexican victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Despite its historical significance, Cinco de Mayo is often celebrated in the United States and other parts of the world as a day to honor Mexican culture, heritage, and pride. Today we’ll teach you how to prepare some classic, yet healthy, Mexican dishes and how you can exercise in honor of the holiday. 

Healthy Recipes:

  1. Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa:


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Season the tilapia fillets with salt and pepper, then grill for 3-4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  • While the fish is grilling, prepare the mango salsa by combining the diced mango, chopped red onion, minced jalapeño, chopped cilantro, and lime juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Warm the corn tortillas on the grill for 1-2 minutes per side.
  • To assemble the tacos, place a grilled tilapia fillet on each tortilla and top with mango salsa.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
  1. Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers:


  • 4 bell peppers, halved and seeds removed
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: avocado slices, salsa, Greek yogurt


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Arrange the bell pepper halves in a baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, chopped cilantro, ground cumin, and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon the quinoa mixture into the bell pepper halves, pressing down gently to pack the filling.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.
  • Top with avocado slices, salsa, and Greek yogurt if desired.

Energizing Workouts:

  1. 1. Mariachi Dance Workout:

Get your heart pumping and your hips shaking with a fun Mariachi dance workout. Put on your favorite Mexican music playlist and move to the rhythm with lively dance moves like salsa, merengue, and cumbia

  1. Piñata Power Challenge:

Channel your inner strength and agility with a Piñata Power Challenge. Hang a piñata filled with healthy treats or small prizes, and take turns trying to break it open with a bat or stick. It really is a full body workout! 


This Cinco de Mayo, why not celebrate in a way that nourishes both your body and your spirit? With these healthy recipes and energizing workouts, you can enjoy all the flavors and festivities of the holiday while staying on track with your fitness goals. ¡Viva la Fitness Fiesta!