Taco Salad

Make your own taco seasoning with this recipe and cut down the salt and other preservatives. This is a great task for kids. One recipe makes a double batch of the seasonings which can be stored in the cabinet for Beef and Bean Tacos another day.  

Bean and Mango Salad

This colourful salad pairs perfectly with different grilled chicken, pork, shrimp or fish and can be made ahead of time to bring out the nutty, sweet and spicy flavours. Leftovers can be served as a salsa with tortilla chips then next day.

Black Bean Salad

Fish Tacos can be served with a rice and bean mixture but this salad has a lot more flavour and added fruits and veggies to make a more balanced meal.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Soup topped with crunchy fried tortilla strips and bursting with mexican flavours. Make it with a friend or go all out and add some Lime Tequila Cupcakes for dessert. Perfect for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Serve at home with fresh cilantro, chopped avocado, shredded tex-mex cheese and green onions or chives.

Upside Down Nachos

What kid won't want to make Nachos for dinner? Serve at home with shredded lettuce, sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

Pantry Chili

Most of these ingredients you can find in a well stocked pantry. Try with these beans or a mixture of your favourite. Change it up by letting your kids add their own toppings like: grated cheese, chopped fresh cilantro, guacamole or sour cream.

Chicken Chimichangas

You can fill these as much or as little as you like depending on your family. I find 6 works well for one recipe but small kids might only eat half of one. For a dairy free version use special cheese or dice up an avocado in place of the grated cheese.