Migraine Friendly Meal Ideas for Cinco de Mayo

by gabimaudiere | May 4, 2020 | Food & Drink

We’re excited to share a guest post for Cinco de Mayo by the author of the cookbook, The Dizzy CookAlicia Wolf shares her top tips on how to create a migraine-friendly menu fit for the grandest of Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

As a Texan, I love Cinco de Mayo! Besides the really cool history of the day, there’s no shortage of amazing tacos and margaritas around these parts. As the weather starts to warm up, I have such great memories of enjoying time outside with friends eating some of the dishes below. And now is the perfect time for a little fiesta at home!

Another amazing thing about Mexican food is that it’s super easy to accommodate lots of different diets. If you’re dairy free, simply leave the cheese out of many of these dishes. Gluten free? Use corn tortillas or make it into a bowl! All vegetarian or vegan? Add sauteed veggies to the filling for enchiladas – corn, zucchini, black beans and tomatoes are some of my favorites.

My favorite migraine-friendly tortillas I get fresh from Central Market/HEB, but other brands include TortillaLand, Margarita’s (fridge at Whole Foods), and SOME Mission brand. Also don’t hesitate to ask your local Mexican restaurant. They usually have them fresh made without a bunch of preservatives and will sell them to you.

Can’t tolerate regular margaritas? Check out the spicy cantaloupe “margs” from my book. You can add a shot of blanco tequila (if tolerated) or leave as a mocktail.

If you’ve made a recipe from the site, please leave a comment with how it was or consider pinning it to your Pinterest page!  I also love to see what you make on instagram under #thedizzycook. Check out other “easy recipes” on my new recipe index

Stay safe and healthy,

Creamy Chicken Tacquitos

This recipe for creamy chicken taquitos is super easy to make with leftover Chicken Tinga Taco meat mixed with just a few ingredients. Baked in the oven till crispy, they’re a little bit healthier than fried taquitos, but without lacking in tons of creamy, delicious flavor. We love these baked chicken taquitos as both an appetizer and full meal when served with an easy slaw or salad.

Turkey Enchilada Casserole

This turkey enchilada casserole is quite versatile to use up holiday leftovers, or just as a delicious and hearty meal. A layering of black beans, cheese, tortillas, and homemade enchilada sauce makes this flavorful dish a fan favorite for an easy weeknight meal.

Vegan Tortilla Soup

This vegan tortilla soup is made with tons of vegetables, like sweet potatoes and shallots, along with black beans for a healthy and quick soup. Warm, flavors like cumin and chili powder combine for a great vegetable tortilla soup.

Hungry for More?

Looking for more migraine friendly recipes? Order Alicia’s new cookbook, The Dizzy Cook, available wherever you buy books! And don’t forget to tag us on social media so we can see all the delicious dinners you’re whipping up in honor of Cinco de Mayo on the handles below.

@TheDizzyCook and @westmarginpress 

Don’t forget to check out the rest of blog too! We’ve got great at-home activities for children of all ages, as well as great resources to stay busy at home.