Hola amigos! With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it's time to start planning our festive menus. But for those of us with gut health issues like SIBO, IBS, or other digestive problems, enjoying traditional Mexican cuisine can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious and gut-friendly options that can help us celebrate without causing discomfort.

These Low Fermentation Eating (LFE) diet approved recipes focus on fresh, whole ingredients that are minimally processed and don't exacerbate symptoms like bloating, gas, and abdominal pain. 

Follow the recipes below for a delicious and festive menu for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. Don't forget the staple cocktail - our simple LFE approved margarita!

Baked Tortilla Chips

You might be skeptical of baked chips, but these are just as good as fried chips and use much less oil. They’re healthier and your kitchen stays tidy.

Low Fermentation Eating Approved Guacamole

There are so many dressed-up versions of guacamole, but little more is needed than perfectly ripe avocados smashed with a few squeezes of lime juice, some fresh cilantro, a little onion for crunch, and a touch of spice. Simplicity at its finest. It’s delicious with crispy tortilla chips, or spread on a warm corn tortilla and topped with an over-easy egg for breakfast.

Mango Salsa

This is summer in a bowl. It balances the richness of meat dishes, like pulled pork, and pairs wonderfully with a simple grilled or pan fried fish. It make a great accompaniment for our fish taco recipe, and it’s also completely acceptable to eat it out of the bowl with crispy tortilla chips or a spoon.

Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce

These can be made a couple of different ways. If the weather is right for cooking outdoors, skewer cleaned shrimp and toss them on the grill. Or, you can make this crispy baked fish and have a healthier version of the fried fish tacos that are a family favorite. With some good corn tortillas, diced tomatoes and avocado, you have a healthy, kid-friendly dinner. Also pairs beautifully with our mango salsa recipe!

LFE Approved Simple Margarita

What you won’t find in this recipe is Triple Sec—because it’s loaded with sugar. The juice from a sweet, tangy orange and a bit of sugar essentially eliminates the need for the liqueur. This refreshing cocktail can be paired with Mexican flavors, or just about anything else.

Good LFE Coookbook for SIBO, IBS and Gut Health

Discover Hundreds of LFE Recipes in The Good LFE Cookbook

Packed with delicious, fresh and easy-to-execute recipes, our cookbook opens up a new world of eating options for anyone contending with SIBO, IBS or other gut health issues. Every recipe follows Low Fermentation Eating and is designed to maintain your microbiome balance and bring back the joy of eating.