Mexican Paleo Super Bowl

Can I share I secret with you all?

Oh well, it’s not a secret per se, but I couldn’t think of a better way to start this post. Blame revising for finals – it takes away all my imagination and stuff.

Here I go:

We don’t celebrate these National Food Days in my country.



Mexican Paleo Super Food Bowl


Like, I got no chocolate for Easter (or colorful eggs mind you). There’s not a national pancake day (seriously???????????), and by no means do we celebrate grilled cheese month, which is a shame, obviously. AND, as if that wasn’t enough, I’m not allowed to throw a massive tequila appreciation party on my birthday (aka 24th of July/National Tequila day)………. but it’s not as if I liked tequila anyway, so I don’t really know why I’m complaining.

I should have been born on the National Gin & Tonic day instead.

That’s much more fitting.



Mexican Paleo Super Food Bowl


What I was trying to tell you, is that most people here have never heard about Cinco de Mayo. Which makes me want to cry because this girl isn’t wasting such an opportunity to dump a whole jar of taco seasoning on her food and eat all the pico de gallo. 

Isn’t it the best food holiday ever? All things Mexican. Tacos. Chili con carne. Dulce de Leche. Jalapeños. Limes. Burritos. Queso Fresco. All in your mouth.

If that doesn’t make you cry with joy, I don’t know what will.

And obviously, although it’s not celebrated here, this Cinco de Mayo thing is a bandwagon I needed to jump into. 


Mexican Paleo Super Food Bowl


As if I needed an excuse to eat a huge bowl of spicy sweet potato and carrot fries (real talk now have you tried carrot fries? they’re pretty much the best thing ever ohmygosh), sweet & spicy cajun chicken tenders (!!!!) and the freshest pico de gallo I’ve ever tried. WITH A RUNNY EGG YOLK ON TOP.

No, things aren’t getting any better here.

Add some spinach and avocado to boost the health factor and you’re good to go. Mexican awesomeness in a bowl. Which also happen to be paleo and 100% nourishing (do I hear churros for dessert here???).

In other words: make this stuff. It’s guarantee to make your Cinco de Mayo festivities 400% times better. Or any other day of the year, mind you. I’d be able to have this for lunch every single day of my life and I wouldn’t get tired. And that’s something to say, guys. We’re talking about the short attention spam queen here.


Mexican Paleo Super Food Bowls
Serves 2
Sweet, spicy and 100% healthy - make these for lunch on Cinco de Mayo and you'll get extra churros for dessert!
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For the fries
  1. 3 carrots
  2. 1 big white sweet potato (or an orange one - I did not find those)
  3. 1 tbsp. Taco Seasoning
  4. salt to taste
  5. a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
For the chicken
  1. 1 chicken breast
  2. 2 tbsp. organic ketchup
  3. 1 tbsp. raw honey
  4. 1 tbsp. Taco Seasoning
  5. salt to taste
For the Pico de Gallo
  1. 3 roma tomatoes
  2. 1 red onion
  3. a handful of cilantro
  4. juice from one lime
  5. 1 jalapeño
  6. salt & pepper to taste
  1. 1/2 avocado
  2. baby spinach
  3. 2-4 fried eggs
  1. Peel and cut the carrots/sweet potatoes into fries. Dust with taco seasoning and layer on a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 250ºC (450F) for 15-20 minutes. Turn on the broiler and bake for 5 minutes more to get crispy fries.
  2. Heat some olive oil in a pan and add chicken (cut into stripes). Sautee until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning, ketchup and honey and fry until caramelised.
  3. Chop tomatoes, onion and jalapeño. Toss in a bowl with the lime juice and minced cilantro. Add salt if needed.
  4. Fry eggs to your liking.
  5. Assemble ingredients into your bowl. Dig in and enjoy!
  1. The chicken can be marinated in advance.
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Hope you have a nice Cinco de Mayo holiday and a nice weekend and stuff! I won’t be around here too often because of my finals, but thanks for your support! You’re the sweetest!



  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon April 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    A Mexican food celebration sounds like the best day in the world! I think Cinco de Mayo might just be the best food invention ever. I wish my birthday was on National Gin and Tonic Day as well that would be perfect! By the way this meal look so delicious, I’m so jealous!

  • Reply Allie April 25, 2014 at 3:28 am

    Umm, I have a secret for you too. All of those food holidays? We don’t really celebrate them much here in the U.S. either. At least, not as much as you’d think, judging by what you read on food blogs! Although, Cinco de Mayo does seem to be gaining popularity. How could it not? I mean how could you not get into a holiday that’s all about Mexican food and margaritas? Especially the kind of Mexican food you have here. Wow, so much goodness… I can’t even… 😉

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane April 25, 2014 at 6:32 am

    I love to read posts about Mexican food, Consuelo, because I don’t eat it very often (it’s not so common over here – although my last post was Greek-Mex!). This looks so healthy and colourful and I love the ‘marinade’ on the chicken.

  • Reply Alyssa April 25, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Eat all the pico de gallo. That happens around here more often than just May 5th! I’m so intrigued by the carrot fries and taco seasoning. I can only imagine how delicious they taste!! And I don’t know what planet I’m on, but I just had to look up grilled cheese month and…it’s almost over!? Bummer! I think I’ll console myself with this yummy super food bowl. 🙂

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron April 25, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Oh my gosh yes! Cinco de Mayo food is the best. And I love your healthified version! The carrot fries?! YUM!

  • Reply Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness April 25, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    YOU DON’T CELEBRATE NATIONAL FOOD HOLIDAYS…SAY IT ISN’T SO! I am so sad for you…but so so happy that you made this instead girl. Um carrot fries…my life. Pinning this!

  • Reply Yeste Lima April 25, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    MMMMM…. platos combinados….mmmmm….quién se resiste a eso?


  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou April 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    You had me at the Mexican + Paleo….you know me I just can’t resist it!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven April 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    If you guarantee an epic cinco de mayo then you know I’m gonna eat this!

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life April 25, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Uh, no food days? Guess you can be in charge of creating them (you are on a roll in my opinion 😉 I love mexican bowls, but any time the word super is involved, you can bet I am on board!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner April 25, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    It doesn’t have to be cinco day mayo for me to want to eat this tasty meal! Yum 🙂

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron April 25, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Consuelo this looks delicious! I am posting ‘carrot chips’next week and if your carrot fries are similar I will have to try them ;). Canadians don’t celebrate cinco de mayo like they do south of us, but that doesn’t mean a margarita (or two) isn’t enjoyed at my house!

  • Reply Ashley April 25, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I’d eat this bowl any day of the year! So much goodness – with the carrot and sweet potato fries … the avocado … the runny egg. I wish I just had this for lunch! Happy weekend!

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens April 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    So, this fabulous post makes me think of three key things:
    1) You must be a one-woman force to fire up your country’s own food-centric holidays … you can do it!!!! (And it will be yummiliciously worth it!)
    2) Yeah – Cinco de Mayo is a pretty darn awesome holiday for a foodie (and so, refer to point number 1 above …).
    3) Runny eggs and pico … plus avocado … yep – pretty much as good as it gets … 😀
    Oh! and I guess there is a super-important #4 … good luck with finals!!!!

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite April 25, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Oh man Consuelo… you can feel free to come over to my house any Cinco de Mayo you want… because it’s always a party at our home for May 5!!! I LOVE CINCO DE MAYO! Woohoooo! Hahaha, sorry, I get carried away sometimes when thinking about all the deliciousness that I will consume come Cinco de Mayo!

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes April 25, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    this is BOMB. you’ve done it again Consuelo, making healthy foods look extra beautiful and extra delicious!!! have a great weekend doll 🙂

  • Reply Cindy April 26, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Many of these food holidays aren’t really celebrated. I think it is marketing so something 😀 For me just a good excuse to make something tasty! Now, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated where I am from in Texas. Any reason for more Mexican food is good with me. I make a whole Mexican themed meal for the day 😀

  • Reply Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner April 26, 2014 at 3:26 am

    There’s a lot of awesome flavors going on in this dish! What a pretty looking dish!

  • Reply Monica April 26, 2014 at 4:52 am

    What an awesome platter of food for Cinco de Mayo (or any day)! Many people do celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some awesome food but many of the other holidays are kind of obscure, really, though most definitely fun. Any excuse to celebrate food is great to me – I just never realize til I read it in a magazine or a blog. : )

  • Reply Renee@Two in the kitchen April 26, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    You are funny Consuelo!! We here in America don’t really celebrate all these “food days” either!! We food bloggers just jump on ANY excuse to shove food in people’s face!! 😉 Believe me, the majority of people reading our posts about “National Grilled Cheese Month” look at us like: “Seriously”????

    But Cinco de Mayo is a different story!! And I LOVE this dish for Cinco de Mayo!! Sweet potato AND carrot fries with an egg in the middle is my kind of meal!! Good luck on your exams!! 🙂

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen April 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    This –>”dump a whole jar of taco seasoning on her food and eat all the pico de gallo” is how I know we could totally hang together. I like how you think!!! Looks amazing Consuelo!

  • Reply Johlene April 26, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I love this idea and how you plated it with the egg in the middle.. perfect for those Saturday afternoons..:-) All the best with your exams.. !! Happy weekend!! xoxo

  • Reply whatjessicabakednext April 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Wow, this bowl looks amazing! I love all the fresh flavours and colours, so divine! Looking forward to cooking some Mexican food for Cinco de Mayo now! 🙂

  • Reply danguole April 27, 2014 at 3:30 am

    I kiiiiiind of don’t celebrate these days either–mostly because I’m disorganized and can’t plan accordingly to save my life! Do you want to switch for a little while? I’ll come hang out in beautiful Spain, you get to celebrate food holidays! Deal? 😉

  • Reply blahnikbaker April 27, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Most of these food holidays only exist online on food blogs. Every day people don’t even know what I am talking about half the time when I mention them. So you are not missing out on much. Cinco de Mayo is gaining popularity though thanks to the mexican food and margaritas!! This bowl looks amazing!!

  • Reply ashley April 27, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Everyone needs to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! It’s only right! Ha ha love this post

  • Reply Kelly April 27, 2014 at 11:50 am

    So much yumminess in this bowl – it looks amazing! With the carrot fries, avocado, pico de gallo – I would definitely love a bowl of this any day of the year 🙂

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments April 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I feel for you…I love Cinco de Mayo! All you have to do is eat this salad, and you’ll be celebrating, however. I love that big soft cooked egg in the center, and sweet potatoes? I love it, Consuelo! Pinning to my Cinco de Mayo board. 🙂

  • Reply Nora (A Clean Bake) April 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    The thing about food holidays is that they are just an excuse for you to eat delicious foods, but really who needs an excuse? I’m going to eat this bowl all the time!

  • Reply tohercore April 28, 2014 at 1:46 am

    If it makes you feel any better, we dont get Cinco de Mayo here in Australia, so you’re not the only one missing out! 😉 Doesnt mean that Im not going to try this dish (sans chicken – I might sub in some beans 😉 though, it looks tasty and Im loving my savoury breakfasts at the moment! Hope you had a great weekend x

  • Reply Carmel Moments April 28, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I do feel bad for you. That means you missed pretzel day on Friday too. So sad! Well you can still celebrate with us.
    Looking forward to trying some of these delicious Cinco De Mayo dishes I’ve been seeing. Beautiful!

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen April 28, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    What a great, healthy lunch for Cinco de Mayo! The colors are beautiful. Good luck on your finals!

  • Reply Amy May 9, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I love bowls like this where you get a little bit of everything. This one happens to look extra delicious!

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