Des Moines, IA – Cinco de Mayo, or May 5, celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. That battle came to represent Mexican unity and patriotism; not to be mistaken with Mexico’s Independence Day, which is September 16. In the United States and Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a great celebration of freedom and friendship.
This May, Cinco de Mayo offers an opportunity to do something healthy for you and your friends by introducing soy into your diet. Soy has numerous health benefits to improve your lifestyle and is readily available in many different forms to help reinvigorate your favorite foods. Soy can take on the taste and texture of almost any food, which makes it an ideal alternative, but is also great on its own!
Try this 2007 Chef and Child Soyfood’s Recipe contest winning recipe. It is a great demonstration of all the soy alternatives available.