How to party without packing on the pounds.

on May 4, 2011 - The Dish0

Bethenny Frankel
Planning to let your fiesta flag fly on Cinco de Mayo? Bethenny Frankel is too. "Cinco de Mayo is just one of those fun holidays that screams for good food, music -- and of course -- margaritas," she shares on her website.

Bring on the spirits, but the Bethenny Ever After star founder warns, "Skip the salt around the rim of the margarita to avoid unnecessary bloating and dehydration." What else will keep the headache fairy away on Friday morning? "Drink clear tequila; darker spirits have more impurities and tend to lead to a more harsh (sic) hangover," the liquor titan continues. And as always, "Drink water in between cocktails."

A little food wouldn't be a bad idea either, and Bethenny offers a refresher course in her Skinnygirl twist on guacamole, Mock-a-Mole: you'll need one avocado (peeled, pitted, and mashed), one cup of cooked green peas, one-quarter cup of chopped fresh tomato, two tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro plus more for garnish, one tablespoon of chopped red onion, one tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley, two teaspoons of fresh lime juice, one teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, one teaspoon of garlic salt, one-half teaspoon of black pepper, three-quarter teaspoon of Tabasco sauce.

"Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and blend with an immersion blender until smooth," Bethenny says. "Garnish with cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips, whole grain crackers, and raw vegetables." B provides other variations on the must-have dish, so visit her official site for more tasty options.

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Sandra Gomez
Sandra Gomez

Hi Bethenny, I am very interested in working for you. I have tried to look for jobs on your website, but there isn't any. I have a back ground in business and i know you are very guarded when it come to new people but you are such an inspiration to me. In school i wrote an essay on you. I hope you see this comment and write to me.I also want to mention that i love your products and when i believe in something i go the extra mile. I went to a liquor store and i was selling your skinnygirl margarita. I just want you to know that i believe in you.

Christine K
Christine K

Bethanny, I love you. I loved you all along but I love you even more now. I'm so happy that 2011 has brought you so much to be thankful for. Your a hellified strong amazing business woman, mother, wife and so on and so on. You inspire me, I just wish I were half the woman you are.