My First Las Posadas - Unprocessed Jess

This year we’re celebrating our first Las Posadas with HERDEZ® traditional recipes and inspirations. Part of my journey to live a less processed life is discovering my Latin culture and being proud to call it my own. I heard about Las Posadas from a friend and wanted to share this celebration with my family. Las Posadas (translated in English as “the inns”), is a 9-day Mexican Christmas tradition based on the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph and their search of a safe place, or “inn,” to stay before the birth of Jesus. From December 16-24 each year, friends, families and neighbors participate as “innkeepers” and host a Posada at a different home each night. The evening’s host family provides traditional Las Posadas food—an essential element to the festivities.

My girls and I began our celebrating by making a pinata. Pinatas are a festive symbol of celebration and part of many fiestas. We followed a tutorial from the HERDEZ® culture and traditions page and it turned out really cute. Our friend from Mexico is hosting one night for Las Posadas and we will be hosting a night at our home as well. I’m excited to see her decorations and take away tips for mine!



With the holiday season in full swing and schedules busier than ever, quick and easy recipes are my favorite! I found a  HERDEZ® Salsa Verde Mini Quiche recipe on the HERDEZ® site and decided to go for it. This was perfect as it required few ingredients and simple steps. They can be prepared ahead of time and taste delicioso topped with HERDEZ® Salsa Verde. I packed a few for the girls’ school lunches and they make a great bite-size snack or breakfast food.

HERDEZ Salsa Verde Mini Quiches Ingredients


As Las Posadas brings family and friends coming together enjoying food and celebrations, HERDEZ® brand is holding a photo contest on Instagram. The Share in the Magic of #MisPosadas contest lasts from December 7th – January 6th.

Each week, a fill in the blank question relevant to the holiday will be posted to answer with a photo. Three top winners will be selected as well as honorable mentions. Prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize: Dinner prepared by a personal chef for up to 4 people in your very own home!
2nd Place: $250 Gift Basket
3rd Place: $200 Gift Basket
Honorable Mention: Custom T-shirts

To enter submit a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #MisPosadas to answer the weekly fill in the blank question.

How do you celebrate Las Posadas? Share your favorite tradition so I can introduce it to my family.