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Healthy Choices At A Mexican Restaurant Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Choices At A Mexican Restaurant.

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Dining Out: Mexican Cuisine

Characteristics: In the United States, these dishes come in huge portions. If you’re not careful, you can easily consume a full day’s worth of calories in a single meal. Dishes are often fried with lard and topped with cheese. Most...  Read more

Build a Better Burrito

Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add...  Read more

The Best Foods for Football Fans

Meeting up with friends before the big game or even going over to a neighbor's house (you know, the one with the biggest TV) can be a recipe for a caloric disaster. Between the fried chicken wings and the bags of chips, how are you supposed to ma...  Read more

Beating Restaurants at Their Own Game!

Does your favorite restaurant serve piles of tempting foods on platters rather than plates? Are the biggie-sized meals at fast food restaurants trapping you into overeating? How do you deal with a bountiful breadbasket? Eating out is fun and relaxing...  Read more

11 Ways to Lighten Up Any Restaurant Meal

Going out to eat can be fun, easy and a wonderful way to celebrate an achievement or catch up with friends. But do you find yourself getting anxious just thinking about dining out knowing how many dishes are loaded with calories? Although your woes a...  Read more

In healthy moderation. I found myself eating asf
Updated 3/24/2015 6:24:39 AM

In healthy moderation. I found myself eating asf this was my one and only chance to eat "bad" foods so much so that now I'm finding it very difficult to go back to my healthy ways. It was so liberating to eat and not think about my every move!...  Read more

This is my first day of eating healthy and getting
Updated 3/24/2015 10:22:17 AM

This is my first day of eating healthy and getting fit! Any ideas or motivation?? :)...  Read more

Started a new healthy lifestyle at the end of Janu
Updated 3/24/2015 6:44:55 AM

Started a new healthy lifestyle at the end of January.Need to lose about 45 to 50 lbs. Committed to eating more fruit and vegetables and to exercise 3 days a wk. Not doing as well as I thought I would. Weight is up and down. Need a new mindset ....  Read more

Healthy food in the fridge, but I want junk food!
Updated 3/22/2015 12:08:50 PM

Ok, so my fridge is full of veggies, fruit, and chicken breast, so why do I want to go through the drive-thru?...  Read more

Just got takeout Mexican food for lunch and way ov
Updated 3/21/2015 4:29:58 PM

Just got takeout Mexican food for lunch and way over-indulged. Blech. Stacked up to about 1000 calories for the meal and I'm trying not to beat myself up about one slip...........  Read more

Eating Out

Checking out a restaurant menu and evaluating my choices with the nutrition calculator before going allows me to stay on track ....  Read more

Using a check book transaction register

I had an extra check book transaction register. I am taking that where ever I go & recording all I eat the first column is the time I eat anything, the next is the date, & where it says description of transaction I put the type of food I ate & the...  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

Food Showdown: Can Quesadillas Be Healthy?

Quesadillas are little more than pan-fried tortillas filled with lots of melted cheese. Can these Mexican specialties ever be a healthy choice? Applebee's Chicken Quesadilla Grande contains chicken, cheese, crisp bacon and pico de gallo. Don Pabl...  Read more

Food Showdown: Cinco de Mayo Madness

Mexican dishes often combine both healthy and not-so-healthy ingredients.  Although they include a lot of fresh produce (lettuce, tomatoes, and corn) and complex carbohydrates like beans and rice, the meals are also sometimes cooked in lard and...  Read more