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Healthy Choices At A Mexican Restaurant Resources

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

Dining Strategies for Specific Cuisines

Sometimes, general dining out strategies can only help so much. When you eat at a privately-owned or ethnic restaurant, there’s no pamphlet or website with nutritional information. How do you know what to order, especially when you don’t...  Read more

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

Have Fun and Get Fit at a Local SparkRally

SparkPeople recently launched City Teams, which allow you to connect with members who live in your area. One of the greatest features on City Teams is SparkRallies. Local Team members (and leaders) can plan Rallies so that members who live near one a...  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

want a healthier life
Updated 4/16/2014 10:34:42 PM

I am about to be 46. Recently diagnosed with prediabetes and high chlosyeral again have 6 kids 7 grandkids my 10 year old has epilepsy and has put on a lot of weight so I am hoping that if I change she will know she can....  Read more

"Healthy" foods cause so much pain
Updated 4/11/2014 7:54:20 AM

Hello everyone, I hope this doesn't sound too crazy to you all but i swear that "healthy" foods make me sick... Years of eating a restricted calorie diet and all the classic healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, high fiber breads/wraps, low calori...  Read more

How do i learn to like healthy foods?
Updated 4/12/2014 8:12:31 AM

I only like a small number of bland foods. I rarely use salt and pepper. I like bananas, apples and oranges, steamed green beans and broccoli. I like fried chicken (as long as there are no spices added), oven roasted Turkey, the only beef I li...  Read more

Co-workers' food choices
Updated 4/18/2014 6:01:03 PM

Should you give advises on you co-workers' food choices? My co-workers are far from eating healthy. They are not overweight. But usually want to lose a few pounds. The problem is that they don't know any better and believe in some crazy food my...  Read more

eating healthy at comic cons?
Updated 4/6/2014 11:15:19 AM

Alright, I'm all set for my first trip to c2e2 and I'm super excited! I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with eating at comic cons while trying to lose weight (or at least stay health). Luckily I'm going solo, so I don't have to worry abo...  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