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Healthy Choices At Mexican Restaurant Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Choices At 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

What is some healthy things to do as a pick me up
Updated 9/16/2014 10:47:50 AM

What is some healthy things to do as a pick me up when you are feeling exhausted at work. I used to grab a soda and some candy and I have been doing good the last two days but I am really wanting them today because I feel so tired and sluggish....  Read more

Hi new and determined to become healthier! :)
Updated 9/16/2014 7:36:58 AM

Hia My names Ali. I recently gained over a stone in weight while on medication and decided 6 weeks ago to lose this weight and more. I have low self esteem and suffer anxiety too! I started losing weight through diet alone and about a m...  Read more

Trying my best to eat healthy but it's hard where
Updated 9/14/2014 10:30:38 PM

Trying my best to eat healthy but it's hard where I'm living. I'm drinking carnation instant breakfasts but considering an apple with them. Any suggestions? I eat my breakfast then walk for 1/2 hr an hour after breakfast....  Read more

I am working on eating healthy I have been doing s
Updated 9/17/2014 10:45:15 AM

I am working on eating healthy I have been doing salads and smoothies I have a juicer and am trying to remain cancer free I would like to generate a support system of others attempting to do the same...  Read more

Breast Cancer and healthy living
Updated 9/18/2014 10:33:18 AM

I am a br cancer survivor since oct 1991, stage 2, with lymph node involvement. I eat organic, and of course, have my ice cream, etc.., every now and then, and just recently realized, I lost a good part of my healthy living over the last several year...  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