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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

Eating healthy is so good to me!
Updated 2/12/2016 3:29:43 PM

Eating healthy is so good to me!...  Read more

Eating at a nice, sit-down restaurant
Updated 2/12/2016 3:29:57 PM

Wow, it's hard if you look at the nutrition! Trying to keep calories in check, I thought I'd plan ahead before my hubby and i went to Texas Roadhouse for supper... One roll is 227 calories!! I think I'll pass on that!! :( sad though - it's hard s...  Read more

A moment of weakness. Choice between 700 cal bag o
Updated 2/12/2016 3:18:26 PM

A moment of weakness. Choice between 700 cal bag of almonds (I would have eaten them all) or 210 cal Hershey's bar with almonds. I choice the chocolate. My taste buds are dancing....  Read more

The great thing about consuming more healthy foods
Updated 2/12/2016 1:59:09 PM

The great thing about consuming more healthy foods is you can not only see a difference in your weight but you can also see difference in your skin.! I have bad eczema and my skin did look horrible with all my scars but now it don't look as bad....  Read more

Its crazy how i never really cared to eat healthy,
Updated 2/12/2016 12:49:13 PM

Its crazy how i never really cared to eat healthy, im just out of high school im 18 years old 5'2 in height, so it was easy to tell when i gained weight, but i was way more concerned about having fun and friends, kinda funny really....  Read more

Pocket guide

I have a Food On The Go Pocket Guide that fits in my purse, A guide to making wise choices when eating out.It lists restaurants , healthiest food at that restaurant and calories, fiber etc.I also try and look at this book and a menu before getting t...  Read more

Read nutrition data BEFORE going to a restaurant

After going to a restaurant, ordering an entrée which looks healthy, and then going home to read nutrition data, only to become angry with the restaurant for "tricking me," I have decided to read the nutrition data before going to the restaurant, so...  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