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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

Take a Trip Around the Globe in Your Own Kitchen

The benefits of cooking at home are numerous: It's generally more nutritious, builds healthy habits for you and your family, is a good way to control portion sizes and it is budget-friendly. If you cook at home with some regularity, you might fin...  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

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy day.
Updated 9/24/2016 9:46:23 AM

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy day....  Read more

Hmmmm. After a family party at a restaurant last w
Updated 9/24/2016 10:15:53 AM

Hmmmm. After a family party at a restaurant last week, I've been really thrown off with my eating. The whole week's been a struggle & I'm always hungry. Any suggestions?...  Read more

I don't see it as a problem if you eat healthy fre
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I don't see it as a problem if you eat healthy fresh foods which are low in calories but high in nutrition. Do you have plenty of energy? Do you feel good? A few days of low caloric intake isn't going to hurt you. See doc for long term....  Read more

Calcium Variation - Is this healthy?
Updated 9/24/2016 10:57:49 AM

Helllo - I just looked back at my calcium intake for the last month. I had not been paying attention to this previously. It looks like on some days I eat the amount recommended (e.g. 120% of the standard recommended amount,), some days I eat 3...  Read more

Has anyone gotten so far off their healthy diet an
Updated 9/23/2016 9:07:59 PM

Has anyone gotten so far off their healthy diet and exercise regimen that it feels impossible to get anywhere near "back on track"? I am in constant pain and my meds cause my body to feel out of sorts sending me towards binge eating to feel "better"...  Read more

In a restaurant, if you aren't sure, try soup

I usually look at the nutritional info for a restaurant if I know I'm going later, but sometimes I'm surprised by an invitation to dine out. When calorie information is not easily found out, go for the soup! It works every time. In Mexican restauran...  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

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