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Healthy Choices Mexican Restaurant Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Choices 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

Eager to stay healthy
Updated 8/29/2014 3:35:28 AM

I'm 71 and have been blessed with excellent health , no chronic conditions, no medications. I have had to watch my weight since I had my first child and have been successful in maintaining an acceptable weight until menopause and now as I'm aging. No...  Read more

Looking to be healthier!
Updated 8/23/2014 1:47:50 PM

I just joined Spark people and am looking to lose 10 pounds an seat healthier. Any tips on th best way to use this site?...  Read more

FREE 10 day healthy eating challenge group!
Updated 8/28/2014 6:39:59 AM

STOP!! DROP THAT COOKIE!!! LOL ........i have been seeing some awesome results for just 10 days with clean healthy eating with just about the food!! nutrition is 80% of your results...you can workout as much as you want, but if your nutrition is not...  Read more

Healthy weight vs. Perfect weight
Updated 8/21/2014 11:11:35 AM

My girlfriend is 5 feet tall and weigh's in at 106. She wants to get down to 98 pounds which is her "perfect weight". I just don't understand this obsession on one number. I am happy anytime my BMI is 24.9 or below. And most of my adult life I have b...  Read more

Healthy Habits not working on main page
Updated 8/25/2014 3:44:51 PM

Anyone else having problems getting the quick Healthy Habits to work? Personal goals I have set with a check box work but I am not able to click on water and fruits/veggies to tick those off. I am using IE at work and Chrome at home - not sure...  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