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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

I struggle with healthier fast food options. any s
Updated 12/19/2014 10:56:48 PM

I struggle with healthier fast food options. any suggestion for the diabetic eating out? 4...  Read more

Good morning spark family and Happy healthy Friday
Updated 12/20/2014 12:13:54 PM

Good morning spark family and Happy healthy Friday! Today is introduction day so let's do first name and city or state you are from. I will start my name is Kia and I am from Washington DC :-) happy introducing...  Read more

Today is day 3 of healthy eating and working out.
Updated 12/20/2014 12:10:42 PM

Today is day 3 of healthy eating and working out. I know this is the beginning for me but I feel good!...  Read more

You can always write your food choices/measurement
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You can always write your food choices/measurements in a journal, then go back and log them in the Spark tracker. It will do all that cumbersome math for you!...  Read more

I take each choice individually. If I want a cooki
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I take each choice individually. If I want a cookie I eat one, but then I go back to my usual pattern of fruits/veggies/protein ASAP. One little cookie isn't a complete derail; a whole box is. Give yourself permission to be a little imperfect....  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