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Healthy Mexican Restaurant Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Mexican Restaurant.

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

Herbs and Spices to ''Spark'' Your Food

Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma. Tips for using herbs and...  Read more

How America Grew

Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years: 1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals. 1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling...  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

Anyone stop liking bread when getting healthy?
Updated 7/8/2014 7:09:25 PM

When I started this journey I was a carb-o-holic lol. I could eat an entire loaf of bread with one meal. After about 3 months of eating healthy, exercising, and losing weight, I noticed I was eating considerably less breads. I was eating 100% whole w...  Read more

Is Insanity healthy for long-term?
Updated 7/3/2014 9:25:45 AM

Hi, i'm very interested in trying out insanity, but im just worried that if i finish insanity and go back to my lighter workouts, which is doing good for me at the minute, will it have negative impacts on my body? I've heard people lose weight really...  Read more

Healthy cleanse
Updated 7/3/2014 5:57:23 PM

The challenge is to go through a healthy liquid cleanse for next 21 days. it is loaded with super foods and should help loose weight as well as cleanse the system. Breakfast: Juice of 2 carrots, celery, cucumber, kale (any greens), 1/2 apple a...  Read more

What's the best thing about living a healthy life?
Updated 7/8/2014 2:17:32 PM

Personally, mine is seeing the weight come off, feeling great doing harder workouts every week, and having fun counting calories. It sounds weird, but I love seeing what same foods I can still eat but make them healthier so they're lower in calories....  Read more

Healthy foods available in the Philippines
Updated 6/29/2014 5:29:59 AM

I live in the Philippines and I am trying to decipher the nutritional value of the native foods and recipes that I am being served. Is there another American living here that can give me some guidance on what is best to eat in this land? Any imput w...  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

Copy Favorite Restaurant Meals

Take your favorite restaurant meals that are high in calories, fat, and everything else not healthy and make your own version that is healthier....  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: 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

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