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9/11/13 1:35 P

Great ideas! The last time I had Mexican, I was not able to check the nutrition in advance. I ended up eating OK, but I am sure I overdid it. I find I have to have a plan when I go out to eat so it doesn't end up in a free for all!


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ROXIELU0422 Posts: 317
9/11/13 12:14 P

if you still want the taste of a tortilla, corn tortillas are an option too.

I get chicken fajitas when I go to Mexican restaurants too. Ask them to not cook it in oil or butter though. Some places do that.

Another option is a chicken fajita salad. If they have a taco salad, ask for it with no shell and put chicken on it instead of beef.

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GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,400
9/11/13 7:03 A

EXOTEC thanks for that website. The nutritional info was very close to what I had entered. But I love the info there and have saved the website to my favorites.

Thanks all.


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EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
9/10/13 8:26 P

Very simple solution! There's site I use regularly which lists nearly everything you care to track. Even restaurants. I looked for fajitas there, and since I love Chili's, I checked their data. Here's the page for that search...
The fajitas are down the page a ways... but it specifically lists the nutrition data WITHOUT the tortilla.

If you go back to the main listing page, they even have a section at the bottom of their listings for restaurants which refused to provide their info! shame on 'em!

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9/10/13 10:06 A

If they don't have nutrition info online, then you could also take a picture of your meal so you can see it when you get home and determine the portion size then rather than try to remember.

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9/10/13 10:02 A

In my opinion, chicken fajita without the tortilla is an excellent choice. You can pick how much cheese, rice, beans, sour cream to eat with the yummy meat and veggies.

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9/10/13 9:32 A

Personally, I would estimate and track each item seperately. For example, if I thought the chicken added up to 4 oz, I'd track that, plus 1/2 cup (or however many you think) veggies, plus 2 tbs sour cream, etc. I'd also track an extra 1/2 - 1 Tbs of oil to the meal to account for any they may have used while cooking.

GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,400
9/10/13 8:41 A

We are planning to eat out with friends tonight. My plan is to order one chicken fajita with no tortilla. That's just chicken and veggies, right? But I have no clue how to tract it. Any suggestions?

(I plan to pass on the chips and salsa and any guac/sour cream I may eat will be tracked separately.)


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