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7/21/13 8:41 A

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I love almost all Mexican food.

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7/14/13 10:44 P

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Sounds delish!

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RUMBAMEL's Photo RUMBAMEL Posts: 1,940
9/22/12 6:30 P

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I now make a version of my friend's chili cheese dip that is wonderful. In a 9 x 13 glass dish I put:

2 softened 1/3 less fat cream cheese packages

top with a mix of:

1 can slightly drained diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 can slightly drained chili with beans (I like the one from Walmart)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen corn, defrosted

top with about 1 1/2 C 2% milk Mexican or Cheddar shredded cheese.

You can either heat the tomato mix and then melt the cheese under the broiler or just melt the cheese under the broiler or just heat it in the oven for a bit. YUM YUM!!

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CRM282 Posts: 39
9/22/12 12:33 P

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glad I looked over this today! Was trying to make tostadas without frying the tortilla the other day and couldn't get them crispy! Plus, there were a lot of other ideas! i LOVE mexican and italian food!

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8/22/11 8:53 P

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MMMMMMMmmmmmm, Mexican Food. We love it. Refried beans, black beans, salsas, different chips to try, oh oh oh the cheeses you can top everything with. Add fresh grilled veggies and some seasoned steak, pork or chicken and maybe some brown rice and you have a great meal. Chipotle is a great place to get fresh Mexican food your way.

We are picky about where we go and what we eat. I can't believe I used to eat Taco Bell all the time as a teenager.

One favorite at home is an over easy egg, black beans, pepperjack cheese and some salsa! YUM!

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8/18/11 5:02 P

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8/16/11 12:01 A

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I love Mexican food but often will make a taco salad at home using lean beef or chicken, low fat shredded cheese (in moderation), lots of greens, and two kinds of beans - pinto and black beans with lots of salsa. I usually have some avocado too but skip the sour cream. Or else we use fake sour cream substitute and mix with salsa. Then I sprinkle some tortilla chips (unsalted) that I've broken up witha rolling pin. It gives a nice crunch but goes so much further.

If I do go out for a wet burrito I make sure I bring a friend who will split it with me.

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8/3/10 2:23 P

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE MEXICAN!!

Hubby and I went to our favorite Mexican restaurant last evening. We limited ourselves to 1 bowl of chips (we shared) and we each had a chicken fajita quesadilla - hold the sour cream and guacamole! It was FABULOUS!!!!

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WHITEANGEL4's Photo WHITEANGEL4 SparkPoints: (205,166)
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7/26/10 11:20 P

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We love Mexican at our house. We have been searching out recipes that are lower in calaroies and we find a lot of them. We love the Rick Bayless show and Hubby got his cookbook. There is a lot of healthy everyday foods in this book

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GIGALENA's Photo GIGALENA SparkPoints: (52,452)
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7/26/10 9:02 P

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For me it would be Italian. So I try and limit how often and I try to eat any pastas during lunch.



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PRAIRIECROCUS's Photo PRAIRIECROCUS Posts: 38,746
7/26/10 3:53 P

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The food I can't live without is a nice bowl of borsch !

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7/26/10 2:58 P

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I enjoy Mexican food, too. One of my favorites is chalupas. I take 2 corn tortillas and spray with Pam. Put on foil and bake on a foil lined cookie sheet at 475 degrees for 5-6 minutes. Spread with 1/4 cup fat free refried beans, top with fat free shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, diced onions, and sshredded lettuce. Can also ad some salsa if you like. Very yummy.

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7/26/10 1:49 P

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I love Mexican food, too. But, I never buy commercial Mexican food any longer, too much fat and sodium, too many calories--I fix it myself. So many recipes you can modify to fit your particular diet, e.g, low-fat, low-sodium. I do use taco shells though, but only a non-fat, whole wheat taco. Low- and non-fat cheeses, too. You can use canned beans, but always rinse them really well and use ground turkey, shredded chicken, grilled fish, etc. instead of beef. Spices are very important to the flavor of Mexican foods, so don't be afraid to add more spice (to your taste) than the recipe actually calls for and/or to "spice it up" by adding minced peppers or pepper flakes.

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7/26/10 1:42 P

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I found it at Whole Foods.

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7/26/10 1:39 P

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Thanks for sharing



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RECAPTURINGME's Photo RECAPTURINGME Posts: 32
7/26/10 1:20 P

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Trader Joe's, Your local produce/whole foods type grocer and we even found at Costco this week. It is really versatile. I've been using it quite a lot lately and sort of subbing it for the main ingredient in pasta type salads.

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KMOMA2's Photo KMOMA2 Posts: 649
7/26/10 1:15 P

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Where would I find Quinoa?

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7/26/10 1:06 P

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That sounds yummy and really good for you too. Thanks for the ideas.

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7/26/10 12:59 P

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You might want to try this. Quinoa is a very healthy grain (or seed?) protein + and you still get the Mexican flavor.

Chili Quinoa salad

One cup dried quinoa - cooked via package directions with broth (not water) (please don't forget to rinse well or you will be disappointed)
Heat one can of drained, rinsed black beans with two cups store-bought or homemade salsa. Add a tsp or two of cumin, hot paprika, or chili powder (or all of the above... totally to taste). Add heated salsa mixture to cooked quinoa and stir in 3-4 chopped green onions and 2-3 cups fresh spinach until wilted.


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7/26/10 12:53 P

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I don't think I could go lont without Mexican food. Just been trying to make it as low fat as I can.

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