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Healthy Mexican Restaurant Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy 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

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

Had a good day yesterday on my healthy eating unti
Updated 9/27/2014 12:15:36 PM

Had a good day yesterday on my healthy eating until, my husband's Twinkies started calling my name. I held back but at 2AM I gave in. I'll just add the calories to today's log. Think that should work out ? Anyone wake up and eat in early hours ?...  Read more

Quick & healthy lunch ideas?
Updated 9/28/2014 12:54:44 PM

I work about 55 hours a week and go to grad school, so meal prep for lunches are not always the easiest. Does anyone have any suggestions for lunches that are quick to make, yet are healthy? Healthy Choice/Lean Cuisine frozen dinners and salads aren'...  Read more

Does anyone find restaurants to be a diet-wrecker?
Updated 10/1/2014 6:13:10 PM

Hi, it's me again. This question may seem unusual, but I need to ask it. Most people I know like going out to eat. I don't. Restaurants and me do not get along. The problem I have with them is when I do go out to eat -- which is not as o...  Read more

Looking to loose weight and stay healthy for my 2
Updated 9/24/2014 5:13:17 PM

Looking to loose weight and stay healthy for my 2 baby girls and because I'm not only a mum but my own person to and I don't want to loose sight of that. Many people want to live throw there kids but I want to live along side them :-) x...  Read more

I'm looking for a partner in a healthier lifestyle
Updated 9/25/2014 3:19:29 AM

Want to have a partner to talk on a daily basis to keep on track for a healthier lifestyle while using Sparkpeople. Anyone interested? ...  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