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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

No-Fuss Meals for Busy Schedules

We all have those days when there’s barely a minute to breathe, much less time to shop for ingredients and prepare a complicated home-cooked meal. A busy schedule doesn’t mean you’re destined for the drive-thru window, though. Delic...  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

Well my past weekend I crash on my healthy eating.Went out with a friend. I didn't eat healthy.But o
Updated 6/28/2016 2:23:26 AM

Well my past weekend I crash on my healthy eating.Went out with a friend. I didn't eat healthy.But on Monday I got right back on the healthy eating.I felt so guilty. I was doing so well. Everyone tells me I have lost weight but I don't see I feel it....  Read more

I need something healthy to just snack on. Something small like nuts. #food I'd be happy to take any
Updated 6/28/2016 1:23:59 PM

I need something healthy to just snack on. Something small like nuts. #food I'd be happy to take any suggestions...  Read more

What is your favorite healthy snack? (Caramel rice
Updated 6/28/2016 9:26:58 PM

What is your favorite healthy snack? (Caramel rice cakes)#motivation #fitness...  Read more

I'm so full from a healthy dinner and lots of wate
Updated 6/28/2016 10:27:26 AM

I'm so full from a healthy dinner and lots of water, but I'm craving so many sweet things! Help...  Read more

#food I have been eyeballing a little restaurant nearby that calls itself Nude Fude. Had some really
Updated 6/27/2016 9:20:01 PM

#food I have been eyeballing a little restaurant nearby that calls itself Nude Fude. Had some really fabulous sausage&kale stew, and a roasted chickpea &zucchini salad. Fast food of a new variety, really good too, glad I finally stopped by....  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

Counting Chips at Dinner

When I go to a Mexican restaurant and they bring the chips and salsa, I keep my straw paper and tear a little piece off every time I reach for a chip that way I can keep track of how many I have eaten....  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