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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

Healthy food in the fridge, but I want junk food!
Updated 3/22/2015 12:08:50 PM

Ok, so my fridge is full of veggies, fruit, and chicken breast, so why do I want to go through the drive-thru?...  Read more

Just got takeout Mexican food for lunch and way ov
Updated 3/21/2015 4:29:58 PM

Just got takeout Mexican food for lunch and way over-indulged. Blech. Stacked up to about 1000 calories for the meal and I'm trying not to beat myself up about one slip...........  Read more

Here I go. It's my first weekend eating healthy I'
Updated 3/21/2015 4:53:22 PM

Here I go. It's my first weekend eating healthy I'm sorry asain bistro your wonton sales are going to drop today....  Read more

Any foods you eat only because they're healthy?
Updated 3/28/2015 11:31:01 AM

Are there any foods that you eat only because they are considered healthy? I used to HATE yogurt and oatmeal. Would actually gag from the smell of it when my kids would want it. This mornings breakfast consisted of oatmeal with chia seeds and...  Read more

my two favourite motivational quotes are "healthy
Updated 3/21/2015 2:15:23 PM

my two favourite motivational quotes are "healthy is a marathon, not a sprint" and "every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish your body" . wanted to share these with you. what's yours???...  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