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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

Hi new and determined to become healthier! :)
Updated 9/16/2014 7:36:58 AM

Hia My names Ali. I recently gained over a stone in weight while on medication and decided 6 weeks ago to lose this weight and more. I have low self esteem and suffer anxiety too! I started losing weight through diet alone and about a m...  Read more

Trying my best to eat healthy but it's hard where
Updated 9/14/2014 10:30:38 PM

Trying my best to eat healthy but it's hard where I'm living. I'm drinking carnation instant breakfasts but considering an apple with them. Any suggestions? I eat my breakfast then walk for 1/2 hr an hour after breakfast....  Read more

I am working on eating healthy I have been doing s
Updated 9/14/2014 11:14:32 PM

I am working on eating healthy I have been doing salads and smoothies I have a juicer and am trying to remain cancer free I would like to generate a support system of others attempting to do the same...  Read more

Breast Cancer and healthy living
Updated 9/15/2014 1:36:18 AM

I am a br cancer survivor since oct 1991, stage 2, with lymph node involvement. I eat organic, and of course, have my ice cream, etc.., every now and then, and just recently realized, I lost a good part of my healthy living over the last several year...  Read more

Looking for healthy alternatives
Updated 9/13/2014 2:41:59 PM

I have narrowed down my cravings (and thus triggers that send me off the wagon) to the following: Gummy bears - I love the sweet and chewiness Icing - love the smooth sweet texture Icing and cupcake - love the combo of smooth sweet texture with...  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