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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

I like to eat healthy food. I like to do exercises
Updated 8/26/2016 4:11:20 PM

I like to eat healthy food. I like to do exercises. Even I like to take some supplements. But I have 1 problem. Stress eating. Every time i get mad, sad and angry I go and eat sweeeets yummy delicious sweets. That will make my day even more bad....  Read more

2 questions. 1. What are healthy foods that are High in fat? 2. I've been under eating but I do n
Updated 8/26/2016 11:15:57 AM

2 questions. 1. What are healthy foods that are High in fat? 2. I've been under eating but I do not understand how that makes you gain or stop loosing weight especially if you are burning calories by exercise and other daily activities...  Read more

Every time I eat at restaurant ....even tho I order good ...I always have a temporary gain of 3 lbs
Updated 8/26/2016 8:38:05 AM

Every time I eat at restaurant ....even tho I order good ...I always have a temporary gain of 3 lbs ....salt in food I guess...then in a day or 2 it comes back down...  Read more

Cherry tomatoes could be a possible healthy snack
Updated 8/25/2016 8:29:00 PM

Cherry tomatoes could be a possible healthy snack and picking them is a little exercise I have to get in all sorts of positions to reach them....  Read more

What is a healthy breakfast item that is under 5 m
Updated 8/25/2016 7:27:53 PM

What is a healthy breakfast item that is under 5 mins. I've been having 3 scrambled eggs with very very little milk and it seems this too has a lot of fat in it as well....  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