Eating Out the Healthy Weigh: Mexican
Enjoying Mexican -- without all those deep-fried calories!
Choose Wisely continued...
The only way to be sure you are getting healthy food that fits into your
eating plan is to check out the nutritional profiles of the foods. Many
restaurants have this information compiled and will provide it upon request.
Others send you to their web site. My advice is to check it out before you go
and make a plan -- select the items that are the most nutritious that also fit
into your eating plan. Some restaurants, like Rubio's, have "Better
Bite" entrees that have no more than 5 grams of fat per serving. At Taco
Bell you can now select the "Fresco" option, which substitutes more
veggies and salsa for the sour cream and cheese. At La Salsa, the "Mexico
City" versions of dishes have no cheese. Baja has its "Baja" style
that is lighter in calories.
The great news is that restaurants across the nation are lightening up their
cuisine in an effort to help stem the tide of obesity. The bad news is that the
large portions of heavily laden calorie and fat offerings continue to sell. You
can still have your Mexican "fix," however, as long as it comes from
the lighter side.