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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Healthy Mexican Food Meals

Above, a dinner place at Virgie's Mexican Restaurant in Gallup. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Since I live in the state that's been dubbed the "Chile Capital of the World", I was wondering, "Is it safe for me to indulge in Mexican food?"

Fortunately, I found a website that addresses this question. It is EatThis.com.

Here's a portion of what they wrote about Mexican food:
Refills of chips keep getting dropped on the table, margaritas are flowing like waterfalls and mounds of rice are piled sky-high on everyone’s plate.

No, this isn’t the opening scene of the latest Chili's commercial, this is what it’s actually like dining at a Mexican restaurant—and it’s every dieter’s nightmare. But dining at a Mexican joint doesn’t have to be stressful or overindulgent. Most local spots have plenty of healthful options that can help you reach your weight loss goal—you just have to know what to ask for. 
To help you get in the know we asked seven diet experts what they order at their favorite Mexican hot spots. All of their suggestions are widely available, will leave you satisfied and won’t ruin a week’s worth of your calorie cutbacks. Here, all of their go-to RD-approved appetizers, drink and entrées orders.

Limiting or eliminating cheeses and beef is obvious. Fish tacos sounds good. What they say about avocados is welcome news: "Avocados are packed with heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory nutrients and its fat content can help quell pre-dinner hunger pangs."

To read more, go here.

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