Not sure what to nibble this today? Our eat-right guide shows ya how to enjoy a Cinco de Mayo feast in a healthy way. Pass the tacos, please!
When compared head-to-head, corn tortillas are almost always
healthier than flour tortillas. They have fewer ingredients and calories, and
tend to contain healthier fats. But not all flour tortillas are made equal!
Offer to accompany Mom on her pre-feast grocery trip and comparison shop.
Pile on the veggies
Top your fave Mexican dish with a hearty helping of fresh
salsa. Make it yourself to nix preservatives and icky chemicals that are sooo
not necessary. Yum!
Grab the good stuff
Love a dose of creamy goodness but cringe when ya consider
the calories in sour cream? Try topping tacos and nachos with guacamole
instead. You’ll still get the indulgent vibe, but you’ll ditch the unhealthy
fat that’s loaded into sour cream.
Go for grilled
We love fajitas—and burritos and tacos packed with freshly
grilled goodness. While enchiladas and the like are oh-so scrumptious, they’re
also weighed down by tons the gobs of cheese sauce that makes them tasty. Can’t
resist? Consider splitting a serving with a friend or sibling so you can get a
few bites of your fave without overindulging.
Pick and choose
When it comes to sides, Mexican restaurants typically offer
up beans and dirty rice. Skip refried in favor of black beans, which are packed
with protein, fiber, iron and vitamin B. Love the rice? Have a few bites and
then move on. Loathe it? Ask if you can double up on beans.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 5/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, how to cut out junk food, nutrition, Cinco de Mayo