If you think a night out at a Mexican restaurant will sabotage your healthy eating plan, think again! With a little knowledge and planning, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
After playing around with their nutrition calculator, I found the most balanced option was a salad with lettuce, 1 serving of steak, black beans, green tomatilla salsa and fajita veggies.
Nutrition Info: Calories: 355; Total Fat: 8 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Protein: 40 grams; Carbohydrates: 34 grams; Sodium: 975 milligrams
If you’re in the mood for a taco, choose the soft corn tortilla and one protein (chicken, steak, barbacoa, or carnitas) and top with veggies (lettuce and fajita veggies) and your favorite salsa. This will give you a nutritious meal for around 400 calories.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Once again, you can use the handy nutrition calculator to carefully plan what you’ll order before heading out. The trick is to order more veggies, which will add volume and additional nutrients to your dish.
Try the Burrito Bowl topped with chicken, shredded lettuce, black olives, grilled onion, mushrooms and peppers, cucumbers and pico de gallo.
Nutrition Info: Calories: 332 calories; Total Fat: 17 grams; Saturated fat: 2 grams; Protein: 27 grams; Carbohydrates: 16 grams; Sodium: 758 milligrams