Lighten it up: The best filling choices are chicken or steak. Figure on 16 SmartPoints value for beef and 12 for chicken. Also, ask for the tortillas to be cooked in the pan, not the fryer. This can shave 2 SmartPoints values off three tortillas.
Mexican Food : Making Healthier Choices Fish first. Fish (when it’s not fried) is often the lowest in fat and saturated fat of the meat choices . Stick with soft tortillas. Skip the sour cream. No cheese, please. Guacamole is good for you. Go for grilled. Add fajita veggies. Skip the chips.
If you’re headed to a Mexican restaurant , one of the top low – calorie choices is tacos made with grilled meat, salsa and corn tortillas. Skip the rice, and ask for vegetables on the side.
|Steamed chicken or shrimp with vegetables (1 cup) and 2 tbsp ginger-garlic sauce on the side||3||2|
|Chinese vegetables with tofu (1 cup)||3||3|
|Egg foo young with chicken (1 patty)||4||2|
|Moo goo gai pan with chicken or shrimp (1 cup)||4||3|
Some good Mexican restaurant choices would be: Soft chicken or fish tacos, go easy on the cheese, hold the sour cream. Chicken or veggie whole bean burrito, easy on the guac and cheese, hold the sour cream. Chicken Mole with rice and whole beans. Grilled shrimp with lime and Chili Verde.
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Steamed dishes are the best option, but stir-fries are fine because they’re usually lower in fat and include vegetables. Try to avoid: sweet and sour battered pork balls with special or egg- fried rice , prawn toast, spring rolls.
There’s no denying that Mexican food is delicious. But many of the entrees are made with oil, lard, and salt — and loaded with cheese and sour cream. You can get more than a day’s worth of calories, saturated fat, or sodium in a single meal .
If you’re looking for the healthier option, corn tortillas outshine their flour alternative. Corn tortillas deliver fiber, whole grains , and other nutrients while being lower in fat and calories than flour tortillas. 100% corn tortillas are also safe for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
How to Eat Out on Keto : Mexican Don’t even have 1 because it’ll turn into a whole basket before you know it! # beentheredonethatgotthetshirt. Fajitas are one of your best options. Classic, delicious, and perfectly keto without tortillas. Taco salads are a great option because they’re normally topped with cheese, sour cream, and guac.
Low -Carbing at Mexican Restaurants Carne Asada: A big slab of moist and juicy beef is the perfect answer to low – carb . Fajitas: These usually come in beef and chicken, but ask about the marinade. Chiles Rellenos: A chile relleno is a cheese-stuffed hot pepper dipped in egg and fried.
Worst: General Tso’s Chicken The breaded, fried chicken is smothered in a sugary sauce. One order clocks in at around 1,500 calories and 88 grams of fat, and it delivers more sodium than you should get in a day. Other fried dishes to watch out for: sesame, orange, and sweet and sour chicken.
WW POINTS FOR GRAINS AND RICES
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|rice , white , medium grain, cooked||1/4 cup||1|
|rice , white , medium grain, raw, enriched||2 tbsp||2|
|rice , white , short grain, cooked||1/4 cup||1|
|rice , white , short grain, raw||2 tbsp||2|
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