Low-Calorie Burrito Bowl


By now, it's a pretty well-known fact that the monster rice and bean-stuffed burritos, popular at Mexican fast food restaurants, are no diet gem. The tortilla alone often clocks in around 300 calories and 10 grams of fat! So you'd be getting a light option by foregoing the wrap and ordering a burrito bowl, right? Not so fast. A fully-loaded vegetarian bowl at Chipotle, while very tasty, packs in 760 calories, 39 grams of fat ...continue reading

Healthy Mexican Personal Pizza


Fusion food is HOT. From Korean tacos to Mexi-cue, the phrase "melting pot" has never been as fitting as it is now when it comes to describing the dishes available at restaurants across the country. In the medium-sized, suburban town that I grew up in, "fusion" was mainly limited to Taco Pizza at the most popular local pizza place, Happy Joe's. Taco pies come topped with refried beans, ground beef, sausage, lettuce, tomatoes and ...continue reading

200-Calorie Vegetarian Taco Salad


1,390. That's the number of calories in a fully loaded chicken taco salad from a popular Mexican chain. It's also roughly equival to the amount of calories a 125-pound person would burn running at a 10-minute mile pace for 15 miles. Now I'm not saying that you need to think about exercising off every calorie you eat, but I could think of a lot more fun ways to eat nearly 1,400 calories! (It is ice cream season...) The main ...continue reading

Lighter Cinco de Mayo Recipe Round-Up

The popular Mexican celebration is less than a week away, but caloric margaritas and greasy, cheesy enchiladas aren’t your only options! Today I have a round-up of some excellent recipes that will have you saying “ole” and “mmm” from morning until night. Start your menu planning now! Fajita Breakfast Burritos (319 calories, 17 g. fat) Start your day off festively with this eggy meal from Diets in ...continue reading

Mexican Makeover

If you’ve read any article or books by the “Eat This, Not That” team, you’ve seen the damage that a salad can do to your diet—whether it is served in a fried taco salad shell or not. Salads can be a waist-watchers dream, but they can slip into calorie and saturated fat bombs if you’re not careful. With that in mind, here’s a quick and easy recipe that should soothe a Mexican craving while fitting ...continue reading