Mexican Blend Cheese
|Net Carbs info||0.5g||1.6%|
|Diab. Net Carbs info||0.5g||—|
Serving Size 1 ENCHILADA (2.35 OZ) 689 Servings Per Container 112 TORTILLA ( WATER, WHOLE GRAIN CORN MASA (STONEGROUND WHOLE GRAIN CORN MASA FLOUR, CELLULOSE GUM, TRACE OF LIME)].
|Corn tortilla||Flour tortilla|
|Carbs||20 grams||22 grams|
|Protein||3 grams||4 grams|
|Fat||1 gram||4 grams|
WINNER: Mexican cheese blend . Ounce for ounce, these taco toppings have the same number of calories (about 100) and similar levels of fat and protein. But cotija cheese has three times as much sodium, giving Mexican cheese blend the edge.
Typically, enchiladas are not what one considers “healthy.” They’re loaded with a lot of heavy, saturated fat and refined carbs that make them something you don’t want to eat on THE REG.
|Total Fat||6 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
Grilled proteins are typically some of the lowest-calorie foods at a Mexican restaurant, as long as they’re paired with smart side dishes. Choose grilled seafood, chicken or steak with a side of black beans or grilled or sauteed vegetables .
How to Eat Healthy at Mexican Restaurants Ask the waitperson to take away the tortilla chips. Order a healthy starter instead. For an entrée, look to fajitas. Order tacos or burritos without high-fat sour cream. As a side dish, go for rice and beans instead of Mexican rice. Have dessert at home.
Quesadillas have a bad reputation when it comes to healthy eating and dieting since restaurant versions are usually overflowing with cheese and covered with sour cream. However, quesadillas can be a healthy and well-rounded option as long as you make smart choices when it comes to the filling.
Burritos are generally made of a flour tortilla, a meat, possibly beans and/or rice, cheese and toppings. Choosing the leanest and most nutrient-dense ingredients and preparing them without adding extra fat ensures that burritos can be a healthy part of any meal plan.
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.
For burrito bowls , this is the caloric baseline, clocking in at about 705-1250 total calories , depending on your guac, protein selection, and additional fixings. For burritos , add a flour tortilla (300 calories ), and you’re looking at a range of about 1085-1550 total calories , depending on topping selections.