If you’re like me – sometimes you just have to get your fix of salsa, guacamole, beans and tortillas. But traditional Mexican or Southwestern food can pile up the calories and fats. Here are some healthy alternatives to help you get your fix but still feel good walking away from the table.
Protein – there are many choices to fuel your body with the nutrients protein provides and help maintain lean muscle.
Traditional options include:
|Chicken breast||Beef skirt steak||Pork loin|
Other options to consider:
Anything that can be grilled is worth a try!
Vegetables – speaking of grilling, that’s what makes fajitas such a treat. The flame helps turn natural sugars into caramelized goodness! There are endless combinations but here are the main choices for the fajita lovers in my house.
|Bell peppers||White onions||Anaheim chilies|
|Tomatoes||Mushrooms||Corn from the cob|
The finishing touches:
|Guacamole||Pico de gallo||Salsa|
|Cheese||Tortillas – flour or corn||Lettuce wrap alternative|
|Pinto beans||Black beans||Sour cream|
With an adventurous spirit you can create countless options and eat healthy the next time your Mexican food cravings bite!