Don't believe that's possible? You're wrong. Try an all-natural margarita. You won't go back to the fake, corn syrup-laden nuclear green garbage or skinny slop.
Eating out? Enjoy these delicious appetizers. What about your entree? Here are multitude of options to satisfy your craving.
Don't want to deal with the hassle of going out? Try some of these great at-home recipes.
Prepare Your Pico
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You can make a simple nacho recipe with baked chips, low-fat Mexican blend cheese, beans and jalapenos. Add sliced grilled chicken. Top with nonfat Greek yogurt and serve with salsa and guacamole or sliced avocado.
Craving enchiladas? Cooking Light has a FABULOUS Cheesy Enchilada recipe. I even blogged about how wonderful it was.
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A Healthier Quesadilla
I love quesadillas but not the calories and fat that accompany them. You can make a wonderful version that is figure friendly.
|La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Whole Wheat Tortilla|
From portion size to the stupidity of the menu items (bacon guacamole?) I am still trying to figure out how Tex-Mex got so out of control. At it's core, Mexican food is comprised of wonderful produce and lean proteins. Sure there are some starchy carbs in the form of corn tortillas and rice but think of those as complements to your meal, not the bulk of it. Enjoy the cheese, too, but take the same approach with it as you do the starches: have it complement the the meal, not dominate it.
Once in a while blow it out. Have those cheese enchiladas smothered in sauce, Bob Armstrong Dip or chile rellenos. Enjoying those are a part of the Tex-Mex experience. Don't make it a daily thing.