Make the Smarter Choice – Mexican and Greek Food

by Annie on May 8, 2008 · 0 comments

in Eating Healthy

This will be the last post for the Eating Smarter Series. I am antsy about moving on to other topics, hence I am combining the Eating Smarter Mexican food and Eating Smarter Greek food into one post. The previous posts for this series can be found here.

We will be discussing what to avoid, the smarter choice to make, and special requests we should be making when we eat at restaurants that serve Mexican and Greek food.

Mexican food
(or should I say the American version of Mexican food they serve here)

For Mexican food restaurants the fat traps to avoid are:

  • Deep fried tortillas or chips.
  • Chimichanga.

The smarter choices are:

  • Vegetarian dishes.
  • Bean dishes.
  • Salads.
  • Bean Soup.
  • Gazpacho.
  • Chili.
  • Soft tacos.
  • Fajitas.

Consider making these special requests:

  • Soft tortillas.
  • Hold the cream.
  • Salsa instead of guacamole.
  • Limit margaritas and sangria.


Greek food

For Greek food restaurants the fat traps to avoid are:

  • Fried cheese.

The smarter choices are:

  • Bean or lentil soups.
  • Hummus and pita.
  • Fish.
  • Rice and couscous dishes.
  • Shish kebab with chicken or lean beef.

Consider making these special requests:

  • Light on oil.
  • Whole grain pita.

Watch the empty calories in alcoholic drinks. Drinks are often loaded with calories, but with little to no nutritional value. Our bodies do not detect satiation as efficiently with liquids which can result in overeating.

Until next time and thanks for stopping by.

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