Cindo de Mayo. The mexican holiday that has people everywhere sipping margaritaâ€™s and noshing on nachos. Though fun, and delicious, it can be a big damper to any diet. I love mexican food, and am always watching my weight, and have a few great tips to keep the tacos, quesadillas, nachos, and other assorted treats lower in fat than their full-fat originals, but keep them tasty, too.
Substitute for lower fat alternatives. Sometimes low fat versions arenâ€™t as tasty as the full-fat version but when it comes to toppings for tacos and add-ins for quesadillas low fat cheeses and low fat sour creams taste just as good while slashing the fat content. (Iâ€™m not a fan of the fat-free stuff.) Also, use lean meats; Mexican food has so much flavor in its spices that you donâ€™t need a lot of fat.
Amp up the veggies. Add extra veggies to whatever youâ€™re cooking. Throw chopped up red and green peppers into taco meat, create a veggie quesadilla using portabello mushrooms, zucchini and peppers. And add in the salsa, the fresh natural kind.
Use authentic corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas for another calorie cut. Squeezing lime and adding fresh cilantro also adds zest to the meal.
Whatâ€™s your favorite Mexican meal?