Eating healthy at a Mexican Restaurant. Olay!

I just got in from a fabulous girls night, tonight’s restaurant was Mexican! Two of the girls are obsessed with Lonestar and the rest of us had never eaten there so off we went. I always like going for Mexican, the restaurants are usually really fun and laid back and believe it or not you can eat fairly well there.

Since I knew dinner would be bigger than normal I made sure to pack a lighter lunch. I had a fabulous spinach salad for lunch with veggies, mixed beans and hummus, it was light but filling.

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At the restaurant we started with the complimentary chips and salsa.

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Passing on the chips and salsa is an easy way to save yourself calories. If you still want a taste use a side plate to portion out some chips and only eat from there – a super easy way to indulge without going overboard.

Stick to salsa. Avoid the queso, nacho dips and sour cream which are high in fat and calories. Instead go with the salsa, it’s more nutritious and lighter in calories. I couldn’t get enough of the salsa at Lonestar, it’s so fresh and tastes amazing.

The healthiest main course options are anything grilled or baked. Avoid anything fried like chimichangas and tacos. Opt for soft tortilla’s over hard because the hard ones are fried but the soft ones are baked.

Four of us split the fajitas which were half steak and half chicken (I only ate the chicken) and we all got our own ‘fixins on the side.

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When you’re ordering fajitas skip the sour cream, go light on the cheese and instead dress them up with guacamole, pico de galo, beans and salsa. The avocado is loaded with healthy fats and the beans have lots of protien and flavour. I kept eating chips to have more salsa until I realized I should just add it to my fajitas (duh!)

Other ways to lighten up are swapping out meat for beans or opting for chicken over beef and pork, which are usually fattier.

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This yummy fajita was freshly made in the middle of the restaurant and I filled it up with chicken, peppers, onion, a wee bit of rice, beans, lettuce, guac and salsa. Delish!

Don’t forget you can always cut your meal in half, it won’t make your order healthier but it will cut down on the calories and fat you’re ingesting at one time.

What is your favorite thing to do for a girls night out?

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About Christina @ Stars in the City

I like sun, sand, surf, tunes and vegan mac ‘n cheese with bacon. Oh, and sarcasm.
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