La Fiesta

Dietitians are real people too, and it always shocks me when people think that I don’t eat pizza or french fries, or Mexican food! Well, Mexican food happens to be one of my favorites, but you can limit the damage by watching portion sizes, more specifically by really listening to your fullness cues, and stopping when satisfied, not stuffed,  and also by watching out for all the dishes that are fried and dripping with heavy sauces.

Today was a long day at work, and Anthony and I both were in the mood to go out for dinner. We usually only go out one weeknight each week and try to cook at home the other nights.

Dinner started with:


Salsa = lycopene…



It was perfect! And, for dinner, I ordered the chicken fajita salad. It was served with a cheese quesadilla on top.


I wasn’t really expecting the quesadilla on top, and I had already had enough carbs with the chips, so I removed the quesadillas and underneath, found a good salad with grilled chicken, onions, green peppers, tomato and avocado. Another thing I liked it that they didn’t serve it in a large fried tortilla…that can add an extra 400-500 calories and up to 50 grams of extra fat! I also used salsa as my dressing. It was really good!


Great meal – now we’re settling in to watch Biggest Loser. Hope you’re having a great night!


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