Simple Swaps: Order These Healthier Tex-Mex Choices
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Morgan Medeiros MSc
May 21, 2018

Lower Calorie Healthier Tex-Mex ChoicesCraving Tex-Mex? Whether you’re heading to Chipotle, Taco Time, or Taco Bell, we’ve got some easy swaps to make healthier Tex-Mex choices for the most popular menu items.

Keep in mind that- while these swaps save some serious Calories- many of these entrees are still high in Calories, fat, and sodium, so it’s important to consider these orders in the context of your daily intake.

Remember that sides add up fast, so it’s best to stick to an entree.

An order of Chips and Guac from Chipotle, for example, contains 770 Calories- more than ⅓ of the average, active male’s daily Caloric need.

Healthier Tex-Mex Choices at Chipotle

Skip it: Chicken Burrito, no rice, black beans and guacamole- 860 Calories

Pick it: Chicken Tacos, corn tortillas, black beans, cheese- 620 Calories

Skip it: Chicken Bowl, brown rice, black beans and guacamole- 750 Calories

Pick it: Chicken Salad, black beans, fajita veggies, guacamole- 560 Calories

Healthier Tex-Mex Choices at Taco Time

Skip it: Chicken Soft Taco- 556 Calories

Pick it: Chicken Fit Hit Bowl- 461 Calories

Skip it: Veggie Soft Taco- 694 Calories

Pick it: Two Pinto Bean Baja Tacos- 360 Calories

Healthier Tex-Mex Choices at Taco Bell

Skip it: Beefy 5 Layer Burrito- 500 Calories

Pick it: Steak Fresco Burrito- 390 Calories

Skip it: Chicken Quesadilla- 510 Calories

Pick it: Chipotle Chicken Loaded Griller- 340 Calories

Morgan Medeiros is a certified nutritionist, holding a both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Morgan completed her undergraduate education at Central Washington University, and her graduate education at Northeastern University. During her time as a graduate student, Morgan focused her area of expertise in health education, weight management, and behavioral change. Morgan has experience working in areas of nutritional neuroscience and disease prevention, obesity prevention, and weight loss. Morgan also works in areas of nutritional analysis and menu labeling for restaurants, where she is able to creatively bridge her interest in food culture and health education. In her free time, Morgan enjoys traveling, reading, writing, running, and spending time with her family and friends (including- most importantly- her dog, Clyde).

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