I've been thinking about Mexican food a lot...I love Mexican food, I love the chips, cheese, burritos and quesadillas covered in cheese but know that isn't on the weekly plan but is something I can have every once in a while. We were fortunate enough to be invited to dinner to a friend's house on Saturday night for tacos which completely satisfied my Mexican food craving and also a margarita or two to wash them down. So I got to thinking yesterday, what is a way to cut the fat and calories in Mexican food, specifically tacos or what is the comparison?
I pulled this information from a calorie comparison site called Calorie King.
- Ground Beef (218 cal, 13 grams fat in 3 oz browned) vs. Ground Turkey from breast meat (161 cal, 6 grams fat in 3 oz browned)
- Taco Shells (62 cal, 3 grams fat in 5 inch diameter) vs. Fat Free Soft Taco Wraps (90 cal, 0 grams of fat, 6 inch tortilla)
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese (100 cal, 8 grams of fat in 1 oz) vs. 2% Milk Reduced-Fat Cheddar Cheese (80 cal, 6 grams of fat in 1 oz) vs. Fat Free Cheddar Cheese (45 cal, 0 grams of fat in 1 oz)
- Sour Cream (26 cal, 2.5 grams of fat in 1 tablespoon) vs. Light Sour Cream (18 cal, 1.4 grams of fat in 1 tablespoon) vs. Fat Free Sour Cream (8 cal, 0 grams of fat in 1 tablespoon)
- Salsa, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, olives, etc. are pretty much freebies so enjoy as much as you want!
Being completely honest I'll take the full fat version any time. I also want to promote the taco seasoning that our friends used the other night. It was amazing, just like Mexican restaurant seasoning not like the orange stuff I usually use! It was Chi-Chi's and it was really good. I've never seen it at my grocery store but they do have it on Amazon!
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