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elite nutrition question Mexican food recipes?
I want to follow the guide but I'm Hispanic and I love my Mexican food are there any recipes I can use or ideas on how i can still how Mexican food while following the nutrition guide? For example carne guisada lean meat boiled in a salsa made from tomatoes jalapenos onion and garlic, maybe some chicken fajitas? I'm more worried about portions and calories in my servings than recipes. Any help will be really welcome thank you.
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RE: elite nutrition question Mexican food recipes?
11/2/12 11:56 PM as a reply to mpalma4.
Carne asada, tilapia, grilled chicken (skinless)...whole beans or better, black beans instead of refried...corn or wheat tortillas instead of flour tortillas. Whole avocado instead of quacomole. Try fat-free greek yogurt instead of crema fresca. When out to eat I go for chicken or tilapia fajitas without tortillas and ask for extra pico de gallo instead of quacomole and crema and forgo tortillas. Yummy chicken mole enchiladas and menudo are unfortunately a rare treat lol. Try a Google search- there are a lot of good healthy recipes out there that are still awesome.
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RE: elite nutrition question Mexican food recipes?
11/4/12 1:04 PM as a reply to mpalma4.
Check out the MyFitnessPal web site (free); it allows you to enter recipes and it will calculate the nutritional values of the meals. If you use the phone app (available for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows) you can use the bar code scanner to easily and quickly add ingredients to meals/recipes. Once you see how each ingredient contributes to the carbs/protein/fat levels in a recipe you can tweak the recipe to get the 40/40/20 ratio you want.

Cheers,
Keith
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