Tortilla chips, salsa, guacamole, fajitas…can your waist afford the pleasures of Mexican dining?
Take this quiz to test your knowledge — what’s healthful, what’s not — so that you can enjoy the fiesta without the fat.
1. When eating out at a Mexican restaurant, which of the items below is typically lowest in fat?
Burrito with beef, beans, rice, cheese and sour cream
2. If you are making burritos for a party, which would NOT be a smart low fat alternative for creating a healthy dish?
Replace beans with beef
Replace sour cream with low fat cottage cheese
Replace sautéed vegetables with steamed vegetables
Replace Spanish rice with steamed rice
3. If you want to order an appetizer, which is a low-fat alternative to chips?
Baked tortilla strips dipped in salsa
Nachos deluxe (includes guacamole, sour cream, cheese and salsa)
4. Which part of a taco salad can be omitted to decrease the fat?
The verde sauce