Today people are celebrating Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride and a commemoration of the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War (according to Wikipedia). As part of the celebration, you may be going out for Mexican food and having a margarita (or two). But before you do, you may want to know just what’s in some of those Mexican specialties before you indulge too much!
Here’s some nutrition info about Mexican favorites:
|Frozen margarita: range from 250-300 calories||Margarita on the rocks: 170 calories|
|Corona beer: 150 calories||Corona light beer: 99 calories|
|Lemonade (8 oz): 165 calories||Sparkling lemonade (1/2 lemonade, 1/2 seltzer): 83 calories|
|Crispy shell tacos||Soft shell tacos|
|Flour tortillas||Corn tortillas|
|Taco bowl salads||Salads sans taco bowl|
|Refried beans||Black beans|
|Sour cream||Salsa and/or Guacamole|
The best piece of advice I can give you is to share! Portions at Mexican restaurants tend to be very big, so to keep your portions in check share with a friend.
What are you doing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?