A common misconception about eating healthy is that the food doesn’t taste great. While that may be the case for certain foods, it’s far from the case for Mexican dishes. With the abundance of fresh ingredients, vegetables, and spices, Mexican dishes are often significantly more healthy than people would guess. With that being said, it’s also really easy to take a healthy Mexican dish and load it up with cheese, sour cream, and the like.

In today’s blog, the team at Guac Shop Mexican Grill is going to go over a few tips that can help you keep your Mexican dishes healthy and delicious. Let’s get started.

Load Up on Veggies

Vegetables are a staple in just about every Mexican dish. From beautiful bell peppers to savory corn, you can find all sorts of tasty veggies mixed into these dishes, making them just the slightest bit healthier. The great thing about this is that there really is no such thing as too many veggies when preparing a Mexican dish. A prime example of this is fresh fajitas. Yes, there may already be grilled peppers and onions, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t load up those tacos with fresh salsa. Now you’ve got even more veggies and some additional flavor. We call that a win-win!

Avoid the Dairy and Flour

As we mentioned earlier, most Mexican dishes are relatively healthy! It’s not until we wrap them up in tortillas and load them up with sour cream and cheese that they become a less than ideal meal. If you were to enjoy a Mexican dish and avoided these three things during your meal, you would immediately have a much healthier dish. The great thing about this is these three things don’t really take anything away from a savory Mexican dish.

Choose Sides Wisely

Many Mexican dishes are absolutely healthy, but when you pair them with a less than ideal side dish, you can definitely cancel out the healthy aspects of these dishes. With that being said, there are still various healthy options available as sides. As difficult as it may be to say no to colorful and flavorful Mexican rice, opt for beans instead. Beans are going to provide you with a higher amount of protein and keep the dish healthy. The best part is, these are still an incredible side that tastes amazing, so it’s not really a loss that you have to choose beans as a side.

Enjoy Tasty Dishes from Guac Shop Mexican Grill

If you’re trying to eat healthier this year, don’t think that means that you have to stay away from all things delicious. Mexican dishes are a fantastic option for eating healthy while still getting to enjoy an absolutely tasty dish. When you’re looking for a delicious meal in Garden City, make sure to stop by Guac Shop Mexican Grill. Our menu is full of tasty dishes made from fresh ingredients and authentic spices.

Stop in today and try out a dish off our menu or ask a member of our team about our catering services — we’re always happy to share our delicious dishes with you and your loved ones.