Get the Skinny on A Cinco de Mayo Makeover

Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, but indulging in your favorite Mexican dishes doesn’t mean you have to blow your diet!  Molly has more on how – with just a few key swaps - you can celebrate with your favorite Mexican food and drink, AND save over a THOUSAND calories!

Traditional burrito:

(tortilla, carnitas, rice, refried beans, two cheeses, guac, sour cream, veggies, salsa)

Facts: 1240 calories, 62 grams fat, 26 grams sat fat, 106 grams carb, 21 grams fiber

Burrito Makeover:

(La Tortilla Low-carb tortilla, carnitas, beans, cheese, guac, veggies, salsa)

-       Use a La Tortilla 80-cal high-fiber wrap, OR order a Burrito BOWL if out

-       skip the rice & refried beans & sour cream

-       one type of cheese instead of two

Facts: 618 calories, 23 grams fat, 5.5 grams sat fat, 60 grams carb, 39 grams fiber

Nutritional Upgrade: ½ the calories, 60% less fat, 80% less sat fat, nearly ½ the carbs, 85% more fiber

Chips & Queso

Facts: 400 calories, 20 g fat

  Make the switch to Chips & Salsa

Facts: 240 calories, 10 grams fat

Nutritional Upgrade: Save 160 calories and 10 grams of fat!


Margarita on the Rocks:

Original margarita on the rocks (8 oz):