HEALTHY RESTAURANT ORDERS: WHAT I EAT AT MEXICAN RESTAURANTS

I LOVE Mexican food and I’ve found an order that allows me to enjoy without overindulging. I’m sharing all the order details here. I also have a funny story about going into labor hours after eating this.

EATING HEALTHY AT RESTAURANTS

I’m all for treat meals. I’m all for occasionally going out, eating whatever you want and not giving an F about portions or macros or anything lol.

Butttt, I do enjoy eating out more than just occasionally. Andddd, there are times where I am trying to stick to my meal plan a bit extra closely. 

Basically, I’m all about a Plan B. Plan A would be that I have a personal chef who cooks me a fresh meal that is beyond tasty and healthy every time I ask. Okay, that may be a total dream. My real Plan A is that I have healthy meals prepped (or protein prepped) that I can grab or that I have the time carved out to cook myself a healthy meal.

Plan B is that I have healthy restaurant orders or pre-packaged healthier options that I can enjoy and still stay on track. That is exactly what the order below is.

THE ORDER:

Chicken fajitas – no sour cream, please. It’s that simple.

HOW I EAT IT:

A lot of the time with eating out, I  eat certain portions of the meal to make it fit my meal plan. That’s exactly what I do here. 

First off, I enjoy a little bit of the chips and salsa – you have to, right?! Now I don’t actually count the number of chips I eat, but I would say somewhere between 10-12 chips is enough to enjoy. Plus, my meal always seems to come so fast I don’t even think bout chips and salsa. If I’m really focusing on nutrition, sometimes I’ll skip the chips and salsa all together (but that’s not often lol). 

I eat the equivalent of what is 2 fajitas. But, I only eat 1 on the tortilla.

1) I layer tortilla (carb), chicken (protein), endless pico de Gallo, peppers and onions (veggies) and then I top with a dollop of guac (fat) or a little sprinkle of cheese (fat) but not both. Enjoy!

2) After that, I will make a “naked” fajita to cut down on carbs. I’ll mix together chicken, veggies and guac. Yum!

This meal contains a bit more carbohydrates than I would normally eat in one meal so I’ll remove carbs from the next meal. Or, I knew I was going out for dinner and having this meal, I will skip carbs in the meal prior to this one.

It’s that easy. It’s a delicious way to keep a fajita meal lighter!

MEXICAN FOOD + HAVING MY SON

What do those two things have in common? They were hours apart lol. 

I was 40 weeks and 2 days. I had an afternoon appointment with my OB: the usual, weekly check in.

My mom, Anthony and I all met for a little shopping and lunch date prior to the appointment. I was picking out candles at Bath & Body Works (go figure!) and then we had lunch at Berry Hill… it’s a pretty good Mexican restaurant. I ordered this usual which I just shared.

Here is a photo from right after that lunch.

lauren gleisberg and her husband at market street the woodlands

I went to my OB appt and I’ll never forget this line: “oh sweetie, you’re 6cm dilated. It’s time to go to the hospital.”

And just a few hours after my yummy meal…

 

 

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