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This is How to Place a Bomb-Ass Order at Your Fave Mex Restaurant When You’re Counting Calories

Mexican food is awesome for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. What’s not awesome is the amounts of lard, sodium and carbs it comes with.  Look, we’re aware it’s nearly impossible to say “No” to tacos and salsas and beloved margs…instead of skipping them all together, make these small tweaks and still enjoy your favorites off any Mexican menu.

1. Bye Bye Burritos

2. Juice Cleanse

3. Bean There, Done That

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4. Savory Salsas

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Red and green salsas are for #basics. Add a mango salsa, pineapple-habanero salsa or pico de gallo to your tortilla chips for some healthy hotness.

5. Explore the Exotic

Comida sabrosa y muy rica! #pipian #moleverde #piñacolada #comidamexicana #tlayacapan #morelos #mexico

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6. Get Naked

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7. Guac and Roll

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Dig into your guacamole dip with some corn tortillas instead of fried flour tortilla chips…and don’t sprinkle extra salt on the guac or chips.

READ: Real Guac Doesn’t Come with Peas 

8. On the Rocks

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You don’t have to scratch off the happy in happy hour when it comes to margaritas. Ask for an on the rocks marg, no salt on the rim or premade mix — tequila, meet pure lime juice and triple sec.

9. Up the App Game

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Order fresh ceviche as an appetizer to share instead of filling up on tortilla chips and salsa.

READ: Mexican Sushi is a Real Thing and It *Probably* Won’t Gross Out Your Parents

10. Down the Salad Hole

Um this #Mexicansalad is totally #pictureworthy #yummo #tacotuesday ??????#sohungry

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What are your tips for choosing healthy Mexican food when eating out? mitú wants to know. Leave a comment below.

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