You partied all summer, put a little weight on & that "Summer Body" isn't looking so hot at the moment. Now that Fall is upon us it's time to get your healthy on once again!
Who said healthy food has to boring & bland?!
Just because you're watching what you eat, doesn't mean you have to miss out on a night out with your crew!
You can still come to Lucha & enjoy the best mexican food in the city!
Here's our tips, tricks & menu items so that you can dine at Lucha on the healthy tip!
1: Pass on the Chips & Salsa
This combo seems harmless but chips & salsa contain calories that definitely don't fit into any good diet plan & before you know it, you've eaten the entire basket & you're not even hungry when your food gets to the table!
Save yourself the temptation and just say "No Gracias"!
2: Go for the soft shell instead of hard
Hard shells are normally fried and contain extra calories that could push you over your limit.
It may be hard to say "Adios amigo" to such crunchy deliciousness for the time being but it's totally worth it when you have those six pack abs!
3: Skip the Refried Beans
If you choose to dig into a bean dish (which can be a healthy option) Go for the black beans! They are high in fiber, potassium & vitamin B6 plus they help lower your cholesterol & decrease the risk of heart disease and if pinto beans are available, they are definitely a good choice too. They are an excellent source of protein, healthy carbs & iron.
Keep an eye on your serving size & you will keep your calorie count where it needs to be!
4: Cut back on the Sour Cream & Guac!
We know the toppings are usually the best part right?! All we're saying is...Spoon on a little less!
Guacamole is made from avocado which is source of what they call "Good Fat" but calories are calories so just go easy. Maybe just use salsa instead! It's a lower-calorie option & provides important nutrients that you need!
5. Drink Tequila on the rocks with a lime instead of that Margarita!
We know, we know...Margaritas are awesome, delicious & most likely just what you need after a long work week but it's a complete diet downer & it will definitely put you over your calorie limits.
Just stick with straight Tequila...Not exactly the same but in the long run you'll be happy you did...Stick to your plan! Plus we have over 40 kinds for you to choose from.
6. Choose your protein wisely!
You're most likely getting some sort of protein w/dinner but they are all not created equal people! Chicken is always the best option.
7. Salads aren't always the smartest choice
You exclaim..."They have Ensalada!" Yes you would normally think "salad" is the obvious choice if you are watching that waistline...However, "salad" does not go hand & hand with "healthy." Depending on what's on it, you're better off having a soft taco or 2.
One of the keys is to watch how much you are chowing down on...Portion size people!
So the next time you and your friends are down for some amazing Mexican food at Lucha...Don't forget these tips!
Here's some of our yummy healthy options here at Lucha!
Guacamole & Veggies...Instead of chips w/the Guac...ask for some cut vegetables
Tortilla Soup...It doesn't have a ton of calories & is a perfect light meal or starter
Tequila Neat or on the Rocks w/a lime...Both are refreshing and free of sugar
Avocado Salad...Avocado is packed with healthy fats & is super delicious. The key to any salad is watching the amount of dressing you use. Add some chicken for a good boost of protein!
Chicken Tacos...Keep it simple & don't add on extra calories with a tons of Sour Cream...Stick with the housemade salsa it comes with as a topping or you could always ramp it up a bit with some hot sauce!
If you're vegetarian we got you covered! Sweet Potato or Portobello Mushroom Tacos are it, just say no to the queso! !
Ceviche...Give one of our ceviche's a try. We offer either Sea Bass, Red Snapper or Shrimp. All are are a light, fresh and delicious way to end your meal & it's super good for you!
Fajitas...Our Chicken fajitas are always a really great option! They allow you to control how much you eat & you can always ask for a side of sliced avocados or salsa instead of the cheese & sour cream!