The Healthier Side of Mexican Food

Who doesn’t love Mexican food? It is hands-down one of my favorite cuisines.  It tastes so good … and there is a reason for it – it is high in fat and calories.

A few nights back, I met some friends at Tio Leo’s for dinner.  I was pleasantly surprised to find a very extensive section of their menu dedicated to healthy options.

I ordered the lettuce wrap tacos, which included eggplant and spicy grilled chicken.  Just delicious. 

Check out the other choices:

Pollo Asado Tacos
Two grilled chicken tacos, pico de sallo, lettuce, cheese, served with whole wheat or flour tortillas also served with black beans and Mexican coleslaw. 10.99

Grilled Eggplant Tacos
Two delicious marinated eggplant tacos grilled to perfection. Served with cabbage, pico de gallo and feta cheese in a corn tortilla, also served with black beans and Mexican coleslaw. 10.99

Veggie Burrito
Black beans, pinto beans, rice and cheese rolled in a whole wheat tortilla, served with pico de gallo and Mexican coleslaw. 9.49

Black Bean Tostada
Corn tortilla, black beans, feta cheese with lettuce, pico de gallo, and avocado. 7.79

Lettuce Wrap Tacos

Spicy chopped chicken, peanuts, chopped eggplant, pico de gallo and avocado. 10.99

Pollo Asado Rice Bowl
Bed of Spanish rice with black beans, feta cheese, sliced grilled chicken breast, with avocado and pico de gallo. Served with choice of tortillas. 10.99

Carne Asada Rice Bowl

Bed of Spanish rice with black beans, feta cheese, sliced grilled top sirloin, with avocado and pico de gallo. Served with choice of tortillas. 10.99

Eggplant Rice Bowl
Bed of Spanish rice with black beans, feta cheese, sliced grilled egg plant, with avocado and pico de gallo. Served with choice of tortillas. 10.99

Carnitas Rice Bowl
Bed of Spanish rice with black beans, feta cheese, carnitas, with avocado and
pico de gallo. Served with choice of tortillas. 10.99

Tio Leo’s Torta Sandwiches
Carne AsadaEggplantPollo AsadoCarnitas
Mexican soft roll stuffed with cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo and sliced avocado. . Served with a cup of albondigas soup. 10.99

Source: Tio Leo’s Menu

If you’re looking for healthy options, don’t deprive yourself of Mexican food.  Just go to Tio Leo’s. 

Side note: beware of the chips and salsa.  They are fabulous but will totally counteract with your healthy meal.

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5 responses to “The Healthier Side of Mexican Food

  1. Jen

    Just a tip – most Mexican restaurants (including Tio Leo’s) have hot carrots, you just have to ask for them. It’s a great substitute for chips and salsa!

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  3. Lesley

    Speaking of healthy yet delicious Mexican food – this is one of my favorite recipes: Turkey Enchilada Casserole from Cooking Light (http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=682860)

    Soon I’m going to give those Turkey Joe’s you posted a whirl 🙂

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