What should I get at dinner??

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  • Sabine_Stroehm
    Sabine_Stroehm Posts: 19,263 Member
    Jgasmic wrote: »
    I get chicken fajitas without tortillas. My fork is just as good at getting all of the yum to my face as the tortillas and I'd rather have 400 calories of sour cream and guacamole.

    Heh. I like the way you think!
  • Alyssa_Is_LosingIt
    Alyssa_Is_LosingIt Posts: 4,696 Member
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    how about you do the following:

    sit down to dinner
    order a drink
    review menu
    find an item you like
    order said item
    eat said item

    the end …

    I mean that is what I do when I go to a mexican restaurant...

    This. /thread
  • BWBTrish
    BWBTrish Posts: 2,817 Member
    Just eat what you want. Tomorrow a new day.

    Its not like you eat everyday out isn't it?

    Just enjoy it.

    (lol i had to fly to LA yesterday...add what was on hand, what i wanted and the total was 5100 calories) And i didn't gain one ounce!! Not even holding water. And i regret nothing enjoyed the hell out of it) The earth wont stop turning when you eat what you like you know.

    As long as you dont do this regular because then it indeed will affect your weight loss journey.
  • Heydew
    Heydew Posts: 54 Member
    edited June 2015
    There usually is a hidden grilled chicken dish that's always super tasty. I went last night and this particular restaurant had a "light" menu. Grilled chicken zucchini and onions with a little pico! It was delicious and I only ate one of the two chicken breast!
  • whmscll
    whmscll Posts: 2,254 Member
    Along with some of the really good suggestions you've received, realize that a margarita can have as many as 600 calories or more, depending on how big it is. Just sayin'
  • rachael00679
    rachael00679 Posts: 186 Member
    I usually just have a main and either fajitas or fish tacos. Unless its a decent restaurant I wouldn't bother with margaritas. Cheap alcohol ruins a good cocktail.
  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,150 Member
    Chicken chimichanga, soft (not deep fried). NOM
  • Sabine_Stroehm
    Sabine_Stroehm Posts: 19,263 Member
    Heydew wrote: »
    There usually is a hidden grilled chicken dish that's always super tasty. I went last night and this particular restaurant had a "light" menu. Grilled chicken zucchini and onions with a little pico! It was delicious and I only ate one of the two chicken breast!
    good call! ordering OFF menu!
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,763 Member
    elphie754 wrote: »
    Narcissora wrote: »
    Our local Mexican restaurants give you HUGE platters of food... I'm not sure what the place is like that you are going to, but if it is the same, I would ask for a box at the beginning of the meal, and portion out half of it to take home so you aren't tempted to eat the whole thing.

    This is allowed by you? A lot of places by me won't do this, and if they do, they charge you if you ask for a box at the beginning of the meal.

    Wow, never heard of this.

    My favorite upscale Italian restaurant has some pasta entrees that come in half portions, which the perfect size for me.

  • holly55555
    holly55555 Posts: 307 Member
    I LOVE mexican food. I usually get shrimp fajitas with black beans. I don't eat the tortillas or the rice because I'd rather those calories go to the chips and salsa. And I'll do skinny margaritas!
  • elphie754
    elphie754 Posts: 7,574 Member
    Heydew wrote: »
    There usually is a hidden grilled chicken dish that's always super tasty. I went last night and this particular restaurant had a "light" menu. Grilled chicken zucchini and onions with a little pico! It was delicious and I only ate one of the two chicken breast!
    good call! ordering OFF menu!
    Yeah.... No. Don't go to a restaurant and order something that is not on the menu (which was not what they said-they said they ordered from the "light" section of the menu".
  • kskinnyperfect
    kskinnyperfect Posts: 28 Member
    Just eat what you want. Tomorrow a new day.

    Its not like you eat everyday out isn't it?

    Just enjoy it.

    (lol i had to fly to LA yesterday...add what was on hand, what i wanted and the total was 5100 calories) And i didn't gain one ounce!! Not even holding water. And i regret nothing enjoyed the hell out of it) The earth wont stop turning when you eat what you like you know.

    As long as you dont do this regular because then it indeed will affect your weight loss journey.

    I specifically said please don't say this lol. But thanks.
  • kskinnyperfect
    kskinnyperfect Posts: 28 Member
    And I went with a taco salad without dressing - thanks for all the helpful replies !
  • jaga13
    jaga13 Posts: 1,149 Member
    Lots of great ideas!

    (OP, I also wouldn't want to hear "just eat!" Maybe you want to save those calories for something else this week?? I totally get it!)
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,879 Member
    I live in New Mexico and there are awesome Mexican and New Mexican restaurants around pretty much every corner. My wife and I generally either split an entree or we get a box at the beginning and half our entrees. There is one particular place we go though that usually has an "on the lite side" special...usually some grilled fish tacos or something along those lines
  • lizzocat
    lizzocat Posts: 356 Member
    fajitas are pretty good options
  • suruda
    suruda Posts: 1,233 Member
    I think Mexican is the easiest for healthy....I always order a taco salad, no shell with only chicken, lettuce and pico de gallo....if I have extra calories I add black beans, cheese, sour cream or guacamole. It's good with just lettuces chicken and pico though!
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,763 Member
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    I live in New Mexico and there are awesome Mexican and New Mexican restaurants around pretty much every corner. My wife and I generally either split an entree or we get a box at the beginning and half our entrees. There is one particular place we go though that usually has an "on the lite side" special...usually some grilled fish tacos or something along those lines

    Ya, when my fiance and I have dinner before a movie and taking food home is not practical, we split an entree and salad.