Super Mex restaurants offer traditional, colorful and rich and fusion cuisine capturing the style and heritage of Mexican cooking 13. Incorporating a variety of spices, vegetables and flavor combinations, founder Manuel Orozco was committed to creating an assortment of flavor and originality that preserved classic Mexican fare. If you enjoy Super Mex favorites for the taste experience, some important nutritional information can help you make healthy but flavorful choices 13.
One serving of Super Mex is reported to have 1000 Calories, according to the nutrition facts provided by livestrong.com.
Healthier Side of Super Mex
Super Mex offers a new calorie- and carbohydrate-conscious menu for anyone on a calorie budget 13. These items are simple healthy twists on old-fashioned favorites; including quesadillas made with whole wheat instead of enriched white corn flour. There are also not-so-typical tacos garnished with low-fat cheese and dressings. With a variety of choices, you can also opt for boiled beans as a nutritious protein rich alternative to a high-fat meat.
Low Carb Menu Options
The healthier Super Mex menu also contains food choices that are low in carbohydrates 13. Since authentic Super Mex tradition typically contains enriched corn flour products, such as tortilla shells, these alternatives are designed to moderate the carbohydrates content so you can stay within daily recommended values 13. For adult men and women, a healthy diet consists of 6 to 8 oz. of grains per day. With the variety of low-carbohydrate options, you can choose from burritos, enchiladas and tacos that are all under 15 g of carbohydrates, which is less than one serving of grain.
Super Mex soups and salads are more delicious ways to enjoy Mexican flavors while incorporating nutrient-rich vegetables packed with essential dietary fiber 13. You can choose a whole salad and tailor your proteins and garnishes to meet your needs or a half salad with a soup. Choose salsa as your dressing for an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Whatever you choose, include:
- combinations of bell peppers
- iceberg lettuce for plenty of nutrients
Super Mex Mix
If you decided to enjoy Super Mex as a healthier option, mixing and matching low-calorie and carbohydrate options included on their menu will help you make nutritious choices 13. You can pick and choose your favorites without substituting flavor or fun. Combining a moderate amount of carbohydrates, staying within daily recommended values for a healthy diet and adding plenty of vegetables and lo- fat proteins will give you the best of Super Mex 13.
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