Dine Out Sans Guilt: Alamo Cafe

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Photo courtesy of Alamo Cafe

Photo courtesy of Alamo Cafe

Healthy food is not synonymous with home-cooked or flavorless. Here at Be Well 365 we understand that the obstacles to eating well may seem overwhelming, but some simple choices can help you make strides toward success.

When you go out, numerous fried options are inevitable. Many menus are chock-full of healthy options, though, especially with a few simple alterations.

As we continue our series spotlighting notable restaurants to visit, we present a handful of healthy options available at Alamo Café.

SOUP

Tortilla Soup

Equal parts filling and delectable, this option is a great source of protein. The particularly scrumptious addition of avocado provides some essential nutrients, including vitamin K, folate, vitamin C and potassium. Order without the crisp tostada topping to avoid the crunchy empty calories.

Photo courtesy of Alamo Cafe

Photo courtesy of Alamo Cafe

SALADS

Salads are usually a safe bet to keeping it healthy while dining out. These are served in large portions, so be sure to split the salad in half and take the other to go – pack it for lunch tomorrow! Order the dressing on the side to avoid over sauce, thus drowning your greens.

Beef or Chicken Ensalada

Including crisp mixed greens, tomatoes, a mix of cheeses and fresh guacamole, this salad with seasoned meat is a great option.

chicken salad

South Western Cobb Salad

Charbroiled chicken sits atop a pile of vitamin E rich olives, sliced avocado, cheese, tomatoes and fresh mixed greens.

Photo courtesy of Alamo Cafe

Photo courtesy of Alamo Cafe

ENTREES

Alamo Café is serving up a few options of traditionally delightful main dishes to all those natives who can’t go without their beloved Tex-Mex. Enjoy these great sources of protein without the tortillas.

Sizzling Fajitas

This plate includes fajita meat with sautéed peppers and onions as well as rice and beans.

sizzling fajita

Grilled Vegetable Fajitas

As healthy sources of many nutrients, adding vegetables to any dish is beneficial. Fresh zucchini, mushrooms, carrots, squash, tomato and cauliflower pack this dish full of potassium, fiber and folate.

veggie fajita

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Fajitas

Add some protein to the vegetable fajita plate outlined above.

grilled chicken vegeFajita Dinner

Enjoy beef or chicken fajita meat with rice, beans, pico de gallo and guacamole.

fajita dinner

Chicken Laredo

Say no thanks to the cream sauce and rice on this plate, but yes please to extra lettuce and tomato. The chicken breast, chives and avocado are bringing all the nourishment you need.

chicken

Chicken Ranchero

Order without red sauce, rice and chile con queso you are left with a deliciously healthy chicken breast with melted cheese and steamed broccoli.

Photo courtesy of foodspotting.com

Photo courtesy of foodspotting.com

Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp are protein-rich and low in calories – a great alternative if you’ve had your fill of chicken. Shrimp are also high in selenium, vitamin B12 and phosphorus. Enjoy with some sautéed bell peppers, onions and chives.

shrimp fajita

Need more meal planning help?

At BeWell 365 we are helping people achieve their health and fitness goals every day. If you could use more guidance and planning your meals, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

 

Sources

http://authoritynutrition.com/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado/

http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating/All-Star-Foods/Vegetables.aspx

http://news.health.com/2014/12/04/calories-in-shrimp/

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