As Chewed on TV...

Look! It's the recipes from "To the Mex!"

  Crazy-Good Corn Chips

Don't go overboard with bottomless restaurant chips. Make this two-ingredient, portion-controlled recipe!
  Holy Moly Guacamole

Get more bang for your calorie buck with my guacamole. The secret ingredient? Click and see!
  Shrimp Cocktail Tacos

Just toss together a few ingredients and crunch away... No cooking needed!


  Nacho-rific Stuffed Chicken

Forget about nachos topped with chicken. We're flipping things around, people!


  HG's Magical Low-Calorie Margarita

Restaurant margaritas are ginormous and weighed down with way too much sugar. Shake up this slimmed-down swap instead!




Supermarket Survival Guide (Tips & Picks)!


Tortillas, Chips & Taco Shells - Look for corn tortillas with about 60 calories each for making soft tacos, fajitas, and your own chips. Don't feel like making your own chips? Buy low-fat baked tortilla chips like the kind by Guiltless Gourmet. For burritos, you'll want high-fiber tortillas with 80 - 110 calories each -- click for the full 411 on my favorites, from La Tortilla Factory! And flat-bottomed taco shells are a must for stuffing crunchy tacos in an orderly fashion.

Canned Goodies - Peas are a necessity for my no-guilt guacamole, and canned beans (black beans, fat-free refried beans, etc.) are delicious -- both as a side dish and as an ingredient in so many of my favorite Mexican creations! See the recipes linked to below for proof...

Cheeses - Stick to fat-free shredded cheddar, or go for 2% Mexican-style blends. Kraft and Sargento make my favorites. And The Laughing Cow Light cheese wedges add the perfect creamy texture to all sorts of cheesy, Mexican concoctions!

Veggies, Spices & More - Pre-shredded lettuce will save you some time in the kitchen. Other staples include tomatoes, onions, and peppers. You can spice up just about anything with taco seasoning packets, cumin, and chili powder. And let's not forget about herby cilantro -- perfect for topping off any Mexican meal!
Sauces, Dips, Etc. - Fat-free plain Greek yogurt is a fantastic swap for fatty sour cream (although fat-free sour cream is good too), and it also works great in so many dips (including my guac). Fage Total 0% is the best! Salsa is great (and SO LOW in calories). I like fresh salsa as well as the jarred kinds made by La Victoria and Pace, and I really like black bean and corn salsa. And of course, grab some taco sauce!

Margarita Must-Haves
- It's all about the sugar-free lemonade mix (Crystal Light), diet lemon-lime soda (Sprite Zero), and lime juice (fresh or bottled). And don't forget the tequila... 80 proof!


Hungry for More?

The Mexican deliciousness just keeps on coming!

Saucy-Q Chicken Soft Tacos and Mega-Meaty Meatless Tacos - Two taco recipes: one soft and meaty; the other crunchy and meatless. Both totally delicious!

Huevo Ranchero Por Uno - This Mexican breakfast swap will give you the zip you need to get your day started.

Mexi-licious Egg Mug - Another zesty breakfast option -- because we all need choices...

Hey Mambo! Veggie Italiano Quesadilla and Spicy EZ Mac 'n Cheesy - When Italian veggies meet Mexican tortillas, it's love at first bite. Plus, a Hungry Girl favorite gets a Mexican twist.

'Bella Asada Fajitas - Meatless fajitas? Trust me, there are so many goodies packed into these tortillas, you won't miss the meat for even a second.

Twice-as-Nice Guapo Taco
- Move over, Taco Bell! This fast-food makeover is a total winner.

Grilled Go Fish! Soft Tacos and SW BBQ Chicken Quesadilla - Got any soft tacos? GO FISH! Craving a quesadilla? We've got that too.

Need-a-Fajita Chicken Bowl
- Fast-food fajita bowls can be total calorie bombs. Not ours!