‘Fresh’ Mexican food doesn’t mean low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar

Fresh and natural have become restaurant buzz words these days that people mistakenly think will always mean healthier. Sadly that is not the case, and can be far from it.

A recent lunch at Café Mexicali in Fort Collins, Colo., reminded me of that.

As fresh as its gets doesn't equal low-salt, low-fat or low-sugar.
As fresh as its gets doesn’t equal low-salt, low-fat or low-sugar.

The place is a favorite of students at nearby Colorado State, the university that helps give Fort Collins its quaint vib. A niece suggested we go there because the place makes everything from scratch, including its own tortillas which I watched them create. Its website talks about its goal as providing Mexican food “as fresh as it gets.” Continue reading “‘Fresh’ Mexican food doesn’t mean low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar”

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Salt-free taco seasoning from Mrs Dash, a start to your low-salt, low-fat tacos

Tacos were not on my food radar when I was an Italian-American kid growing up in Brooklyn. But I did start eating them after moving to the Midwest and became a fan before my angioplasty took Mexican dishes largely off my post-surgery eating menu.

I missed tacos, they remind me of fun meals I used to make with my kids, and so I was very excited to see that Mrs. Dash makes a salt-free taco seasoning mix.

Mrs. Dash Salt-free Taco Seasoning
Mrs. Dash Salt-free Taco Seasoning
Mrs. Dash Salt-free Taco Seasoning Nutrition information
Mrs. Dash Salt-free Taco Seasoning Nutrition information

You can see the nutrition information here, no salt, some sugar according to the ingredients list but not enough to put on the nutrition panel, and potassium chloride used instead of salt, or sodium chloride. If you have any potassium issues, you might want more information about how much is in this. But if not, this can be a first ingredient for some relatively low-salt, low-fat tacos. Continue reading “Salt-free taco seasoning from Mrs Dash, a start to your low-salt, low-fat tacos”

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