Eating Tex Mex Food on the Paleo Diet

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If you’re adhering to a Paleo diet (one in which followers eat no grain, breads, starchy vegetables and fruits, mostly eating meats, vegetables and some fruit), Tex Mex food will easily accommodate your dietary needs.

For example, you can start off your meal with tortilla soup. Tortilla chips, of course, are not allowed on a Paleo diet, but you can easily ask your waiter to hold the tortilla chips, sour cream and cheese. You could ask the waiter to tell the cook to add some chicken (make sure it has no sauce on it) to the soup for a heartier repast.

Fajitas to the rescue! Why not order a taco salad, minus the shell bowl? Ask for fajita meat rather than ground beef. Again, opt out of the cheese and the sour cream. Ask that the waiter forgo the corn and beans, as well.

Fajitas and the Paleo diet go together like peanut butter and jelly, minus the carbs and sugar.

Salad dressings can be problematic on a Paleo diet. So skip the dressing and ask for salsa instead.

Dying to have a margarita but worried about all the sugar (which you should be, if eating Paleo). You can still enjoy this wonderful drink, but you’ll need to be very specific when you give your order to your waiter. Don’t ask for a margarita; instead ask the waiter for a shot of silver tequila to be mixed with two shots of freshly squeezed lime juice (make sure it’s freshly squeezed), in a salted glass over ice.

If you’re following any type of diet and/or have certain food restrictions, we’ll do everything we can here at Mattito’s to accommodate you. Just talk to your waiter. Visit a Matitto’s near you.

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