Healthy Dining Restaurant of the Month: Moe's Southwest Grill
Posted Jan 06 2010 10:27am
By Pamela Ofstein Director of Nutrition Services
We know you won't always have time to prepare a proper lunch or cook up a healthy dinner, so we're going to make eating right anywhere much easier. eDiets has teamed up with Healthy Dining Finder to bring you the best meals at your favorite restaurants each month. When it comes to fresh, Southwestern food that is convenient and delicious, I am there! Here in South Florida -- and 33 other states -- Moe's Southest Grill is perfect for a fast, fun, laid-back meal, but it's not your typical fast food venue.
Who says burritos or tacos aren't on your new year's menu? Start the year off fresh with some favorites from me and the eDiets nutrition team:
I can't go wrong with the Funk Meister Chicken Taco (what a fun name to say). When it comes to flavors, this soft taco is filled with grilled chicken, black beans (full of fiber), shredded cheese, pico de gallo (lycopene – antioxidants), and lettuce packed neatly in one little wrapper (tortilla).
For only 280 calories and 9 grams of fiber, it's perfect for your next lunch date. You can even switch it up a bit and order it with grilled fish (available at participating locations), steak or tofu. There's somethig for everyone!
I always love to encourage salad, so for you salad lovers the Close Talker will hit the spot. It's filled with all the goods like the Funk Meister Taco (minus the tortilla), plus cucumbers and black olives (my personal favorites). It can be enjoyed for either lunch or dinner. By omitting the salad dressing and adding a little squirt of lime, you can enjoy a meal full of protein and vegetables for only 440 calories, plus 34 grams of protein and 16 grams of fiber.
Check out their burritos and fajitas for a few more delicious options. Remember you can always omit the cheese or dressings for less caloriesand to bring down that sodium content a bit -- every little bit helps!