Mexico’s cuisine, like its culture, is a vibrant celebration of colour, with just the right hint of spice. But, like all cuisines there are some watch-outs for those looking for options that are a little nicer than naughty.

So, check out our quick guide to ordering a healthier Mexican takeaway while enjoying the flavours you love.

GETTING STARTED

Good fat guacamole

This quintessential Mexican dip is made with a fresh blend of tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and avocados. Avos and olive oil contain unsaturated fat, which makes guacamole a great alternative to some other starters while keeping the authentic taste of Mexico.

But remember, guacamole is pretty calorie dense, so don’t overdo it, and keep an eye on the number of corn chips you eat too!

THE MAIN EVENT

Flavoursome Fajitas

Fajitas are an explosion of classic Mexican flavours typically served with grilled chicken (but it’s easy to find them with other meats), capsicum and onions served on a corn or flour tortilla.

The ingredients are cooked to sizzling with a spicy concoction of chilli, cayenne pepper, garlic, cumin and more to deliver a fresh flavour punch!

Go easy on the sour cream and cheese and you’ve got a main sure to curb that Mexican craving.

A BIT ON THE SIDE

Black beans and corn

Order black beans as a side and you’ll get traditional Mexican flavours as well as fibre and protein that will help to keep your blood sugar steady.

Or go for corn - also a great source of fibre - it also contains vitamins, including folic acid, niacin, and vitamin C.

The key to healthy eating is all about balance and good food is meant to be enjoyed – and with just a few tweaks to your Mexican order you can get the best of both worlds.

Feel like a tasty takeaway, order now.