Have you stuck to your meal plan all week, did you make it to the gym or accomplish your running goals this week? If you feel like you deserve a little celebration this weekend because you were vigilant about your calories, food choices, exercise habits, etc; then go ahead and reward yourself! Choosing non-food related rewards are always a good option; such as a mani-pedi, a new lovely scented lotion, or a “date” with your spouse or child where you have uninterrupted time to really talk and share your week with each other. Please share some of your rewards with readers.
On the other hand, sometimes we want to share food and drink with our friends and not feel like we totally blew our good week! Meal planning is still the key here. If you can plan your appetizers, main dish, sides, desserts and beverages ahead of time you have a better chance of sticking closer to your intended calorie consumption. Here’s a beverage idea to help get you started!
Low-calorie Margarita (serves 4)
Combine 4 shots quality tequila (preferably 100% agave); 3 shots Triple Sec or other orange liquor; 3 shots fresh squeezed lime juice. Mix together.
Fill 4 glasses with crushed ice. Split the above margarita mix equally between each glass, top each glass with Fresca or other no-calorie citrus flavored soda. Enjoy!
Nutrition info: the recipe as written, divided among 4 glasses is 194 kcal per drink. If you want to lower it more then reduce the amount of triple sec. Here is the individual ingredient information.
Tequila =64 kcal/oz
Triple Sec =80 kcal/oz
Fresh squeezed lime =7.7kcal/oz.
Fresca is 0 kcal.
Typically one shot is 1.5 ounces each.
Note: If you are in Texas or just like spicy drinks, try a jalapeno infused tequila and make this mix a Mexican Martini by leaving out the fresca and adding a splash of olive juice and jalapeno stuffed olives!