Toast to your health on Cinco de Mayo at San Diego’s favorite family of fine Mexican food restaurants, celebrating more than two decades as a partner of Healthy Dining. San Diego favorites Casa de Bandini, Casa de Pico, Casa Guadalajara and Casa Sol y Mar have made preparing and serving healthy Mexican food a priority with menu choices featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com.
“In 1991, our Bazaar del Mundo family of Mexican restaurants became an early adopter in developing a healthy section on our menus,” said Diane Powers, owner and operator of the Bazaar del Mundo family of Mexican restaurants. “Fortunately, Healthy Dining’s services and talents were available at that time, and we relied on them to calculate the calorie counts and provide guidance when developing this special section of our menus at Casa de Pico and Casa de Bandini.”
The Bazaar Del Mundo Mexican food restaurants feature a dozen dietitian-recommended Healthy Dining menu choices emphasizing healthful ingredients with lean protein, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and unsaturated fats at each of its four San Diego locations. All of those Healthy Dining menu choices, along with thousands of others from restaurants nationwide, can be found on HealthyDiningFinder.com, easy to access from both laptops and smart phones.
“Given the success and popularity of our initial healthy Mexican menus, we have continued to create additional selections over the years, most recently adding Healthy Dining choices for Casa Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant and our newest restaurant, Casa Sol y Mar. Our abundant appreciation goes out to our friends at Healthy Dining,” added Powers.
“Dining out healthy is an exciting trend in the restaurant industry,” said Anita Jones-Mueller, president and founder of Healthy Dining. “Diane Powers has longstanding leadership as an innovator in offering healthy choices which are vibrant, colorful and delicious. We applaud Diane’s restaurants in truly making dining out healthfully easy and fun.”
Here are some of the Bazaar del Mundo family of Mexican restaurants’ dietitian-recommended menu options featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com:
- Camarones del Pacifico – Seasoned shrimp and veggies. (210 calories, 18 grams carbohydrates, 25 grams protein)
- Chicken Mango Jicama Salad – Mixed greens, Romaine, jicama, bell pepper, and mango dressing; topped with grilled chicken strips. (410 calories, 51 grams carbohydrates, 41 grams protein)
- Ensalada Ignacio – Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, onions, grilled chicken breasts, and sliced cotija cheese. Analysis does not include dressing served on the side. (510 calories, 21 grams carbohydrates, 46 grams protein)
- Ensalada Carne – Seared top sirloin, avocado, tomato, lettuce mix, radish, onion, and queso fresco.
- Fish Tacos – Two fillets of cod, grilled and garnished with cabbage and sour cream jalapeño dressing. Served on corn tortillas, with black beans and pineapple mango salsa. (650 calories, 102 grams carbohydrates, 39 grams protein)
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It is Healthy Dining’s passion to contribute to a healthier America…in a delicious way! Healthy Dining’s signature web and mobile site, HealthyDiningFinder.com, is the only search engine of its kind providing personalized dining out recommendations validated by Healthy Dining’s team of registered dietitians. The site enables millions of diet- and nutrition -conscious restaurant diners as well as those dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other conditions to easily find Healthy Dining choices served at restaurants coast to coast, spanning quick serve to fine dining. HealthyDiningFinder.com also features a Kids LiveWell platform, a program developed by the National Restaurant Association, to help parents find restaurants offering healthier fare for children.
With 25 years of nutrition expertise in the restaurant industry and hundreds of thousands of restaurant recipes analyzed, Healthy Dining is the most experienced restaurant nutrition services provider in the world. Healthy Dining’s team of registered dietitians supports thousands of restaurants in meeting the expanding nutrition needs of their guests as well as helps them comply with the new FDA menu-labeling regulations. Most of Healthy Dining’s clients are featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com. The National Restaurant Association has named Healthy Dining as its exclusive nutrition partner for the industry. Additionally, Healthy Dining has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to implement a variety of restaurant nutrition-related research projects through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program.
Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo family of Mexican restaurants are San Diego’s recognized destinations for international cultures and Mexican-spirited cuisine. The award-winning restaurants scattered throughout San Diego County – Casa Guadalajara in Old Town, Casa de Pico in La Mesa, Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad and Casa Sol y Mar in Del Mar Highlands – provide authentic Mexican food with an emphasis on flavor and freshness. Each restaurant is famous for its award-winning Mexican food, lush outdoor patio, strolling mariachis and giant frosty margaritas.