Taco Bell Nutrition
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Taco Bell  Nutrition Round-Up

In the fast food nutrition stakes. Taco Bell nutrition indications make Mexican fast food a reasonable option if you are looking for a quick lunch idea and you can stop at just one taco!

Once you double your order and ladle on the sour cream and guacamole, the calories quickly add up.

But if you have the willpower to keep your order to a minimum you can get away with a decent fast food fix. However don’t be deceived by thinking that the salads are a low calorie alternative.

According to nutrition facts published on the Taco Bell website the Fiesta Taco Salad is the most calorie expensive item on the menu coming in at a whopping 840 calories and 38 grams of fat. This beats the Chicken Chalupa Supreme which only has 360 calories and 20 grams of fat.  Even the Nachos BELLGRANDE has fewer calories than a Fiesta Taco Salad with 770. Even if you ditch the deep fried taco shell your salad will still have more calories than a Chicken Chalupa Supreme with a side of sour cream.

This fact just goes to show that it pays to read nutrition facts. Who would have thought that a Taco Bell Chicken BORDER BOWL is a smarter choice than a salad?  In fact if you add a side of Guacamole and a side of sour cream to your Taco Fiesta Salad you will be eating more calories (990) than the Chicken BORDER BOWL with a side of Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes!

Do your order the soft tacos because you think that soft tortillas have fewer calories than the deep fried crunchy taco shells? At Taco Bell, crunchy tacos have fewer calories than soft tacos, but more grams of fat. So if you are counting calories the crunchy taco is the way to go with 170 calories and 10 grams of fat. But if you are watching your fat intake, then perhaps the soft taco is a better alternative, with 200 calories but only 9 grams of fat.

Like to spice up your entrée with tasty sides? Taco Bell Nutrition facts indicate that a side of zesty salsa is a better option than either guacamole or sour cream. A side of salsa has only 15 calories and is fat free. That means you can eat 5 sides of salsa and still not consume as many calories as in one side of sour cream.

Taco Bell also offers a healthy option, which they call their Fresco Menu. You can reduce both fat and calories by making your selections from these menu options. If you select a Fresco option, both crunchy and soft tacos are reduced by 20 calories and a Chicken BORDER BOWL (without dressing) drops by 90 calories to 350 from 440.

For more Taco Bell Nutrition facts you can go to the Taco Bell website at: www.tacobell.com
 
Philip Kustner

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