Looking for a Healthy Tex-Mex Alternative in Austin? Give these 6 dishes a try!

We all want to eat better, live more healthy, and enrich our lives. Maudie’s believes in offering those on this life mission an opportunity to enjoy a tex-mex restaurant in Austin without hassle. Many Mexican restaurants don’t offer vegetarian, gluten-free, or alternative dishes to those focused on living a healthier life. After 25 years of serving the greater Austin area with seven locations, Maudie’s understands the most important thing in life is family. We support ours with a friendly environment and great food.

Tex-mex chicken enchiladas

Enchiladas are a great option if you’re looking for a healthier dish at a Mexican restaurant. Maudie’s offers their enchiladas with hand-crafted sauces, cheese, onions, and your meat of choice. Keep things healthy by asking for grilled chicken, to hold the cheese, and getting the sauce on the side.

Tex-mex quesadilla

Some people think a quesadilla is an unhealthy option because of all the cheese. Nonetheless, there are alternatives to cheese. Consider ordering a quesadilla with grilled chicken. Hold the cheese. Order Guacamole on the side. Then you can dip your chicken-tortilla in the guacamole and create a healthier Tex-Mex dish.

Tex-mex sauces

Although Maudie’s tex-mex hand-crafted sauces are delicious, get them on the side or hold them off your dish entirely. If you want to add flavor to your dish, consider guacamole or pico-de-gallo as an alternative to sauces.

Vegetarian tex-mex

An easy way to keep healthy is to order off the vegetarian menu. Tex-mex restaurants which offer veggie dishes tend to keep the offerings lean and health friendly. For those with specific dietary restrictions, such as gluten-free, they can order certain dishes at Maudie’s on request, or find the dishes which are gluten-free without request.

Some of Maudie’s selections are as follows:
Veggie Chile Relleno
Spinach Tomatado Enchiladas
Vegetable Burrito
Veggie Fajita

Tex-mex burrito

It may surprise you that burritos are a healthy option. Similar to enchiladas, ask for no cheese. Order the sauce on the side. Try to get your chicken grilled instead of fried.

Tex-mex taco

Tacos are a great option for healthy eating at tex-mex restaurants. Typically, the tacos come as an entree, but at Maudie’s, the tacos are a la carte, which means you can order as few or as many as you like without cheese and sauce on the side.

Authentic tex-mex

You can eat healthy at a tex-mex restaurant in Austin. It’s simply a matter of knowing what you’re ordering and adjusting it to meet your dietary needs. Remember that authentic tex-mex is rooted in the Mexican culture and steeped in Texas ranch life, dating back as far as the 1800s. The mixture of culture resulted in the dishes you see on Maudie’s menu. The flavors, sauces, and spices all culminate in various dishes to give your taste buds a wonderful experience.

With all this in mind, you can enjoy traditional tex-mex while sticking to your health-food decisions.

Maudie’s has been serving the greater Austin area for over 25 years. Want to eat healthy tex-mex? Can’t’ find a healthy or vegetarian alternative in Austin? Maudie’s has got you covered. Visit us at any one of our seven locations and enjoy a delicious meal.

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