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How to Make Skinny Margaritas, Chips & Guacamole

Whip up these slimmed-down Mexican favorites for your next fiesta!

Creamy guacamole, crispy tortilla chips and citrusy margaritas taste great but that doesn’t mean they’re great for you. In fact, oftentimes these items come loaded with a shocking amount of fat, sodium and calories. A serving of standard tortilla chips (laughably, only about 8 of them) can pack in 300 calories. A margarita from a premade mix can have 340 calories. Even guacamole—which is, after all, mostly just diced up veggies—can pack 190 calories in a half-cup serving and a whopping 14 grams of fat (avocados are surprisingly high in fat, although it’s the healthy monounsaturated variety). Here are our painless tips and delicious recipes to cut 380 calories from the traditional versions of your Mexican favorites while still making them taste great!

—Matthew Thompson, Associate Food Editor

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