19 Healthy Taco Recipes to Make Over Your Taco Tuesday
Healthier taco recipes
Tacos are a delicious way to enjoy Mexican cuisine—they're quick, filling, and flavor-packed. Our favorite healthy taco recipes turn up the heat, but keep the calorie count low. Whether you like chicken tacos, beef tacos, or vegetarian tacos, we have options that are sure to satisfy. We even have some out-of-the-box taco ideas starring tofu, pomegranate, and wonton wrappers. Try one of these healthy taco recipes the next time you're in the mood for a simple Tex-Mex meal.
Soft Tacos With Spicy Chicken
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Marinating the chicken breasts with vinegar, spices, and onion adds flavor and creates a tender base for this easy recipe. Add salsa, lettuce, and avocado slices to top these tacos off.
Ingredients: Chicken breasts, bay leaf, oregano, chipotle chiles, red onion, white wine vinegar, olive oil, dark beer, corn tortillas, cilantro, salsa
Fish Tacos With Cabbage-Carrot Slaw and Spicy Crema
Try this recipe: Fish Tacos With Cabbage-Carrot Slaw and Spicy Crema
Tilapia offers lean protein and a mild base for all the zesty flavor from adobo sauce, chili powder, and cilantro. You'll love the crunch from the red cabbage, a veggie hailing from the same disease-fighting family as broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
Ingredients: Light sour cream, adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles, jicama, red cabbage, carrots, cilantro, lime, olive oil, salt, pepper, tilapia fillets, chili powder, paprika, cumin, corn tortillas
Steak Tacos With Simple Guacamole
Try this recipe: Steak Tacos With Simple Guacamole
This taco has a decadent taste, but is completely diet-friendly. Instead of using cheese, which is high in saturated fat, this recipe uses guacamole, which is rich in hearty-healthy fats. You'll be satisfied without doing damage to your waistline.
Ingredients: Vegetable oil, Mexican oregano, cayenne pepper, garlic, flank steak, onion, red and yellow bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, avocados, lime juice, flour tortillas
Pork-and-Black Bean Tacos
Try this recipe: Pork-and-Black Bean Tacos
This recipe uses leftovers from Horseradish-Crusted Pork Tenderloin to create an unusual but delicious dinner. And with 23 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber, you won't be tempted to have a midnight snack.
Ingredients: Pork tenderloin, black beans, olive oil, Brussels sprouts, garlic, cider vinegar, sweet potatoes, chipotle chiles, corn taco shells, red onion, sour cream, limes
Skillet Veggie Tacos
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This low-cal taco adds a kick with the addition of jalapeño peppers. Plus the veggies and beans add 5 grams of filling fiber and 8 grams of protein.
Ingredients: Red bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, jalapeño peppers, garlic, olive oil, cumin, oregano, sweet white wine, pinto beans, fat-free tortillas, feta cheese
Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Tacos
Try this recipe: Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Tacos
A salsa, cilantro, and lime juice topping adds a spicy layer to these otherwise mild tacos. And shrimp is rich in iron, which gives you energy and keeps your immune system healthy.
Ingredients: Shrimp, black beans, scallions, avocado, salsa verde, cilantro, limes, flour tortillas, red bell pepper
Tex-Mex Beef Tacos
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This recipe satisfies your craving for Mexican food, contains little fat thanks to lean ground sirloin, and is easy and quick to prepare. You can also serve it with fresh cilantro, sliced green onions, salsa, and fat-free sour cream.
Ingredients: Onion, garlic, sirloin, frozen corn, black beans, tomato sauce, chipotle chiles, fat-free tortillas
Try this recipe: Fish Tacos
Mango and avocado create a rich mix of sweet and salty flavors, while the marinated tilapia adds a tangy citrus element. The radishes have a mild bitterness, a nice complement to this 450-calorie dish.
Ingredients: Red wine vinegar, sugar, chili powder, red onion, radishes, tilapia, limes, garlic, mango, avocado, cilantro, canola oil, corn tortillas, salsa verde