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Healthy Tacos : A Delicious and Nutritious Way to Eat

Healthy Tacos

Taco lovers of the world! Let’s talk about these amazing creations known as Tacos or I say healthy tacos.

They’re like the superheroes of the food world, loved everywhere for their Deliciousness and Versatility.

But, like all superheroes, they have a secret identity – they can be both the health guru and the junk food fanatic, depending on how you assemble them.

So, here are some really healthy taco tips to keep you on the path of Tastiness and Healthiness:

  • Lean, Mean Protein: Instead of going for the heavyweight champ of ground beef, try its lighter cousins – ground chicken, turkey, or fish. If you’re feeling adventurous, throw in some beans or tofu for a vegetarian twist. Your body will thank you!
  • Whole-Wheat Wonder: Tortillas made from whole wheat are like the ninja warriors of the taco world. Packed with fiber and complex carbs, they’ll keep you full and energized.
  • Veggie Overload: Don’t be shy with the veggies! Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, and Peppers – they’re like the colorful confetti of Nutrition. Low in Calories, high in goodness.
  • Toppings Tango: When it comes to toppings, it’s a bit of a dance. Skip the full-fat cheese, sour cream, and mayo if you want to keep it light. Or opt for their low-fat or Fat-free cousins. You can even go wild and skip them altogether – your waistline won’t mind!
  • Healthy Fat Fiesta: Avocado lovers, rejoice! Your creamy green friend is invited to the taco party. Nuts, too, can join in on the fun. They bring flavor and those good-for-you fats.

So, there you have it – the healthy tacos-tactic guide to Delicious and Nutritious eating. Go forth, my taco-loving friends, and create your Healthy, shaped masterpieces!


Here are four easy healthy taco recipes with their nutritional information:

RecipeCaloriesFatProteinCarbohydratesFiber
Grilled Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa2708 grams25 grams32 grams3 grams
Tofu Tacos with Black Bean Salsa and Avocado2505 grams20 grams35 grams10 grams
Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Mango Salsa2909 grams26 grams31 grams2 grams
Fish Tacos , Pico de Gallo and Avocado2808 grams25 grams32 grams3 grams

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa,healthy tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound without bone, skinless chicken breasts, then cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 whole-wheat tortillas
  • Mango salsa (recipe below)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, olive oil, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
  3. Grill the chicken for 3-4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  4. Warm the tortillas according to package directions.
  5. To assemble the tacos, place a few strips of grilled chicken on each tortilla.
  6. Top with mango salsa.
  7. Enjoy!

Mango Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Toss to coat.
  3. Serve immediately or chill for later.

Tofu Tacos with Black Bean Salsa and Avocado

Tofu Tacos with Black Bean Salsa and Avocado,healthy tacos
Source – Pinterest , Image Credit – Fromachefskitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 block of extra firm pressed and crumbled tofu
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 whole-wheat tortillas
  • Black bean salsa (recipe below)
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the crumbled tofu, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5-7 minutes, or until the tofu is browned.
  4. Warm the tortillas according to package directions.
  5. To assemble the tacos, place a spoonful of tofu in the center of each tortilla.
  6. Top with black bean salsa and avocado slices.
  7. Enjoy!

Black Bean Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1 ( at least 15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Toss to coat.
  3. Serve immediately or chill for later.

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Shrimp Tacos with  Mango Salsa,healthy tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 whole-wheat tortillas
  • Mango salsa (recipe above)

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the shrimp, garlic powder, pepper and salt.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  4. Warm the tortillas according to package directions.
  5. To assemble the tacos, place a few of the shrimp on each tortilla.
  6. Top with mango salsa.
  7. Enjoy!

Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo and Avocados

Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo and Avocados,HEALTHY TACOS

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound white fish fillets, such as cod, halibut, or mahi mahi
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 whole-wheat tortillas
  • Pico de gallo (recipe below)
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Brush the fish fillets with olive oil and season with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  3. Grill the fish fillets for 3-4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  4. Warm the tortillas according to package directions.
  5. To assemble the taco, place the fish fillet in the middle of each tortilla.
  6. Top this with avocado slices and pico de gallo.
  7. Enjoy!

Pico de Gallo

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients.
  2. Toss to coat.
  3. Serve immediately or chill for later.
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