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37 Kick-Ass Healthyish Taco Recipes

April 28, 2019
37 Healthyish Taco Recipes | Fat Girl Happy

So, Tacos. I like ’em. You like ’em. What’s not to love? To find the yummiest taco recipes, we reached out to our food blogger friends. We asked to share their very best healthy (and healthyish) recipes for tacos that wouldn’t totally kill our healthy eating intentions. They responded! From spicy to mild, from traditional to wild, from steak to vegan.

My heart belongs to tacos. Seriously. Soft shell, hard shell, lettuce wrapped. I am always down for a tasty taco recipe. There’s something about the combination of flavors and colors and textures that always hits the spot.

I recently read an article on People.com called “The Taco Cleanse”that suggests you can actually lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle by eating a diet consisting of tacos. I’m game!

Check out our round up. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new favorite taco recipe?

Healthy Tacos – 37 of Them!

37 Healthy Taco Recipes

5 Minute Easy Vegan Tacos

You’ve got to love any recipe that takes 5 minutes to make, and this recipe for Vegan Tacos from Happy Kitchen Rocks is no exception.

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

If it has “bang bang” in the title, you know it is going to be amazing. Loving this taco recipe from Savory Bites Recipes.

BBQ Jackfruit Tacos + Mango Salsa

This taco recipe is a meatless alternative that uses shredded, bbq jackfruit. The pairing with sweet, mango salsa from the Ramshackle Pantry looks delish!

37 Healthy Taco Recipes

Blackened Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are one of my faves. This recipe from Panning the Globe features creamy avocado and easy blackened fish for a tasty taco.

Butternut Squash Black Bean Tacos

I heart butternut squash and black beans, so this flavor combo from Rhubarbarians is high on my tacos to try list.

Carne Asada Tacos

This yumtastic recipe gets me in my feels. Carne Asada Tacos are seriuosly one of my all time faves. Thanks for the recipe, Pinch and Swirl.

Air Fryer Chickpea Tacos

Crispy air-fried chickpeas are the star of these colorful and flavorful air fryer tacos. Get the how-to to rock this recipe from Recipes From a Pantry.

Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos

Spicy, smoky chipotle flavors with healthy cauliflower = YES! I love The Cook Report’s spin on this meatless taco. Killer recipe for slaw, too.

Corn + Black Bean Salsa Tacos

This recipe from Vegan in the Freezer is great served hot or cold. I love the freshness of this recipe, and can’t wait to dig in to these tacos.

Crawfish Boil Tacos

Living Well Kitchen is killing it with the creativity in this taco recipe. All of the classic flavors from a good ole’ Southern crawfish boil…in a taco! Genius.

Crispy Chipotle Chickpea Tacos

Yep, I love me some chickpeas. This taco recipe from Killing Thyme features spicy, smoky chickpeas and loads of yummy toppings. Also, I think she wins for best food blog name.

The Easiest Black Bean Tacos

Black beans are a staple ingredient in my kitchen, and thanks to the Nourish Nutrition blog, I’ve got another tasty recipe to try.

Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Evolving Table had me at shrimp. I adore blackened shrimp, and featuring them on a taco with colorful ingredients is the way to go.

Easy Fish Tacos

Not only is Fish Taco the greatest ficitional TV band name of all-time, they are super tasty. This recipe from Love + Good Stuff features seasoned pan-fried fish for an easy dinner.

Garlic Shrimp Tacos

Oh my sweet taco loving heart. Garlic. Shrimp. Tacos. Umami Girl knows me too well, and this recipe is going straight to my belly asap. Loving this combo.

Grilled Chicken Tacos

First of all, my chicken tacos never look as amazing as this recipe as Vibrant Plate. I’m going to try this, because I love every single thing they have put on this plate. These tacos are all the things!

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Tacos

Tacos must be two things for me: flavorful and colorful. Appetite for Energy’s recipe has both of those. I love the classic chili lime combination for the seasoning on the chicken. So yum!

Vegan Pinto Bean Tacos

This recipe from Diabetes Strong is nutritious, flavorful and only takes 20 minutes to put together. That’s my kinda taco recipe!

Healthy Steak Tacos

My family is crazy about steak, and I love the fact that Abra’s Kitchen has created a healthy way to enjoy one of our favorite meals and stay on our better-for-you meal plan.

Taco Quinoa + Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Are you as intrigued by these taco-riffic lettuce wraps as I am? Platings + Pairings has nailed the ultimate healthy taco recipe, methinks.

Tropical Shrimp Ceviche Tacos

Imagine yourself on an island. You are hungry. You are served tacos. This is THAT taco! Plating Pixels has everything going on in the right way with this fresh taco.

Jerk Spiced Shrimp Tacos

The award for Best Use of Jerk Shrimp in a Taco goes to…Caroline’s Cooking. These are making my mouth (literally) water right now. Love the crunch from the cabbage and carrots in these tacos, too.

Low-Carb Keto Cheese Taco Shells

I have always wanted to try making taco shells from cheese to help me stick to my low-carb diet. THIS is the recipe I’m going to try. From the one and only Wholesome Yum, one of my faves.

Instant Pot Lamb Tacos al Pastor

This recipe is a fun twist on the pastor style of taco. Great for meal-preppers! Check out Super Golden Bakes take on tacos.

Low-Carb Shrimp Avocado Tacos

Kalyn’s Kitchen has given me another reason to eat avocados. If you are on a low-carb diet, this recipe is perfect for you. Full of flavor and freshness!

Low-Carb Taco Bites

Shut the front door! Home Made Interest has created the most adorable (and tasty) recipe for little bites to satisfy your taco cravings. And they are low-carb!

Vegan Chipotle Walnut Quinoa Tacos

Now THAT’S a moutful. If you are searching for a meat-free way to enjoy tacos, try this recipe from Stacey Homemaker.

Garlic Lime Chicken Tacos

Easy and tasty! Hard to go wrong with Cook With Me Darling. Fresh, easy, and featuring a lime crema sauce to top these delish tacos.

Roasted Sweet Potato Hash Breakfast Tacos

Yes, please! This is the kind of food I would wake up early for. Wholesome, hearty, and perfect for a savory breakfast. Get the recipe from Lemons and Zest.

Shrimp Tacos with Watermelon Pineapple Salsa

Say goodbye to boring with this awesome taco idea from Bucket List Tummy. Not going to lie, I’m in it for this salsa.

37 Healthy Taco Recipes

Skinny Baja Chicken Tacos

Nourish and Fete is serving up a light version of the classic Baja taco, and I’m in love. Chipotle crema, cruncy red cabbage, and homemade pico make this an instant classic.

Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos

We love to grill, so this recipe from This Silly Girl’s Kitchen is right up my alley. Skirt Steak is a great cut of meat…IF you know how to prepare it. Get the recipe to learn how.

Spicy Mango Pulled Chicken Tacos

My two fave things about these chicken tacos from Delicious Little Bites? The easy spice mix for the chicken and the toss together mango salsa. Fire!!

Vegan Thai Curry Tacos

Le Petit Eats is bringing it with this fusion of flavors. This Thai curry is a must-try for me. The colors and freshness of these tacos appeals to me in a big way.

Sweet Sriracha Chicken Tacos

One of the keys to a great taco? Balance of flavors. Served from Scratch has put together a combo of sweet meets spicy for this chicken taco recipe.

Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos

This vegan recipe from VNutrition is
loaded with protein and combine both sweet and savory to make a delicious and easy meal. 

Tex Mex Fish Tacos

Light, flavorful, and easy to make, this recipe from Savor the Best is pulling on my heart strings. Tex Mex is one of my favorite flavor profiles.

Speaking of all these tacos, you’ve gotta try our Guacamole Recipe. It is the best!

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2 Comments

  • Reply DAhn April 29, 2019 at 12:55 am

    What a great roundup of taco recipes! I have to make them all 😋Thanks for including our Tex Mex fish tacos. Sharing!!

    • Reply Info May 13, 2019 at 2:12 pm

      They look super tasty! Can’t wait to try your recipe for ourselves. 🙂

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