12 Healthy Mexican Recipes

Featured Article,Healthy Meal Ideas,Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
January 10, 2013

Latin flavors—not your waistline—are overflowing with these delicious healthy Mexican recipes.

Monster Taco Salad with Chimichurri Quinoa and Roasted Corn

Everyone enjoys a solid Mexican food fix now and again. This doesn’t change just because you’re dieting. If you’re trying to eat healthier this year, you can still have your Mexican food and eat it too with these healthy Mexican recipes.

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Mexican Chicken with Yogurt and Almonds

Greek yogurt provides a creamy backdrop to this Mexican-inspired dish.


Gluten-Free Layered Three-Bean Casserole

This Mexican-inspired vegetarian casserole layers three kinds of beans with corn tortillas, cheese, and salsa.


Eat-Your-Plate Taco Salad with Black Beans and Grilled Corn

If you like, sprinkle this delicious tossed salad with some chopped fresh cilantro.


Mexican Casserole with Brown Rice

Use lean ground beef and low-fat cheese in this Mexican Casserole.


Quick Tortilla Soup

Use leftover roasted chicken in this quick weeknight main-dish soup.


Mexican Turkey Meatballs with Creamy Salsa

These reduced-fat turkey meatballs are perfect for potlucks and parties.


Tacos with Pork in Green Sauce

The acidity of the tomatillos beautifully balances the fat of the pork shoulder, while the onion and additional cilantro provide extra crunch and fragrance.

chicken tacos

Lime Cilantro Chicken Tacos

Rotisserie chicken gives you a jump-start on an easy dinner with Tex-Mex flair.


Seitan in Mexican Gravy

This dish works best over a bed of brown rice, with a fresh green salad on the side.

Mexican Scallop Fajitas

Lower your carbohydrates and make this a salad by not using the tortillas. Place shredded lettuce on plates, spoon salsa over salad and then add scallops.


Monster Taco Salad with Chimichurri Quinoa and Roasted Corn

This salad is sufficient for even the biggest appetite.


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