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31 Healthy Mexican Inspired Recipes That Make Brilliant Weight Loss Meals!

31 Healthy Mexican Inspired Recipes That Make Brilliant Weight Loss Meals!

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Who doesn’t love a delicious Mexican dish? Tacos. Carnitas. Enchiladas. Fajitas. Salsa. Spice. Delicious! They can be the best thing for dinner some nights, but can be known to be heavy on calories.

If you make some clever changes, opt for organic, fresh ingredients and intelligent, ingredient swaps, it’s possible to turn some calorie dense meals, into recipes that can fit easily into your weight loss diet!

We have collected 31 of the best, healthy Mexican inspired dishes that are big on flavour and taste, but won’t destroy your calorie totals for the day! Be sure to save and share your favourites on social media and let us know what you’ve tried!

 

 




Easy Chipotle Chicken Tacos With Pineapple Salsa

“Easy Chipotle Chicken Tacos perfect for a quick healthy dinner. These Smoky Chicken Tacos are topped with a fresh pineapple salsa and avocado – they’re sure to be a hit with the family and come together in 30 minutes!” Recipe: JoyfulHealthyEats.

Pork Carnitas (Instant Pot and Slow Cooker)

“This Pork Carnitas recipe, made either in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker, is an easy and flavorful dinner or meal prep for a healthy start to the New Year. It’s Whole30, Paleo and Keto friendly and pairs with so many different sides (including this Healthy Cole Slaw recipe) that makes it a no-brainer to put on your cooking list now.” Recipe: LexisCleanKitchen.

Mahi Mahi Tacos With Tropical Salsa

“These Mahi Mahi Tacos With Tropical Salsa are the perfect low-carb, light and healthy lunch or dinner! The crunch of the lettuce with the creamy tropical salsa and perfectly spiced fish makes for taco perfection. These flavorful fish tacos will be loved by all and are also dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo and whole30 friendly.” Recipe: LexisCleanKitchen.

Ultimate Easy Beef Enchiladas

“The Ultimate Easy Beef Enchilada Recipe with a smoky enchilada sauce and covered in cheese! These Beef Enchiladas scream comfort food – a homemade recipe that’s perfect for a crowd and guaranteed to please! ” Recipe: JoyfulHealthyEats.

Mexican Chicken Kebabs with Picante Salsa

“The Mexican Chicken Kebabs with Picante Salsa make a great addition to any barbecue! I’ve managed to get Chris in front of the camera again to show you how!” Recipe: KitchenSanctuary.




Vegetarian Enchiladas

“Flavorful and easy Vegetarian Enchiladas with black beans, corn, peppers, fresh lime, and cheese. The enchiladas are topped with sauce, cheese, fresh avocado, and cilantro.” Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.

Healthy Tacos

“Healthy tacos made with seasoned black beans, an easy corn salsa, fresh avocado, and a delicious cilantro “pesto.” Made with wholesome, good-for-you ingredients, these are the BEST healthy tacos ever! These tacos are vegetarian, but trust me, you won’t be missing the meat!” Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.

Taco Salad

“Looking for an easy weeknight meal? This easy and healthy Taco Salad recipe is it! It’s simple to prepare, deliciously satisfying, and customizable with your favorite taco toppings! Made in under 30 minutes, it’s the perfect family friendly dinner that is also gluten-free, Paleo and Whole30 friendly.” Recipe: LexisCleanKitchen.

15 Minute Chicken Tacos

“Want to make the best chicken tacos ever? This easy 15-Minute Chicken Tacos recipe is your answer for a busy weeknight meal that the entire family will love. Using our tried and true taco seasoning blend, these taco chicken meat is so flavorful with minimal effort involved. Serve it with all your favorite taco toppings and call it dinner!” Recipe: LexisCleanKitchen.

Meatless Chipotle Mushroom Tacos

“These easy meatless Chipotle Mushroom Tacos are a weeknight dinner win that are hearty and flavorful. They’re vegan, but nobody will know otherwise because they have such a “meaty” flavor that will be a loved by everyone. Serve it up with your favorite taco fixin’s for dinner on the table in well under 30 minutes!” Recipe: LexisCleanKitchen.

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

“Mexican spiced shrimp, bell peppers, and onion baked on a sheet pan. Serve the shrimp and veggies inside charred tortillas with fresh lime, sour cream, and fresh cilantro for a delicious dinner of shrimp fajitas.” Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.

Pan Steak Fajitas

“This Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas is a super easy weeknight dinner is a crowd pleaser: juicy steak tips roasted alongside classic fajita style vegetables! A set it and forget it dinner that you can customize for serving based off your own dietary needs compatible with Whole30, Paleo and Keto diets.” Recipe: LexisCleanKitchen.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

“This Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas recipe is an easy and delicious weeknight dinner that you need to add on rotation right now! It comes from my girlfriend Gina’s newest cookbook, Skinnytaste One and Done and I am so excited to share it with you today! It’s a no mess, no fuss, easy dinner that everyone will love, plus you can serve it with all of your favorite fixins’!” Recipe: LexisCleanKitchen.

Shrimp Tacos

“Perfectly seasoned shrimp with cilantro-lime slaw and fresh avocado all packed in a tortilla. These shrimp tacos can be ready in 30 minutes or less! (Plus, prep ahead tips!)” Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.

Mexican Corn Loaded Sweet Potato

“This “Mexican Street Corn” inspired loaded sweet potato is an easy oven-baked sweet potato with a delicious mix of corn, green onions, cilantro, jalapeño, lime, Mexican cheese, and a creamy sauce.” Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.

Best Healthy Cilantro Lime Chicken With Avocado Salsa

“Tender Juicy Cilantro Lime Chicken made with a quick marinade then grilled to lock in all the flavors. This paleo chicken recipe is topped with a fresh zesty Avocado Salsa – a healthy, easy, 30 minute meal you’ll love.” Recipe: JoyfulHealthyEats.

Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

“This Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas is a super easy weeknight dinner is a crowd pleaser: juicy steak tips roasted alongside classic fajita style vegetables! A set it and forget it dinner that you can customize for serving based off your own dietary needs compatible with Whole30, Paleo and Keto diets.” Recipe: LexisCleanKitchen.

Avocado Sweet Potato Tacos

“These simple chili-spiced avocado sweet potato tacos, topped with creamy avocado-yogurt lime sauce, make a delicious vegetarian dinner.” Recipe: LoveAndLemons.

Easy Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajita Recipe

“A Healthy One Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajita Recipe that has epic flavor and made in 15 minutes! These Paleo Shrimp Fajitas use minimal ingredients and have fast clean up. A dinner time must have!” Recipe: JoyfulHealthyEats.

Shiitake “Bacon” & Egg Breakfast Tacos

“Shiitake “Bacon” is this magical thing where you toss sliced shiitake mushrooms with olive oil and tamari, then you bake them until they’re shriveled and crisp around the edges. It has a wonderfully deep umami savory flavor that’s not exactly like bacon, but deliciously bacon-esque, and OMG it’s perfection in breakfast tacos! These are so yummy with fresh cherry tomato pico and, of course, sliced avocado.” Recipe: LoveAndLemons.

Vegetarian Fajitas

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“Veggie packed “fajitas” in a bowl with perfectly seasoned sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and onion. The pictures for this recipe show these vegetarian fajitas served over rice, but you can serve them in corn or flour tortillas. Plus tips to use this recipe as a weekly meal prep.” Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron

Easy Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup

“Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup filled with vegetables, chicken, chipotle peppers and fresh cilantro. Top this chicken tortilla soup with avocado for a healthy recipe that’s a definite crowd pleaser.” Recipe: JoyfulHealthyEats.

20 Minute BBQ Black Bean Tacos

“These 20 Minute BBQ Black Bean Tacos are SO easy to make and so delicious! They’re perfect for a family weeknight dinner!” Recipe: SheLikesFood.

The Best Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

“Chicken and fajita veggies seasoned and drizzles with olive oil and then baked to perfection on a sheet pan. So much flavor and one of the easiest meals!” Recipe: LayersOfHappiness.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

“These Honey Lime Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers can be made with or without meat – all with simple pantry ingredients and minimal prep!” Recipe: LayersOfHappiness.

Mexican Shakshuka

“This is my Mexican Shashuka, with dippy eggs poached in a rich Cajun tomato sauce, its the perfect thing to spice up your breakfast.” Recipe: KitchenSanctuary.

Jamaican Jerk Tacos

“Jamaican jerk tacos made with spice-rubbed chicken, a mango black bean salsa, and a delicious jalapeño-cilantro sauce.” Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.

Taco Salad

“Taco salad recipe with turkey taco meat, tortilla chips, cheese, avocado, black beans, corn, tomatoes and romaine lettuce. Plus instructions on how to store for meal prep.” Recipe: SweetPeasAndSaffron.

Easy Tofu Tacos

“Easy tofu tacos that have the BEST texture and are ready in 15 minutes. These vegan tacos would work great for meal prep or an easy weeknight dinner.” Recipe: SweetPeasAndSaffron.

Mexican Bean And Sweet Potato Hash

“On the menu for this weekend is this Mexican bean and sweet potato hash. A healthy, filling and packed with flavour breakfast/brunch for the whole family to enjoy!” Recipe: NadiasHealthyKitchen.

Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos

“Looking for a different take on tacos? These Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos are a loaded with protein and combine both sweet and savory to make a delicious and easy meal.” Recipe: VNutritionAndWellness.

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