There is a taco truck that parks on my street corner every night and sends the scent of al pastor and grilled onions wafting through the neighborhood. It’s hard to resist the temptation to stumble, zombie-like, down the street for a plate filled with double corn tortillas stuffed with greasy, spicy pork that begs to be washed down with beer. And sometimes, I’ll admit, I give in to that temptation. I usually end up regretting my decision, for a number of reasons.
Other nights, I walk right past the line of people waiting for their fattening taco fix, and make my own healthy tacos at home. And, you know what? Those homemade tacos with fresh ingredients are always more satisfying. I like to top mine with shredded cabbage, thinly sliced radishes, and pickled jalapeños. Make any night taco night with these delicious recipes that are loaded with bold flavors, and low in fat and calories.
Steak Tacos with Red Peppers and Onions
Steak lovers are in for a treat with these hearty tacos made with seasoned beef, sautéed peppers and onions, and fresh cilantro. Get the recipe.
These mildly spicy shrimp tacos get flavor from cumin and chili powder and are topped with lots of fresh veggies. Get the recipe.
Even though these simple chicken tacos taste like delicious comfort food, they have only 248 calories and 6 grams of fat per serving. It’s OK to add shredded lettuce or cabbage and salsa! Get the recipe.
Crunchy Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
These are a real crowd-pleaser. Sweet pineapple and crunchy radishes go perfectly with tender, slow-cooked pork loin in these mouthwatering tacos. Impress your family with these gourmet tacos that are surprisingly easy to make. Get the recipe.
Chipotle Vegan Tacos
Keep it fresh with these chipotle-spiced tacos wrapped in cabbage leaves instead of tortillas. They are low in carbs, and with only 166 calories per serving, they’ll keep you feeling light. Get the recipe.
These versatile tacos are made with tofu, but feel free to swap in your favorite protein. They feature a lime and cilantro sauce and fresh salsa that can be as spicy or mild as you like. Get the recipe.
Black Bean and Veggie Tostadas
Top a baked whole wheat tostada with black beans and other veggies to get a filling, fiber-packed meal! Substitute pinto or kidney beans if you prefer them. Get the recipe.