9 Crunchy Tacos That are Legitimately Healthy
In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple reveals an easy way to make crunchy, no-fry taco shells in the oven. That's your first step to a healthy crunchy taco, and here are 9 good-for-you fillings.
1. Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Guacamole
Fish tacos are often beer-battered and fried. This healthier, grilled version is topped with guacamole that's enriched with low-fat sour cream.
2. Beer-Braised Turkey Tacos
Skinless turkey thighs and drumsticks are packed with flavor; they’re also low in fat and high in protein and essential minerals. Braising the meat in beer gives it incredible flavor and also makes it ultratender.
3. Chipotle-Rubbed Salmon Tacos
Heart-healthy salmon is delicious with crunchy cabbage—a traditional taco garnish that has all kinds of vitamins and minerals—and tangy apple-cucumber salsa, which is juicy, crisp and full of fiber.
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4. Soft Pork tacos with Spicy Black Beans
Black beans are rich in cholesterol-lowering fiber and loaded with protein, as is lean pork tenderloin.
6. Tofu-and-Vegetable Tacos with Eggplant-Ancho Spread
Smoky grilled tofu and vegetables pack these tacos with a ton of flavor, as does the rich chile spread.
7. Fish Tacos with Tomatillo-Jalapeño Salsa
These light and satisfying tacos are stuffed with meaty charred halibut and aguachiles, a brilliant, spicy, tart salsa.
8. Scrambled Egg and Swiss Chard Tacos
A vegetarian take on breakfast tacos, these are filled with soft scrambled eggs, sautéed chard and fresh tomatoes.
9. Striped Bass Fish Tacos with Heirloom Tomato Salsa and Avocado
Made with a fresh heirloom tomato salsa, these fish tacos are the perfect warm weather dinner.