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Healthy Mexican Recipes That Are Insanely Delicious

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Healthy Mexican Recipes

You will love these healthy Mexican recipes that are so delicious!

These authentic meals have the following benefits:

Health Benefits Of Eating A Mexican Diet

There are 2 ingredients I want to focus on.

Avocados – is used frequently in Mexican dishes.

They include the following healthy nutrients:

  • Vitamins (C, E, K, B6)
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Beta-Carotene
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Hot Peppers – a key ingredient in hot peppers is capsaicin which is spicy hot!

The health benefits of Capsaicin:

  • Protect your cells
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Bump up metabolism
  • Reduce pain
  • Banishes migraines
  • Clears sinuses
  • Soothe arthritis
  • Fights cancer

Source: WebMD

How Do You Make Mexican Food Healthy

For a healthy bowl, go with brown rice, black or pinto beans, and grilled chicken or lean steak.

Top with lettuce and salsa. Hold the sour cream and use guacamole instead.

What Is The Healthiest Mexican Food To Order

  • Fresh corn tortillas, not chips
  • Tostada salad, not taquitos
  • Grilled fajitas, not wet burritos or chimichangas
  • Soft corn tortilla tacos, not hard tacos
  • Salsa, not sour cream
  • Order ceviche as an appetizer
  • Forget rice and refried beans
  • Opt for grilled foods

What Are Some Healthy Mexican Foods

See below comprehensive list of ideas.

  • Vegetarian Burritos
  • Vegetable Tostadas
  • Vegetarian Taquitos
  • Baked Fajita Taquitos
  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Black Bean Tacos
  • Chickpea Tacos
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Guacamole
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Burrito Bowls
  • Sweet Potato Tacos
  • Taco Pizza
  • Smashed Potatoes
  • Enchiladas
  • Taco Salad
  • Salsa

Can I Eat Mexican Food On Keto

Yes. Go for steaks, pork chops, fish and chicken dishes with veggies.

Which Mexican Food Is Low Carb

  • Carne Asada: A delicious juicy beef dish.
  • Chicken and Beef Fajitas: Request to hold the tortillas, beans, rice and add extra onions and peppers.
  • Chiles Rellenos: This is a cheese-stuffed hot pepper dipped in egg and fried.
  • Chile Verde: An amazing stew of pork and green chiles.
  • Ensalada (means salad in Mexico): Hold the high carb ingredients. Add extra chicken or beef fajitas. Check the ingredients for the salad dressing,  Ranch and cilantro dressings are fine.
  • Guacamole and Salsa: These tasty appetizers are low-carb.
  • Carnitas: This shredded pork dish is a low-carb flavourful and juicy.  It can be paired with a side salad or eaten alone.

In a pinchorder a taco or a burrito with no beans or rice and heavy on the meat, lettuce and tomato.

Popular Ingredients

  • Ground turkey
  • Hot peppers
  • Avocado
  • Chicken
  • Cilantro
  • Shrimp
  • Cheese
  • Garlic
  • Tomatos
  • Tortillas
  • Steak
  • Salsa
  • Beef
  • Beans
  • Onion
  • Rice
  • Fish
  • Pork
  • Corn

Dietary Type

  • Keto
  • Paleo
  • Vegan
  • Low carb
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Vegetarian

Equipment Used

  • Crockpot
  • Instant pot
  • Slow cooker

Healthy Mexican Recipes

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26 Healthy Mexican Recipes

See below the best recipes we have compiled.

Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet Potato Nachos

Read full details on: The Endless Meal

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Read full details on: Damn Delicious

Low Carb Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Low Carb Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Read full details on: The Girl On Bloor

Fiesta Lime Chicken With Avocado Salsa

Fiesta Lime Chicken With Avocado Salsa

Read full details on: Carlsbad Cravings

Best Bean Dip

Best Bean Dip

Read full details on: Two Peas & Their Pod

Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn

Read full details on: Jo Cooks

Churro Waffles

Churro Waffles

Read full details on: Half Baked Harvest

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

Read full details on: Gimme Some Oven

Healthy Taco Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Taco Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Read full details on: She Likes Food

Skinny Mexican Casserole

Skinny Mexican Casserole

Read full details on: Damn Delicious

Breakfast Tacos Al Pastor

Breakfast Tacos Al Pastor

Read full details on: Half Baked Harvest

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Read full details on: Two Peas & Their Pod

Chipotle Lime Shrimp Burrito Bowls

Chipotle Lime Shrimp Burrito Bowls

Read full details on: Carlsbad Cravings

Chicken Chilaquiles

Chicken Chilaquiles

Read full details on: Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Mexican Green Chili Veggie Burgers

Mexican Green Chili Vegetarian Burger

Read full details on: Minimalist Baker

Roasted Stuffed Poblanos With Smoky Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes And Black Beans

Roasted Stuffed Poblanos With Smoky Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes And Black Beans

Read full details on: Vanilla And Bean

Authentic Pico de Gallo

Authentic Pico de Gallo

Read full details on: Natasha’s Kitchen

Tex Mex Quinoa Salad

Tex Mex Quinoa Salad

Read full details on: Cooktoria

Mexican Chicken and Rice Salad

Mexican Chicken and Rice Salad

Read full details on: Jo Cooks

Cilantro Lime Mexican Chicken Salad

Cilantro Lime Mexican Chicken Salad

Read full details on: Plum Street Collective

Mexican Rice Pot

Mexican Rice Pot

Read full details on: Recipe Runner

Green Avocado Sauce

Green Avocado Sauce

Read full details on: Live In Kitchen

Gluten-Free Vegan Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Gluten-Free Vegan Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Read full details on: The Healthy Family And Home

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Read full details on: Carlsbad Cravings

Summer Garden Guacamole

Summer Garden Guacamole

Read full details on: Half Baked Harvest

Mexican Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Mexican Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Read full details on: Good Lifeeats

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Written by Rhonda Shade

Rhonda Shade Is the founder of Change In Seconds. A healthy living platform that features clean eating, healthy recipes, meal prep, printable workouts & a unique tracking software to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.

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