9 Skinny Tacos to Satisfy Your Tex-Mex Cravings

We’ve gathered some top-rated tacos for every taste preference! Chicken and pork for meat eaters; veggie, tofu, and black bean tacos for vegetarians; and fish tacos for pescatarians. Delicious, yes. And these recipes do it without packing on the calories — so you can make every day taco day! Give these skinny tacos a try!

1. “Skinny” Chicken Tacos | 272 Calories

Saute chicken, red bell peppers, sliced jalapeno peppers, and red onions with cumin, garlic pepper, and chipotle pepper. “This was a hit,” says SirDino. “The fresh lime definitely sets it off. I added some Mango to the veg mix and it was great.”

Skinny Chicken Tacos

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

2. Blackened Salmon Tacos with Chunky Mango Avocado Salsa | 283 Calories

Seasoned, blackened tacos are topped with a bright, chunky mango and avocado salsa. “Wow,” says Traci Waller. “My family has a new taco for Taco Tuesday.”

 Blackened Salmon Tacos with Chunky Mango Avocado Salsa

Photo by Perry St. Laurent

3. Dave’s Mexican Veggie Tacos | 334 Calories

Sweet potatoes, leeks, and other veggies team up with black beans and avocado, salsa, cilantro, and queso fresco. “They’re terrific,” says Ma’s Diner. “And the nutrition is through the roof. Don’t leave out the leeks!”

Dave's Mexican Veggie Tacos

Photo by Linda T

4. Slow Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken Tacos | 358 Calories

A whole chicken is sprinkled with seasoning salt, rubbed with garlic, and cooked low and slow with lime juice and a little white wine. “Super fresh and clean ingredients,” says chris and britni. “Amazing!”

Slow Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken Tacos

Photo by MyHotSouthernMess

5. Butternut Squash Tacos | 239 calories

Fill warm tortillas with roasted butternut squash and cumin-scented black beans. “Delicious,” says mg-newhampshire. “I made it for the vegan in the family as an option to the chicken and beef fillings, and everyone liked this one just as much.”

6. Vegan Tofu Tacos | 196 Calories

Adobo seasoning and chili powder add spicy flavor to diced tofu, red bell peppers, and white beans. Wrap the mixture in chard leaves for a gluten-free, vegan taco. “My friend and I devoured these tacos,” said Michelle Gutierrez.

Vegan Tofu Tacos

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

7. Dee’s Roast Pork for Tacos | 207 Calories

Pork shoulder roasts slowly with diced green chilies and seasonings until the meat just falls apart. “This is a dish that will make your tongue jump out of your mouth, slap you in the face, and say ‘Oh yeah,'” says MARMOLEJO.

Dee's Roast Pork for Tacos

Photo by bd.weld

8. Street Taco with Mango Salsa | 309 Calories

These hearty, healthy street-style tacos are loaded with tofu, black beans, freekeh, and veggies, and topped with feta cheese and a fresh mango salsa. “Doesn’t have to always be tofu,” says Kori. “Try a variety of grains as meat substitutes. Use ground turkey, pork, or chicken, too.”

Street Taco with Mango Salsa

Photo by Bradley James

9. Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa 351 Calories

“Spicy grilled fish are cooled down with a fresh crunchy veggie salsa featuring fresh corn,” says LouiseCol. “Your guests will swim back for seconds!”

Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa

Photo by SunnyByrd


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