12 Best Healthy Taco Recipes for Weight Loss

Kiersten Hickman
·4 mins read

When Tuesday rolls around, we all know it's time to break out the margaritas and make some tacos! Tacos are one of the easiest meals to make, especially for a crowd. These taco recipes will have you celebrating Taco Tuesday with your family in no time (and of course you can celebrate any night of the week with these easy dinner ideas—why limit yourself to just one night, am I right?).

Make sure to prep a jar of homemade taco seasoning before you start. Once you have taco seasoning ready to go, you can essentially make any version your heart desires, whether you want a beef, chicken, pork, steak, fish, or vegetarian taco!

Choose from the 12 taco recipes here, and get cooking!

1

Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos

Four pork carnitas tacos on a plate
Four pork carnitas tacos on a plate

If you're looking to feed a crowd (with minimal effort), this slow cooker pork carnitas recipe is absolutely perfect. The secret ingredient? Freshly squeezed oranges! The orange juice adds a tanginess to the pork that you won't be able to resist.

Get our recipe for Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos.

2

Shrimp Tacos With Pickled Onions

Close up of shrimp tacos
Close up of shrimp tacos

Mixing roasted, marinated shrimp with some pickled onions will remind you of the sweet taste of a bowl of ceviche. This shrimp taco recipe also calls for a crema, which is sour cream mixed with some other additive. In this case, it's lime juice and Sriracha.

Get our recipe for Shrimp Tacos With Pickled Onions.

3

Eggs and Bacon Breakfast Tacos

breakfast tacos recipe on a plate
breakfast tacos recipe on a plate

Breakfast for dinner? Count us in! This eggs and bacon breakfast taco recipe is a classic staple—both for breakfast and dinner.

Get our recipe for Eggs and Bacon Breakfast Tacos.

4

Sweet Potato and Spicy Chorizo Tacos

sweet potato and chorizo taco recipe
sweet potato and chorizo taco recipe

If you're looking for something sweet and spicy, this sweet potato and spicy chorizo taco is the perfect one for you! You can even make this one a vegetarian taco by using soy chorizo instead.

Get our recipe for Sweet Potato and Spicy Chorizo Tacos.

5

Chicken Tacos With Roasted Red Peppers

Chicken red pepper taco recipe on a plate
Chicken red pepper taco recipe on a plate

Spruce up your usual chicken taco with some creative toppings! This chicken taco recipe has corn salsa and roasted red peppers, which are much easier to make than you think.

Get our recipe for Chicken Tacos With Roasted Red Peppers.

6

Beef Tacos

beef taco recipe
beef taco recipe

You can't go wrong with a classic beef taco for Taco Tuesday! Instead of buying soft tortillas, grab a box of hard shell tortillas and all of your favorite go-to taco toppings.

Get our recipe for Beef Tacos.

RELATED: Easy, healthy, 350-calorie recipe ideas you can make at home.

7

Fish Tacos With Tilapia and Avocado

Three fish tacos on a plate
Three fish tacos on a plate

Craving some fish tacos, but don't feel like having a deep-fried fish fillet? Make some fish tacos at home by roasting tilapia in the oven instead! Top with some pico de gallo and slices of avocado, and it's bound to be one of your favorite taco recipes of all time.

Get our recipe for Fish Tacos With Tilapia and Avocado.

8

Steak Tacos

Steak tacos with pico de gallo on a green plate.
Steak tacos with pico de gallo on a green plate.

Bored of always making your usual tacos? Switch things up by grabbing a flank steak instead of ground beef and make this steak taco! Steak cooks much faster than ground beef, so if you're tight on time and looking for something quick to make, this would be the fastest to make out of all of these taco recipes.

Get our recipe for Steak Tacos.

9

Rotisserie Chicken Tacos with Salsa Verde

Chicken tacos with salsa verde
Chicken tacos with salsa verde

Have some leftover rotisserie chicken from dinner the other night? Use the leftovers and throw together some tacos! You could even make this into enchiladas or burritos, all with delicious salsa verde.

Get our recipe for Rotisserie Chicken Tacos with Salsa Verde.

10

Breakfast Tacos With Bacon and Spinach

Breakfast tacos with bacon and spinach
Breakfast tacos with bacon and spinach

A twist to the classic bacon and egg taco, this breakfast taco is packed with some extra vegetables! Adding spinach and mushroom gives your taco even more volume, and sneaks in some extra nutrients—either at breakfast or dinner.

Get our recipe for Breakfast Tacos With Bacon and Spinach.

11

Spicy Tuna and Avocado Fish Tacos

Paleo seared tuna tacos
Paleo seared tuna tacos

Not a fan of tilapia or shrimp? Make some fish tacos with seared tuna instead! Not only does the combination of silky rare tuna and creamy avocado fit a boatload of healthy fat into the palm of your hand, but the flavors are tough to beat, especially when crowned with a spicy slaw and the tang of a few pickled onions.

Get our recipe for Spicy Tuna and Avocado Fish Tacos.

12

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

black bean and sweet potato tacos
black bean and sweet potato tacos

Attention, vegetarians! This taco is perfect for you. Mix together some black beans and sweet potato for a delicious vegetarian taco alternative for Taco Tuesday. Topped with sweet peppers, onions, and queso fresco, this taco is bound to be your new favorite go-to.

Get our recipe for Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos.