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8 Healthy Recipes to Satisfy Your Taco Addiction

First Posted: Feb 23, 2016 06:15 AM EST
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Tacos are a quick and addictive Mexican faire. You can pack on the pounds if you're not careful, so we created a list of 8 healthy taco recipes to try at home, especially if you're having them regularly.

1.) Roasted Portobello Soft Tacos

Portobello mushrooms are widely known as a great meat substitute and with good reason. They have zero cholesterol and glucose-lowering properties -- that's good news for those who are watching their weight and blood sugar. This is vegetarian recipe from Palatable Pastime takes only 20 minutes to make and cook.

2.) Shredded Chicken Tacos with Tomatillo Sauce

If you fancy having chicken in your tacos and a complete meal that is doable in less than 30 minutes, give this recipe from The Domestic Front a try. It is perfectly okay to use leftover cooked chicken in this dish, too.

3.) Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro Lime Creama

Cauliflower has boomed in popularity in the best vegetable contest simply because it is becoming known that it is packed with an impressive array of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Roasting it with nutritionally dense chickpeas make this dish from Relish the Bite a whole lot healthier, too. If you're not a fan of sour cream sauce, you can substitute it with Greek yogurt.

4.) Spicy Tofu Tacos

Tofu is another great meat substitute and it is loaded with protein, too. The great thing about using it in this recipe from Dieplicious is it absorbs the flavors really well and gives off the spicy goodness in every bite.

5.) Blackened Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

If you love seafood tacos, this blackened tilapia fish recipe from Recipe Rebuild will surely delight you. Tilapia is a white fish with mild flavors so it won't overpower the goodness of the guacamole and vegetables that you choose for toppings.

6.) Pulled-Pork Tacos

Indulge yourself once in a while and treat yourself to this satisfying dish from Health. The secret to making tender pulled pork is slow cooking it. This recipe makes use of an uncanny ingredient that makes a whole lot of difference to your taco dining experience -- unsweetened cocoa. It adds a bit of edge to the flavors of the pork.

7.) Shrimp Tacos with Corn Salsa

The secret to this dish from My Recipes is to grill the shrimp instead of outright cooking it in a skillet. The addition of sour cream, greens and guacamole helps bring it together for a party in your mouth.

8.) Fruity Dessert Tacos

Tacos are not only savory dishes -- they can be desserts, too. This recipe from Taste of Home takes eating fresh fruit to the next level by adding the zing of jalapeño in cinnamon-and-sugar dusted tortillas.

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