Healthy Mexican Recipes

Tacos, enchiladas, burritos and other Mexican favorites can all be part of a healthy diet. Get the recipes from Food Network.

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Zucchini Enchiladas

No tortillas? No problem. Take advantage of summer's squash bounty and wrap your enchilada filling up in zucchini.

Get the Recipe: Zucchini Enchiladas

Chile-Rubbed Steak Tacos

Make tonight taco night: Serve strips of lean, spiced steak in corn tortillas topped with homemade salsa; serve bowls of shredded cabbage and cilantro on the side as a crunchy add-your-own garnish.

Get the Recipe: Chili-Rubbed Steak Tacos

Chicken Enchiladas

Shredded chicken meat is rolled in corn tortillas, topped with Muenster and baked to cheesy perfection in a simple tomato sauce. A mix of parsley and cilantro is sprinkled on top.

Get the Recipe: Light Chicken Enchiladas

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Grilled, lime-marinated fish is topped with crunchy vegetables and a creamy, spicy low-fat yogurt sauce in Ellie's version of this Tex-Mex favorite.

Get the Recipe: Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Chicken Bean Burrito

This quick burrito starts with store-bought rotisserie chicken. Ellie packs it into a tortilla with avocado and fresh tomatillo salsa for a quick flavor-packed meal.

Get the Recipe: Chicken and Bean Burrito Verde

Vegetarian Burritos

A whole-wheat wrapper and fiber-rich vegetables, brown rice and black beans make this a guilt-free take on the beloved burrito. Reduced-fat cheese is sprinkled on top. The filled tortillas freeze well and can be popped in the microwave for a quick meal.

Get the Recipe: Make-it-don't-buy-it Frozen Vegetarian Burritos

Healthy Chicken Tostada

These chicken tostadas feature boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a bold and flavorful way: marinated and served alongside grilled, tangy tomatillos. Instead of frying tortillas for the base, the chefs at Food Network Kitchens charred them on the grill for a slightly crisp texture and smoky flavor.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Tostadas al Carbon with Grilled Tomatillos and Queso Fresco

Layered Bean Casserole

Layers of beans, cheese and zucchini cover corn tortillas in this Mexican-inspired casserole that cooks up super-fast in the microwave.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Layered Bean Casserole

Pear and Pistachio Guacamole

Pistachios on top of this special guac are a crunchy contrast to the juicy pear and creamy avocado.

Get the Recipe: Pear and Pistachio Guacamole

Shrimp Tacos with Grapefruit Salad

Wrap tortillas around delicate shrimp in chipotle sauce and serve them with a light grapefruit and jicama salad for a fresh take on traditional tacos. 

Get the Recipe: Shrimp Tacos with Grapefruit Salad

Tofu Tacos

Use crunchy cubes of tofu instead of meat in your next taco; pile it into whole-wheat tortillas alongside Greek yogurt sauce and crunchy, tangy slaw.

Get the Recipe: Tofu Tacos

Chicken Fajitas

Marinating chicken and peppers and onions in a highly flavored marinade and then grilling gives it all the flavor without fat. A spiced creamy yogurt sauce and avocado sauce wrapped in a corn tortilla with fresh cilantro keep the fajitas healthy and fresh tasting.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

These protein-packed fajitas cleverly use a foil-lined baking sheet and broiler to make a quick and healthy weeknight meal with easy cleanup.

Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

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22 Healthy Mexican Recipes

Mix up a batch of lightened up margaritas, then cook up a bunch of these fiesta-inspired favorites -- tacos, quesadillas, chili and flan.

Healthier Dining Out: Mexican

Looking forward to your Mexican fiesta with fajitas, tortillas, enchiladas and, of course, margaritas? Mexican restaurants are filled with great food, music and drinks! But you may want to review these tips before heading out to your favorite Mexican joint.

Healthy Microwave Cooking

We’re not talking about zapping frozen entrees. How about real ingredients and healthy meals straight out of the microwave oven!?