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The BEST Healthy Mexican Food Recipes


Looking to add more healthy recipes to your menu? Here are 25 Healthy Mexican food recipes to help you stay on track.

Mexican food tends to get a bad rap. Many people associate the cuisine with queso dip, fried taquitos and oversized burritos covered in a creamy sauce. Don’t get me wrong, I love those dishes as much as everyone else, but that’s not what all Mexican food is like.

Mexican food can be very healthy and balanced. It packs a huge punch of flavor, uses lots of fresh and bright ingredients like cilantro, limes, and peppers and is never boring.

To help you see some of the healthy Mexican food recipes you can make at home, I’ve put together a list of my favorite 25 recipes that will get you eating healthy during the week, make wonderful leftovers for lunch the next day and perfect for meal prepping on the weekends.

25 Healthy Mexican Food Recipes

Without further ado, here are some of my favorite healthy Mexican food recipes that will help you feel good from the inside out.

1. Easy Steak Fajitas

These Easy Steak Fajitas are juicy, tender, flavorful and way better than the ones at your favorite Mexican restaurant! Serve them with a healthy dose of peppers and onions, guacamole and plain Greek yogurt or sour cream!

(gluten free, low carb, paleo) 

2. Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

These easy crockpot chicken fajitas are made with only 6 ingredients! Serve them in tacos for an easy weeknight meal or in burrito bowls and salads for a healthy lunch!

(gluten free, low carb, paleo)

3. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

These Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are a favorite Mexican weeknight dinner recipe that’s ready in only 30 minutes. Seasoned chicken breast, bell peppers and onions are baked on one sheet pan all at the same time!

(gluten free, paleo, low carb)

4. Healthy Chicken Nachos

This Healthy Chicken Nachos recipe is made with mini bell peppers instead of tortilla chips and ground chicken for lots of protein.

(gluten free, low carb)

5. Mexican Cauliflower Rice

This Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a delicious and healthy low-carb alternative to traditional Mexican rice. Made with cauliflower, tomatoes, onions, garlic and spices, it’s ready in only 25 minutes.

(gluten free, low carb, paleo, vegan, vegetarian)

6. Easy Guacamole Recipe

This simple and easy guacamole recipe is THE BEST! Ready in only 10 minutes, you can serve it with chips, on a salad, in tacos and on even toast.

(gluten free, low carb, paleo, vegan, vegetarian)

7. Healthy Avocado Salad

This Avocado Salad recipe is a healthy, fresh and insanely addicting side dish perfect for bbqs, potlucks and get togethers! Ready in only 10 minutes.

(gluten free, low carb, paleo, vegan, vegetarian)

8. Easy Carnitas Recipe

Seasoned with oregano, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, and other spices, these Carnitas are juicy and flavorful Mexican pulled pork perfect for tacos, tostadas, salads and more!

(gluten free, low carb, paleo)

9. Carne Asada Recipe

A delicious Carne Asada recipe made from marinated flank or skirt steak and cooked on the grill. Juicy, tender and a great addition to any Mexican meal!

(gluten free, low carb, paleo)

10. Chicken and Green Chile Egg Muffins

These easy, healthy and filling Chicken and Green Chile Egg Muffins are ready in only 30 minutes. It’s perfect for meal prep and breakfast on-the-go.

(gluten free, low carb, paleo)

11. Chipotle Pumpkin Turkey Chili

This Chipotle Pumpkin Turkey Chili recipe is made with pumpkin, sweet potatoes, beans and chipotle peppers for a healthy one pot meal!

(gluten free)

12. Easy Salsa Verde Recipe

This Salsa Verde recipe is one of my favorite salsas ever! It’s so easy to make, packs a huge punch of tangy, zesty flavor and is so versatile, it can be used in countless dishes and recipes.

(gluten free, low carb, paleo, vegan, vegetarian)

13. Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema

Made with a bright and creamy chipotle lime crema made with Greek yogurt and lime juice, these Fish Tacos take only 15 minutes to make!

(gluten free, low carb)

14. Salsa Verde Breakfast Frittata

This Salsa Verde Breakfast Frittata is what breakfast dreams are made of. Topped with a salsa verde yogurt sauce, this recipe is perfect for brunch or meal prep.

(gluten free, low carb, paleo, vegetarian)

15. Taco Soup Recipe

This Taco Soup recipe delivers all the flavor of your favorite ground beef tacos, but in a soup! Serve with your favorite taco toppings and tortilla chips for a little crunch!

(gluten free)

16. Mexican Pico de Gallo Recipe

This Mexican Pico de Gallo recipe is made with fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro and lime juice for a deliciously healthy appetizer! Serve it with chips as a dip or as a topping on tacos, tostadas, burritos and more!

(gluten free, low carb, paleo, vegan, vegetarian)

17. Quinoa Enchilada Bake

This Quinoa Enchilada Bake is packed with good-for-you ingredients like broccoli, bell peppers, onions, black beans and quinoa. It’s healthy, easy to make and filled with lots of veggies!

(gluten free, vegetarian)

18. Easy Black Bean Soup

Made with canned black beans, onions, tomatoes, garlic and lots of spices, this Black Bean Soup is the perfect weekday lunch that will keep you full and focused throughout the afternoon!

(gluten free, vegan, vegetarian)

19. Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower

This Chipotle Cauliflower is slathered in a smoky/spicy/buttery chipotle sauce and roasted to crispy crunchy perfection for the best low carb side dish you’ll ever have!

(gluten free, low carb, paleo, vegetarian)

20. Low Carb Enchilada Cabbage Rolls

These Low Carb Enchilada Cabbage Rolls are made with cabbage leaves instead of tortillas and stuffed with chicken, cheese and green chiles for a healthy weeknight meal!

(gluten free, low carb)

21. Green Enchilada Sauce

This Green Enchilada Sauce recipe is made from roasted green chiles, onions, garlic, and some classic Mexican herbs and spices all in only 20 minutes! It’s easy to make and great for making enchiladas, chilaquiles and more.

(gluten free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian)

22. Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

This Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is ready in only 15 minutes and will help you get more veggies on the table in no time!

(gluten free, low carb, paleo, vegan, vegetarian)

23. Easy Green Chicken Chili

This Easy Green Chicken Chili is a healthy and comforting one pot soup made with salsa verde and white beans. Naturally gluten free, it’s a perfect weeknight meal for the whole family!

(gluten free)

24. Mexican Avocado Tuna Salad

This Tuna Salad combines healthy fat from avocados and lean protein from tuna for a quick and easy mayo-free lunch or snack!

(gluten free, low carb, paleo)

25. Easy Enchilada Sauce

Ready in only 10 minutes, this easy enchilada sauce is super simple to make and requires no dried chiles! All you need are a few staple herbs and spices in your pantry and you’re good to go!

(gluten free, vegan, vegetarian)

My favorite meal prep tools

  • Glass meal prep food containers: These are great for storing and reheating food easily and safely. Unlike plastic containers, these won’t warp and melt. They’re oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.
  • Glass mason jars: They’re perfect for side salads, soups, snacks and healthy sides like quinoa, brown rice and cauliflower rice.
  • Reusable condiment containers: These are leak proof and perfect for dressings, condiments and garnishes that you want to keep separate from the main meal. I like using these for things like guacamole, sour cream/plain Greek yogurt, salad dressing, chopped cilantro, cotija cheese, etc.

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