25 Healthy Mexican Recipes for any occasion that you can enjoy every day. This list has many recipes to choose from, from soups to chicken tostadas and even fish. This traditional Mexican food collection is healthy and delicious; I hope you enjoy it.
If you are looking to start fresh with a lighter fare of a meal or just new recipes, I have you covered. I selected a few of my favorite healthier dishes to share with you. As you can see in this collection of recipes, you can have stews, soups, and other meals without making too much sacrifice and enjoy Mexican food, from breakfast to dinner.
I believe everything is about moderation, eating the right amount of proteins, vegetables, and carbs. Add lots of vegetables to your dish, either steamed, sautéed, or raw. Enjoy!
Healthy Mexican Food Recipes with Meat
These meat dishes are a great alternative when making good healthy choices. There is a recipe for any occasion, from chicken to pork to beef.
Authentic carne asada recipe with a secret ingredient. The homemade marinade and steak seasoning make a tender and juicy carne asada. Great in steak tacos, burrito bowl, or as a main dish on your next Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
This is the most popular version of chicken tinga all over Mexico, with fewer ingredients but still very tasty! Some of the ingredients are fresh tomatoes, chipotle peppers in adobo, garlic, and parsley. This chicken is perfect for eating as tacos, tostadas, or a taco salad.
One of my favorite healthy Mexican dishes is tostadas, like this classic recipe. Very easy to make, and you can even use baked tostadas to lower the calories and a lot of lettuce.
You can make this dish before summer; turn the broiler or use your stop-top griddle any weeknight. Ribeye chucks with green pepper, onions, and the option of bacon make these skewers a healthy and delicious meal.
Roasted chicken is a weekend favorite in Mexico, like this marinated chicken thighs. You can use the adobo sauce on this link to marinate them. HERE Cook them in your grill or oven.
Salpicón is an easy shredded beef salad that doesn’t require too many skills in the kitchen and includes some of the most common components of a salad, like lettuce, tomato, onion, and a dressing. You will only need the corn tostadas to call this a whole meal.
This meal is loaded with protein; men love it. Carne en su Jugo is a concentrated, flavorful broth of beef meat finely diced and served with beans plus a wide array of toppings served alongside avocado, cilantro, and lime juice. Serve with a huge salad.
It has delicious, comforting food with a lot of flavors. Ingredients like chicken, rice, and vegetables it is all in one bowl. Mexican Chicken soup is a very popular and healthy soup in Mexican cuisine.
The famous green enchiladas with tomatillos and chicken is a delicious and elegant dish perfect for a nice dinner.
This pulled pork recipe in an achiote paste is fantastic and one of the most delicious dishes in Mexican gastronomy. Eat it with corn tortillas and pickled red onions.
Mexican Vegetarian Recipes
For a vegetarian alternative, there are plenty of choices. From soups to enchiladas there is a dish for everyone.
This easy and quick recipe provides a lot of fiber and protein. Top with raw salsa, serve with corn tortillas, and you have a whole meal.
Perfect for a light dinner, you won't believe how flavorful it is! This soup is aromatic and filling, with the spice of guajillo peppers and earthy squash blossoms. The recipe requires chicken broth but can be substituted for vegetables.
Healthy and nutritious enfrijoladas provide protein and very low calories. These Enfrijoladas recipes are deep in black bean sauce and filled with shredded cooked chicken but sometimes are filled with chorizo or just a couple of spoons of crumbled fresh cheese. Serve with a salad or steamed vegetables, and dinner is ready.
The not spicy enchilada! Entomatadas are well-known all throughout Mexico, and it is a wholesome meal that is loved by all the adults and children in my family.
Did you know that corn tortillas are whole grain and gluten-free? Filled with meaty mushrooms and Oaxaca cheese, this mushroom quesadilla is the weeknight dinner we all need on those busy days. I like to eat this quesadilla with salsa, and Mexican crema(sour cream)
I never have leftovers when I make this soup. This is a comforting, healthy, and easy-to-make soup for a satisfying dinner. Give it a try; it's delicious!
This is a simple, easy, and very versatile dish; you can add all of those vegetables in your fridge or basket and have a superb, comforting soup. An excellent soup for lunch or dinner.
Mexican Vegan Recipes
But what if you are looking for a vegetarian and healthy recipe? Well, I have that, too. Check the following vegan recipes. I can guarantee you will find the perfect recipe for you.
Scrambled eggs in salsa are a delicious combination perfect for breakfast or brunch. It is made with very few ingredients, and the best part is that you can use any other salsa, like green salsa, roasted salsa, pasilla, or homemade tomato salsa.
These crispy pan-fried Mexican potatoes are a classic and budget-friendly recipe that can be served as a side dish or main meal for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner!
This Mexican zucchini and corn (calabacitas con elote) is a fun and easy recipe. The corn adds sweetness and texture to this dish- It's very delicious. This Mexican side dish takes less than half an hour from start to finish! Try these dishes in tacos using warm corn tortillas.
This gluten-free and vegan-friendly soup is incredible. A creamy and chunky soup your little ones will love. The perfect hearty soup to end your weekend.
For something sweet, try Making baked sweet potatoes with honey is a quick and easy recipe that can be served at any dinner.
Healthy Mexican Food Recipes with Fish
Another whole meal in a pot. Add warm rice or corn tortillas, and you are all set for dinner.
This fish with salsa is quick and easy, taking only 30 minutes. How easy is that? Either steamed or pan-fried, top it with salsa.
These Chipotle Shrimp Tacos make for a tasty summer dish that is quick and easy. Adding the adobo sauce from the canned chipotle peppers adds a kick of flavor to the shrimp.
Homemade green cactus juice for a healthy and refreshing drink to enjoy this summer! This green juice is super simple to make, and all you need are 4 ingredients to make it.
More Mexican Recipes To Enjoy
There are so many other options here in the recipe section of the blog. Here are a few more suggestions:
Take care and enjoy!