Sunday, October 13, 2013

Healthy Mexican Recipes

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As I recently discovered, I am addicted to Mexican food. How did I discover this you ask? Welp, after being out of the country on my honeymoon, the first, second, third and fourth meals I proceeded to eat were all Mexican. TC actually had to tell me we needed to cool our jets on the Mexican for a little bit. That was a sad day.

But I digress. Mexican cuisine, while delish, isn't the most healthy of things to eat. If I wanted to continue to eat it for every meal, something was going to have to change. My mission became clear- find healthier versions of my favorite Mexican dishes. Luckily Pinterest (follow my food board here) is ripe with these recipes so today I want to share with you three of my favorite recipes.


Summer squash, zucchini, corn, asparagus, garlic, shallot and cumin. YUM!

Roasted Vegetable Tacos
Holy eff these are amazing. I modified this recipe the following ways:
  • Removed the avocado cream sauce, not necessary and a fair amount of fat/carbs
  • Added asparagus bc I had it in my fridge haha, it was a great addition
  • Used these corn tortillas from La Tortilla Factory
  • While I was cool with just veggies, my husband is a carnivore, so he whipped up a half batch of this jalapeƱo pulled chicken in our new crock pot and added that. He was in heaven.
  • Covered that sucker in Tapatio. Spicy and delicious.
The jalapeno pulled chicken just cooking away in our crock pot.

Lettuce Cup Tacos
A spin on your more traditional tacos, this recipe allows you to use your calories/carbs/points for all the goodies inside the taco instead of using them on the tortilla. I've shared the recipe here. I usually roll with faux taco meat, beans, jalapenos and cheese in mine. So so good.

Apologies for the iPhone photo- I was in a hurry to eat!


Zucchini Enchiladas 
I'll admit, I was skeptical when I first saw this recipe but honestly I just really wanted enchiladas so I gave it a try. UM they are amazing. So creamy and yummy you forget you are even trying to eat healthy, which is a mission I fully support. Here is the recipe from Skinnytaste.


I hope you all give at least one of these recipes a try. They are all truly divine!


Xo J

4 comments:

  1. I'm going to have to try these out. I seriously could eat Mexican every single day and still want more. It's just so so yummy!

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  2. Mexican is my weakness–I can't let myself have it too often or I'll go completely overboard!

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  3. I dare say there is nothing better than roasted zucchini and squash!

    XO

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  4. Those enchiladas look delicious! Thanks for the new recipe:)

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