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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After eight to nine hours without food and water, your body needs something nutritious and filling as its first meal to be able to function and provide energy. Cooking up breakfast and being creative with food every morning is indubitably a task. You can incorporate healthy taco salad in your taco filling to nourish your body and have versatility in your breakfast options. 

Tacos are not seen as the ideal healthy breakfast option because of the misconception that tacos are fat-laden. This is true when it comes to eating tacos at eatery outlets where tacos are immersed in mayonnaise and cheese which can be quite the opposite of healthy eating. But we are here to change your thoughts on tacos! 

Taco Salad
Taco Salad

With tacos, you can have unlimited options and you can pair it up with almost everything and it will still turn out to be one of your favorite breakfast meals. You can also just eat healthy taco salad if you don’t have the shells when rushing to work in the early morning. Read on for some healthy taco salad recipes to try and fall in love with.

Healthy Taco Salad for Gym Goers

Looking to increase your protein intake for your daily gym requirements? We got you. Here is a protein-rich, healthy taco recipe that you have to try. The preparation time takes about 20 minutes.

What you’ll need

  • 500 grams of chicken.
  • Pepper and kosher salt.
  • Lemon juice
  • Thinly sliced cabbage. 
  • Thinly sliced cucumber. 
  • Greek yogurt. 
  • Hot sauce (optional).
  • Thinly sliced onions. 
  • Cilantro.
  • Finely chopped garlic. 
  • Baked taco shells or lettuce wraps. 

Instructions

  • Take a bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of greek yogurt, 1/4th tablespoon of kosher salt, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and pepper depending upon your spice tolerance. Cut the chicken breast into small cube-like pieces and marinate it with the mixture and set it aside for about fifteen minutes and then toss it into the oven at 220 degrees Celsius and let it bake for about 15-20 minutes. 
  • Taco salad recipe - Combine 3-4 cups of cabbage, 1 full cucumber, lemon juice, a pinch of salt, pepper, and mayonnaise or greek yogurt, some finely chopped raw onions, and garlic.
  • Layer the tortilla or the lettuce wrap with chicken and the healthy taco salad and top it off with hot sauce if you like spice. Garnish it with some cilantro.

This recipe is sufficient for 6-8 tacos and the protein intake per taco is about 30 grams. 

Also Read: Best food to eat in the morning

Healthy Taco Recipe for Vegans 

Sick of non-vegetarians and vegetarians having all the fun and eating tacos without restrictions? Well, here is a vegan healthy taco recipe curated specially for all animal lovers. The preparation time for this taco is about 30 minutes. 

What you’ll need

  • 300 grams of black beans. 
  • 2 chilies. 
  • Chili powder.
  • Powdered cumin
  • Dried oregano
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 or 2 Thinly sliced onions. 
  • Salt. 
  • Pepper. 
  • 5-6 garlic cloves. 
  • Nutritional yeast or vegan cheese. 
  • Lettuce. 
  • 2 chopped tomatoes.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Taco shells or lettuce wraps 

Instructions

  • Take a bowl, add chopped onions and tomatoes for the salsa along with a tablespoon of lemon juice, salt, and pepper. 
  • Healthy taco seasoning - Combine chili powder, powdered cumin, dried oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, give it a rough shake and your taco seasoning is ready! 
  • Mix chopped chilies, salt, pepper, garlic cloves, taco seasoning, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, chopped onions, and lettuce with 300 grams of boiled black beans, and your base is ready.
  • Layer the taco shell with black bean mix, salsa, and a dollop of sour cream. 

This recipe is sufficient for 6-8 tacos and the protein intake per taco is about 13 grams. You can also include cilantro in your healthy taco seasoning to amp up the taste. 

Healthy Taco Soup Recipes for Lazy Winter Days

Craving something hot and comforting in the cold winter days? Why not try a healthy taco soup? Way easier to make than tacos, these healthy taco soups are everything you need to survive a winter day. 

What you’ll need

  • Ground meat or soya chunks as a vegetarian option. 
  • Corn.
  • Kidney beans or black beans. 
  • Tomatoes.
  • Garlic.
  • Onion. 
  • Taco seasoning. 
  • Lemon juice. 
  • Salt.
  • Pepper. 
  • Cilantro.
  • Hot sauce (optional). 

Instructions 

  • Heat oil in a vessel on medium flame and saute onions and garlic until the onions are soft and slightly brown. 
  • Add grounded meat of your choice or soya chunks and cook it through until the meat is raw anymore. 
  • When the meat is completely cooked add all the other ingredients and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Make sure it simmers for a good amount of time, this results in the soup being more flavorful. 
  • Serve it hot with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy your healthy taco soup. 
  • Taco toppings - Sour cream, cheese of your choice, taco strips, avocado, lemon juice, salsa, and cilantro.

Taco soups are the best option if you’re craving a bowl of hot nourishing soup on cold winter days. Make yourself some taco soup and enjoy it while you put on your favorite movie or tv show. 

Healthy Taco Bell Options

  • Crunchy taco Mexican paneer - Made with Mexican paneer, salsa, and secret sauces, this taco is one of the healthiest tacos. 
  • Crunchy taco grilled chicken - The filling consists of grilled chicken, salsa, and sauces making it one of the healthy taco bell options.
  • Naked chicken taco - Made with chicken, lettuce, salsa, and a blend of two kinds of cheese this taco is worth a try. 
  • Crunchy taco pinto bean - Rich in protein, this taco is made of pinto beans and salsa along with a zesty sauce to bring it all together. 

If you want to try another healthy taco bell option, here are some non-taco dishes to choose from that will do justice to all your cravings: 

  • 7 layer veg burrito - consists of pinto beans, crispy potato, Mexican seasoned rice, and salsa. 
  • Classic burrito - Consists of seasoned rice and vegetables or chicken as the filling. 
  • Vegstar wrap - Filled with paneer, lettuce, salsa, and sauces, this wrap is a must-have!

When tired and want to relax but also want to eat healthily, lay back and order yourself some tacos from taco bell and enjoy your me-time! 

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