11 Mexican Inspired Recipes—450 Calories or Less!

Demi Tsasis
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11 Mexican Inspired Recipes—450 Calories or Less!

Mexican cuisine makes for a fun, family-friendly dinner. Try one of these healthy recipes—they all come in at under 450 calories per serving!

Tasty Tacos

1. Southwestern Breakfast Tacos | The Wheatless Kitchen: These tacos come together in just 15 minutes, and they’re completely customizable. Feel free to make the recipe your own by tweaking the taco ingredients to your household’s liking.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 247; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 212mg; Sodium: 78mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 10g

2. Roasted Pork Tenderloin Tacos | Cooking Light: These tacos are topped with a thick and slightly tangy Mexican crema (or sour cream) for a cooling finish.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 362; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 2g;
Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 82mg; Sodium: 4238mg; Total Carbohydrates: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugars: 4g; Protein: 28g

3. Mahi Mahi Tacos with Corn & Tomato Salsa | Cook Smarts: These tacos feature an amazing yet simple spice blend seasoning. The fish is oven baked, making this dish the perfect quick and healthy weeknight dinner.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 315; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 83g; Sodium: 440mg; Total Carbohydrate: 40g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugars: 7g; Protein: 25g

4. Grilled Fish Tacos & Honey Dijon Cabbage | Eating Bird Food: These tacos will surely satisfy with over 16 grams of protein each. Known for its anti-inflammatory and protective properties, we say bring on the cabbage slaw!

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 435; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 587mg; Total Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 49g

5. Marinated Mushroom + Sweet Potato Tacos | Dietitian Debbie Dishes: Portobello mushrooms and sweet potatoes make for a filling taco packed with flavor and fiber. This dish is a good source of Vitamin A, potassium, magnesium, and iron.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 271; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 195mg; Total Carbohydrate: 43g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugars: 11g; Protein: 6g

6. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos | Cook Smarts: Sauteéd sweet potatoes make a perfect, hearty filling for a taco when you want a quick and easy meat-free meal. These tacos are chock-full of fiber and protein and are perfect for a last-minute weekday dinner.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 439; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 685mg; Carbohydrate: 75g; Dietary Fiber: 17g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 14g

Easy Enchiladas

7. Cheesy Veggie Enchiladas | The Honour System: Whole wheat tortillas are stuffed with a savory mixture of Ricotta, spinach, garlic and brown rice. To kick up the flavor, they’re topped with a spiced up Cheddar cheese and salsa before baking.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 420; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 12g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 52mg; Sodium: 797mg; Total Carbohydrate: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 20g

8. Chicken Enchiladas | Skinnytaste: Stuffed tortillas smothered in a spicy sauce topped with melted cheese. The best part of these tasty Chicken Enchiladas is that they’re under 200 calories each!

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 194; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 27mg; Sodium: 640mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 5g; Protein 18g

Lunch Friendly Burrito Bowl

9. Chicken & Black Bean Burrito Bowls | 24 Carrot Lift: We’ve found a great make-ahead lunch to bring with you on the go. For an easy vegan option, skip the chicken and add tofu or tempeh for protein instead.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 397; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 417mg; Total Carbohydrates: 48g; Dietary Fiber: 14g; Sugars: 8g; Protein: 23g

Protein-Packed Guacamole

10. Black Bean Guacamole | The Lean Green Bean: A twist on traditional guacamole, this dip is filled with fiber-rich black beans and protein-packed Greek yogurt, plus heart-healthy fats from the avocados.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 123; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 39mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 5g

Easy Homemade Tortillas

11. 4-Ingredient Whole Wheat Tortillas | The Lean Green Bean: Flour, oil, salt, water––that’s all you need to make these easy, 100% whole wheat tortillas! No need for all those extra ingredients and preservatives found in packaged wraps.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 145; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 221mg; Carbohydrate: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 4g

About the Author

Demi Tsasis
Demi Tsasis

Demi is the marketing coordinator for MyFitnessPal. She’s an avid home chef, photographer and dog lover. When she isn’t whipping up Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with produce from her urban garden, she can be found walking her dog, shopping, or attending group fitness classes in her Oakland, CA neighborhood. Check her out on Instagram to see what she’s up to.

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