Beyond the Beef Taco

By: Carolyn Malcoun  |  Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Some people have pasta night every week, but the one thing you’re guaranteed to find on my weekly menu is “Taco Night.”
This is a throwback to childhood, as we had crunchy tacos—the kind that came in a box complete with the seasoning packet to doctor up ground beef, taco sauce and shells—almost every week. But now I don’t discriminate; I love them all: fish tacos, chicken tacos, steak tacos, vegetarian tacos, even easy egg tacos for breakfast!
Are you ready to shake up your taco-night routine? Give one of these healthy taco recipes a try.
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First, a Beef Taco Recipe
The EatingWell Taco
is my go-to when I want a basic crunchy beef taco. The problem with buying the boxed kits is the seasoning mix is super-high in sodium. Making your own allows you to control sodium for a healthier beef taco recipe.
 
Fantastic Fish Tacos
Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Tomato & Avocado Salsa
: I love fish tacos and this recipe is as good as it gets!
 
Stellar Steak Tacos
Korean Steak & Mushroom Tacos with Kimchi
: Think beyond the traditional taco profile and give these tacos a whirl. The spicy, pickled flavor and crunchy texture of kimchi, the Korean cousin to sauerkraut, is just right on these Korean steak-and-mushroom tacos.
 
Company-Worthy Chicken Tacos
Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes
: Charring tomatoes in a hot, dry skillet makes them smoky and flavorful; in combination with fresh herbs and spices, they elevate this dish from “everyday” to “ta-da!” Serve the tacos with reduced-fat sour cream.
 
Yummy Vegetarian Tacos
Bean & Butternut Tacos with Green Salsa
: These vegetarian tacos, filled with beans and roasted butternut squash, are super-tasty.
 
Don’t Forget Tacos for Breakfast!
Quick Breakfast Taco
: A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, the breakfast taco made with reduced-fat Cheddar and egg substitute is a satisfying and healthy breakfast option.