Taco night is always a hit in our house. I honestly don’t know who enjoys it more: the kids or the adults. They are easy to make, fun to assemble and everyone can customize them to their own preferences. With so many options for toppings and ingredients, it’s simple to keep these healthy and interesting week to week. The key is to think outside the box, using unique fillings and toppings to create different flavors. If a more classic taco is your preference, there are still some simple swaps you can make to up the health factor. The following six recipes provide a variety of options and flavors. You can mix and match the elements of each that work best for you and your family.
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1. Crock Pot Chicken Tacos: These classic shredded chicken tacos require almost no prep time. They are very approachable for kids and adults will love the flavors. Serve in whole wheat tortillas with your favorite veggies.
2. Turkey Tacos with Veggies: Give your tacos a healthy kick by substituting ground turkey and replacing half of the meat with diced veggies. Chop them finely and your kids may not even notice!
3. Pulled Pork Tacos: If you haven’t tried pork tenderloin in your slow cooker yet- you really should! This recipe is a perfect start. Leftover filling would also be great on salads or in wraps.
4. Spaghetti Squash Tacos: Spaghetti squash is amazing and this recipe is a great way to introduce it to your kids. This delicious and vegetarian option is a great way to spice up your meatless Monday!
5. Blackened Fish Tacos: I love restaurant fish tacos but have always been intimidated to try them at home. This recipe is simple and would make a delish light summer meal.
6. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps: Lettuce wraps are a tasty and refreshing way to reduce carbs and calories. This recipe also includes a homemade seasoning mixture for those looking to limit the sodium found in store bought varieties.