According to Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Editor for Eating Well, summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh produce because “there’s an abundance of fresh, delicious and healthy choices. Better yet: many of summer’s fruits and vegetables are brimming with secret health benefits.” For example, corn is at its best during the summer and it is loaded with antioxidants and sweet summer tomatoes contain lycopene, which can protect your skin from sunburn.
Bottom line: if you want to indulge in your favorite taco recipes, but you also want to rock your bathing suit with no regrets, then you need to find taco recipes that are tasty (so you’ll eat them and feel satisfied) but are also low in fat and loaded with nutrient-rich ingredients (so you can enjoy them guilt-free). Here are 8 summer taco recipe ideas you need to try, and we guarantee your family, your friends, and your abs will thank you.
Soft Tacos With Spicy Chicken
What makes these tacos so tasty is the chicken, which is marinated in spices and vinegar overnight so the chicken is moist and full of flavor when you cook it. The chicken will fall off the bone and is so good that it doesn’t need all the toppings that can add hidden calories (think sour cream and cheese). Some fresh cilantro, salsa, and if you want a dollop guacamole are perfect on top of the chicken and at only 225 calories a serving you can dig in without the guilt.