11. Low Carb Mexican Casserole
A casserole is a dinnertime classic, and this Mexican variation is a sensational take on the dish. Whether it’s for Cinco de Mayo or just another night that needs some extra flair, this is one of the Mexican low-carb recipes you’ll be able to turn to again and again. All of your favorite Mexican flavors are mixed and baked to perfection in one dish and it’s also vegetarian-friendly! Cauliflower serves as the main filling alongside white onion, diced red bell pepper and jalapeño, tomatoes and seasoned with cumin and chili powder- a perfect blend of Mexican tastes. Sprinkle with avocado slices for the perfect final touch and bonus flavorful addition.
12. Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken
El pollo plays a large part in Mexican cuisine and this slow cooker Mexican chicken is one of the fundamental low-carb recipes you’ll need, since it can be used in everything from casseroles, burritos, tacos, nachos and more. This go-to chicken can be done a hundred different ways, but this recipe spices it up with cilantro, tomatoes, green chilies, salsa, garlic, onions and more. It’s flavorful enough to add the perfect Mexican taste to any dish, but diverse enough to work for a variety of dishes. It’s easy-prep gives you a meat that’s freeze-ahead ready and a must-know when collecting low-carb foods that are as healthy as they are flavorful. You also really can’t beat the prep time- everything is ready to cook in a matter of minutes!
13. Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This casserole is one of those delicious low-carb Mexican recipes that will have you so satisfied that you won’t even notice it’s low carb- seriously, close your eyes and see if you can tell!. This recipe is not only stuffed full of the cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory qualities of cauliflower, but it is also loaded with the decadent flavor of cheese and creamy goodness. Using frozen cauliflower florets and a rotisserie chicken, this mouth-watering, healthy meal can be prepared in just five minutes. This meal is light on prep work, which makes it easy to include in your low carb lifestyle. The slight Mexican flavors will surely be a hit as well.
14. Baked Chicken Chimichangas
If you think chimichangas from the local Mexican food truck are to die for, wait till you try this baked rendition. They are a healthy twist on the Mexican classic and practically overflowing with flavor, from the thick interior of Mexican shredded chicken, cheese, salsa and onions to the dollop (or three) of sour cream, guacamole and diced tomatoes on top. These tasty Mexican classics bake in under half an hour, which means including prep time, you can be well on your way to Mexican food paradise in about an hour. Baking is also much healthier than the typical friend chimichanga making this recipe a double win. They’re also extremely fun to make, so why not make a family night out of it or invite some of your girlfriends over for a fun, chimichanga-fueled fiesta?
15. Low Carb Mexican Chicken Soup
Mexican soup is some of the best because it’s such a nice change of pace from the thin broths and hearty stews we’re accustomed to. This soup is thick and filling but offers a unique combination of texture from the northern and pinto beans medley and freshly chopped jalapeño pepper and flavor from the chicken-based broth. You have probably never had such a complex broth before! The shredded chicken and beans make this soup filling enough to serve as a meal on its own, and the dashes of cayenne pepper, cumin and cilantro add a delectable Mexican flavor that’s all topped off with a sprinkling of your favorite Mexican cheese blend (yay for cheese!)
16. Mexican Pizza
Take two of every foodie’s biggest weaknesses, put them together and you get this Mexican pizza that is off-the-scale yummy and a ball to put together. Low-carb foods like this pizza offer you the chance to indulge without having to sacrifice your diet, and an extra bonus is the fact this pizza can be done in a number of ways to suit your tastes and to keep it fresh and new every time you make it. The basic recipe calls for Pace salsa in lieu of traditional marinara, swaps out your mozzarella for cheddar and features festive Mexican topics like olives, tomatoes and cilantro. A pound of lean ground beef laid beneath the layer of cheese gives sustenance, while the thin crust makes it perfect for dipping into your favorite salsa or topping with a spoonful of homemade guacamole or sour cream. What other toppings will you try?
17. Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Poblanos
These delicious poblanos are a great addition to your arsenal of low-carb Mexican recipes. This recipe is chock-full of tasty of tomatoes, which are full of lycopene and great for prostate health, and chicken, with its lean protein power and great flavor. This recipe also packs a delicious punch with scallions, fresh sour cream, and two types of cheese. Packed into a poblano pepper, this dish makes a gorgeous presentation that is also bursting with flavor to make it easy for everyone at your table to enjoy Mexican food and stick to a low carb diet. A true low carb perfect meal.
18. Fajita-Style Quesadillas
You can have the best of both worlds with these sizzling fajita-style quesadillas. This is one low-carb food that’s party-ready with perfectly dip-worthy grilled tortillas filled with Monterey Jack cheese, fresh cilantro, sweet green and serrano peppers. In addition to being perfect to eat plain or dipped into some fresh salsa, this is one of the low-calorie Mexican recipes that work any time of day, for any occasion and can please just about everybody with its healthy ingredients and delicious, cheesy taste. Add a few eggs for a breakfast version or up the meat for dinner- you choose! Send them to school with the kids, enjoy with a margarita or serve up a platter in the summertime alongside some grilled Mexican corn.
Even those counting carbs need to satisfy their sweet tooth now and again. These Mexican chocolate stuffed strawberries will hit the spot tenfold. As if chocolate-covered strawberries aren’t good enough, this gluten-free recipe kicks things up a notch by covering them in a chocolate sauce seasoned with chipotle powder and filling the berries themselves to the brim with a fluffy chocolate pastry cream. Sweet, a little spicy and a touch of salt means that these will satisfy every craving you have. A no carb Mexican recipe is hard to come by, but these berries are pretty close with just 3.5 carbs per serving. Arrange these on a dish for a romantic dessert, or just treat yourself and whip up a batch to eat in bed with a good book.
20. Mexican Breakfast Cups
Have you ever wanted to start your day with Mexican food? Well now you can! You can start your day off with a kick with these grab-and-go Mexican breakfast cups. Cheese, corn, black beans and avocados meet the American breakfast staple bacon in a whisked egg mixture that is baked into muffin-sized delights that you can take with you on the road or bring along to the office for an afternoon snack. Be warned though. After your co-workers get a glimpse, they’ll be dying to try it themselves. Pass this recipe along!
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