Best Ever Healthy Fish Tacos with Tangy Slaw – 80 Twenty Nutrition

Best Ever Healthy Fish Tacos with Tangy Slaw

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Why can’t every night be taco night? Tacos make a great meal for a crowd whether it’s family or friends, adults or kids. You can cook up your fish and prep the tangy slaw and then lay out all warm tortillas and a variety of toppings for a do-it-yourself taco bar everyone will love! My current obsession is fish tacos because 1) they remind me of being in California or Mexico and 2) they’re a healthy protein option that pairs perfectly with lime and crisp veggies. So refreshing yet total comfort food at the same time. I hope you love my Best Ever Healthy Fish Tacos with Tangy Slaw as much as I do!

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Tips to Make Healthier Tacos

Check out how I make healthy tacos and turn a meal that could easily be high calorie and low in nutrients to one that’s on the lighter side and loaded with fiber, protein, heart-healthy fats and phytochemicals. And you know I never compromise on flavor!

The Best Healthy Taco Toppings

You can pretty much put anything on a taco you want to and that’s the beauty of them. Here are just a few of my favorite toppings:

  • Lettuce
  • Cabbage
  • Tomato
  • Red onion
  • Radishes
  • Avocado or guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Pico de gallo
  • Plain Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream)
  • Sriracha
  • Fresh lime juice (this really is the best way to brighten up those flavors before eating your taco)
  • Crumbled light feta cheese
  • Jalapenos (fresh or pickled)

What’s your go-to for toppings? Anything key I’m missing?

Now to the ultimate fish tacos…

Best Ever Healthy Fish Tacos with Tangy Slaw - Gluten Free, Dairy Free - best healthy fish taco recipes - Christy Brissette media registered dietitian nutritionist in Chicago - president of 80 Twenty Nutrition
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When you’re choosing which fish to get, you can go for higher omega-3s by choosing oily fish such as salmon, trout or tuna.

If you’d rather have white fish tacos, Alaskan pollock, rockfish, sole and halibut work perfectly in this recipe.

Best Ever Healthy Fish Tacos with Tangy Slaw

Best Ever Healthy Fish Tacos with Tangy Slaw - Gluten Free, Dairy Free - best healthy fish taco recipes - Christy Brissette media registered dietitian nutritionist in Chicago - president of 80 Twenty Nutrition
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Ready for the most delicious fish tacos this side of the border? I see plenty of taco nights in your future!

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Best Ever Healthy Fish Tacos with Tangy Slaw

These fabulously fresh fish tacos are the perfect balance of tangy, spicy, savory and sweet. They're gluten-free, dairy-free and served on warm whole grain corn tortillas. Why can't every night be taco night?
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Tacos

  • 1 1/2 pounds fish filets (Alaskan pollock, rockfish, sole or halibut work well)
  • 1 tsp cumin , ground
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • sprinkle Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp Avocado oil
  • 8 small corn tortillas (whole grain)

Tangy Slaw

  • 2 cups cabbage , shredded (purple or mix of purple and green)
  • 2 carrots , grated
  • 1/2 cup cilantro , minced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 lime , zest and juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Avocado oil
  • pinch salt

Toppings

  • 1 avocado , sliced or diced
  • 1 tomato , diced
  • 1/2 Red onion diced
  • 1 lime , cut into wedges

Optional Toppings

  • Sour cream
  • sriracha
  • Queso (or light feta cheese)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375. In a medium bowl, combine the taco seasonings (cumin, paprika, salt and pepper).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the fish on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer and drizzle both sides with avocado oil. Sprinkle both sides with the seasoning.
  • Bake the fish for 20 minutes and broil for 5 minutes to finish.
  • To make the slaw, combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Warm up the corn tortillas in a large skillet or on a griddle over medium heat. Assemble the tacos by topping each tortilla with the fish, slaw and toppings of your choice. Squeeze some lime over the taco. Enjoy!
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