Clean Eating Tacos

These Clean Eating Tacos are the perfect healthier alternative to regular tacos. Keep Taco Tuesdays healthy with this easy upgrade! Shhhh.... nobody will know!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Calories 265 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 1/4 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 medium red onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 can tomato sauce (low sodium - no sugar added)
  • lettuce (chopped)
  • tomatoes (chopped)
  • onions (chopped)
  • cheese (shredded)
  • guacamole (see recipe link above)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Cook your meat in a non-stick pan using olive oil, or, if you really want to do away with the fat, use a bit of chicken broth. You can even use this method in a cast iron pan if you don't like or have a non-stick version.

  2. Stir in the spices and tomato sauce.

  3. Prepare the rest of the ingredients for toppings.

  4. Stuff your shells and serve!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information here is based on a little over 1/4 of the recipe per person. It will give you approximately 2 tacos per serving if using a corn taco shell. Data here does not reflect the shell or the toppings. It is for the meat filling only.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Tacos
Amount Per Serving (0.25 the meat mixture)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 1028mg45%
Potassium 1181mg34%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 3685IU74%
Vitamin C 11.9mg14%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.