Ask The Muscle Cook: Healthy Mexican Recipes

Fitness nutrition doesn't have to be the same ol' boiled chicken breasts and broccoli. I can help you turn plain into amazing and delicious.

I love making Mexican food, but I'm not sure it fits into my fitness goals. Can you tell me a few healthy Mexican recipes

I do have a few recipes that are "Mexican" style, but they aren't the cheesy, gooey, greasy Tex-Mex you find at a restaurant. These two Mexican recipes are a great diet addition for those trying to satisfy a craving while staying on track with their macronutrient goals.

These meals are healthy enough that I don't even consider them cheat foods. These can be everyday meals to include in a muscle-building diet.

Chicken Quesadillas

  1. In a bowl, combine cooked chicken, salsa and lettuce.
  2. Spread the sour cream on one tortilla, then top with the chicken mixture.
  3. Sprinkle with cheddar and top with the remaining tortilla.
  4. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, over low heat, cook the quesadilla until light brown, usually about 3 minutes each side. Turn carefully with a wide spatula.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Quesadillas
Amount per serving
Calories 311
Total Fat 7g
Total Carb 33g
Protein 29g

Chicken Quesadillas PDF (55.6 KB)

Beef Fajitas

  1. Cook the beef strips in a large non-stick skillet. Set aside.
  2. In the same skillet over medium heat, add the onions, green peppers, and red peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes or until tender.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the broth, lime juice, soy sauce, honey, cornstarch, garlic, and cumin; mix well to dissolve the cornstarch.
  4. Add broth mixture to the skillet and stir constantly for 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  5. Add the beef and stir to combine.
  6. Microwave the tortillas for 1 minute, or until warm.
  7. Divide the beef mixture and lettuce among the tortillas. Top with the guacamole and salsa.
  8. Roll up the tortillas to enclose the filling. Scarf!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 8 Fajitas
Amount per serving
Calories 257
Total Fat 9g
Total Carb 24g
Protein 20g

Beef Fajitas PDF (57.6 KB)

Both recipes from Anabolic Cooking

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