Low Calorie Fish Tacos

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Cooking | 0 comments

Low Calorie Fish Tacos

Husband has lost nearly 50 pounds in the past three months, primarily by counting calories. I’m sure carrying children up and down mountains is helping, but mostly he’s just watching what he eats. I’m so proud of him. He has worked really hard.

I want to support his efforts so I’m making an attempt to cook low calorie meals, but it doesn’t come easy for me. I was raised in a home where dinner involved a roux, or a cream sauce, or a healthy helping of butter. I like my food to taste good. Plus, you can really only eat so much grilled chicken and salad before that meal drives you to do something drastic, like eat a whole pizza by yourself or fire up your deep fryer instead of your grill.

I have been on a mission to cook new and interesting meals that are tasty, different, filling, and low calorie. This one was all of the above, AND it came in at just 280 calories a serving!

Low Calorie Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream


1 lb Coho salmon fillet (or you can substitute any fish of your choice)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder

Preheat broiler. Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder in a small bowl. Place fish skin side down on a baking sheet and sprinkle evenly with seasoning mix, then gently rub in seasoning. Broil fish until opaque in center, about 10 minutes. Remove fish from skin and flake with a fork.

Cabbage with Chipotle Cream:

1 head green cabbage
1/2 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
Juice of 1 lime
2-4 canned chipotle peppers, minced

Slice cabbage very thin. Combine Greek yogurt, lime juice, and chipotle peppers to make chipotle cream, then toss with cabbage to combine.

Serve fish and cabbage with chipotle cream in corn tortillas (which are lower calorie than flour), topped with guacamole* and salsa.

Serves 4
Calories per serving of 2 tacos: 280
* guacamole adds extra calories – topped with guacamole I calculated each serving of 2 tacos at 350 calories




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