5 Brilliant Ways to Build a Better Taco

tofu taco

Breaking news in the No-More-Excuses Department: Even tacos can be healthy when you prepare them the right way. Step 1: Try these recipes. Step 2: Never look back.

1. Tofu Tacos (above, from Food Network Magazine)
Yep, you heard that right: tofu. If there’s one thing cooks love/lament about this plain-Jane bean curd, it’s that it adopts the flavor of whatever it’s paired with. And when you pair it with taco seasoning and pan-fry it with a little olive oil, well, you’ve got yourself the perfect taco filling.

2. Chili-Rubbed Steak Tacos
It’s okay to give red meat the green light! When nothing but a steak taco will do the trick, a leaner cut of meat, like top sirloin, goes a long way. Sprinkle it with a homemade seasoning rub of garlic, chili powder, cinnamon, salt and cayenne pepper — and don’t plan on leftovers.

3. Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream
Sure, a dollop of rich, cooling sour cream never killed anyone, but try blending nonfat yogurt with a bit of mayonnaise for a topping you don’t need to feel guilty about. Add a touch of smokiness from chipotle to the alterna-cream and then be sure to give it prime placement …read more