Healthy Crispy Fish Taco Recipe

Aug 9 2016

Your Fish Is Our Command

It's hard to resist the fried fish tacos on the menu, but those things are loaded with fatty calories! Let's make a deal: When you're out, choose the grilled fish tacos; when you're home, make this tasty (and healthy!) fried fish taco swap...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Crispy Fish Taco Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (2 tacos): 303 calories, 6.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 489mg sodium, 35g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 26g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 7*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 6*

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes


1/4 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. + a dash of salt

1/8 tsp. + a dash of black pepper

8 oz. raw cod, cut into 4 even pieces

2 tbsp. egg whites (about 1 large egg's worth) or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1 tbsp. lime juice

1 tsp. honey

3/4 cup shredded cabbage or bagged coleslaw mix

2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

1 tbsp. seeded and chopped jalapeño pepper

Four 6-inch corn tortillas

2 oz. avocado (about 1/2 avocado), cut into 4 slices

Optional toppings: salsa or pico de gallo, light sour cream


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a wide bowl, combine breadcrumbs, onion powder, and garlic powder. Add 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. black pepper, and mix well.

Place fish in another wide bowl. Top with egg whites/substitute, and flip to coat.

One at a time, gently shake the pieces of fish to remove excess egg, and coat with breadcrumb mixture. Evenly place on the baking pan, and top with any remaining breadcrumbs.

Bake for 8 minutes. Flip fish. Bake until fish is cooked through and coating is slightly browned and crispy, about 8 more minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine lime juice, honey, and remaining dash each salt and black pepper. Mix until uniform. Add cabbage (or coleslaw mix), cilantro, and jalapeño pepper. Toss to coat and mix.

Microwave tortillas until warm, about 15 seconds.

Top each tortilla with 1/4th of the cabbage mixture (about 2 tbsp.), a piece of fish, and a slice of avocado.


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