5 Breakfast Taco Recipes to Start Your Day With a Flavor Fiesta

Whether it's taco Tuesday or any other day, starting off with a breakfast taco doesn't need to feel like a splurge. With a few health-conscious tweaks, tacos can become a nutritious a.m. dish.

Tuesday or not, healthy tacos are a great way to start the day. (Image: knape/E+/GettyImages)

Bonus: They're easy to make and wrap up for on-the-go eating, so you'll be out the door in no time.

These five breakfast taco recipes will help you start your morning with a (healthy) flavor fiesta.

Guacamole and Egg Soft Tacos

This recipe is high in healthy fat. (Image: Martin Rettenberger/ adobe stock)

If you're a chronic snooze-hitter and find yourself strapped for time in the morning, this is the taco for you. This recipe needs only four minutes to prepare and is high in fiber and protein, which will help you stay satiated right through lunch.

Starting your day with a serving of healthy, unsaturated fat can help beat bloat and keep inflammation at bay (thank you, guacamole), according to Harvard Health Publishing. And a higher consumption of vegetable-derived unsaturated fats has been associated with lower rates of heart disease.

Pro tip: Opt for homemade guacamole (made the night before), which can be a cheaper and lower-sodium alternative.

Get the Guacamole and Egg Soft Tacos recipe and nutrition info here.

Shiitake Bacon Breakfast Tacos

Skip the bacon and whip up these tasty shiitake mushrooms. (Image: Adam Valencia/LIVESTRONG.COM)

Breakfast isn't quite breakfast without bacon. But as a processed meat, bacon can be high in saturated fat and calories, according to Harvard Health Publishing. Many processed meats are also high in sodium, nitrates or nitrites, which can increase your risk of certain diseases, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Instead, this recipe uses shiitake mushrooms to give your dish that bacon-like crisp and crunch. Not only are these fungi a lower-fat alternative, but shiitake mushrooms are also great for boosting immunity, according to an April 2015 study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Shiitake mushrooms can also help reduce inflammation, the study found.

Get the Shiitake Bacon Breakfast Taco recipe and nutrition info here.

Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos

If you're not a fan of eggs, this tofu-based taco is for you. (Image: Susan Marque/LIVESTRONG.COM)

Unlike most breakfast taco dishes, this recipe calls for tofu instead of eggs, making it a good animal-product-free option. This recipe is low in fat and packed with nutrient-dense vegetables like onion, carrots and parsley.

Carrots are a great source of vitamin A, which is great for healthy immune function, vision and reproduction, according to the National Institutes of Health. Luckily, as little as a half cup of raw carrots can provide more than 100 percent of your daily recommended value of vitamin A.

Get the Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos recipe and nutrition info here.

Breakfast Tacos with Eggs, Avocado and Cotija

Prepared with numerous seasonings and served with a side of lime, this recipe is full of flavor. (Image: Jackie Newgent/LIVESTRONG.com)

These vegetarian tacos are topped with Mexican-originated cotija cheese and protein-rich free-range eggs. This recipe also calls for avocado oil, which is high in unsaturated fats and may help lower the risk of heart disease when used in place of saturated and trans fats, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Although they're often debated due to cholesterol levels, eggs actually have minimal affect on your blood cholesterol compared to saturated and trans fats, according to the Mayo Clinic. Typically, it's the foods paired with eggs (like bacon) that are responsible for adverse health affect, like increasing your risk of heart disease.

Get the Breakfast Tacos with Eggs, Avocado and Cotija recipe and nutrition info here.

Big Stuffed Breakfast Soft Taco

This dish is high in protein and fiber. (Image: zoeytoja/ adobe stock)

A combination of protein and whole grains makes for a nutritious breakfast — and this recipe has them both! Starting your day with a high-protein meal can help promote satiety and ward off hunger throughout the morning, according to a September 2014 study published in Nutrition Journal. With 30 grams of protein per serving, this dish will help keep you full all morning.

Whole grains (like the kind in this tortilla) are high in fiber, a nutrient that promotes healthy digestion, according to the Whole Grains Council. Eating whole grains may also help reduce the risk of diseases like heart disease and obesity.

Get the Big Stuffed Breakfast Soft Taco recipe and nutrition info here.

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