8 Best Healthy Mexican Cookbooks & Recipe Books

Tired of unhealthy eating habits but love Mexican cuisine?

Eating healthy while enjoying Mexican food seems impossible!

We understand the struggle of finding wholesome Mexican recipes.

Discover our collection of Healthy Mexican Cookbooks for delicious, nutritious meals that satisfy your cravings without compromising your health.

Top 8 Healthy Mexican Cookbooks

Here is the list of Healthy Mexican Cookbooks

  • “Mexico: The Cookbook” by Margarita Carrillo Arronte – Best Overall
  • “The Essential Cuisines of Mexico” by Diana Kennedy – Editor’s Choice
  • “Tacos: Recipes and Provocations” by Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman – Best for Taco Lovers
  • “Healthy Easy Mexican” by Velda De La Garza – Best for Quick Recipes
  • “Naturally Healthy Mexican Cooking” by Jim Peyton – Best for Dieters
  • “Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex” by Cappy Lawton and Chris Waters Dunn – Best for Enchilada Enthusiasts
  • “Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen” by Gonzalo Guzmán and Stacy Adimando – Best for Authentic Flavors
  • “Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico” by Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral – Best Regional Cookbook

Mexico The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte

From tantalizing street food to hearty stews, it’s a culinary adventure.

Ever heard of mole, pozole, or jicama?

If those ring a bell, you’re in for a treat.

And if not? Well, brace yourself for a gustatory journey.

A standout? Pork ribs in guava and smoked chilli sauce.

Imagine the vibrant flutter of wedding banners against a clear sky.

The book’s design? A feast for the eyes, echoing the warmth of the everyday Mexican table.

A must-have for any food enthusiast.

The Essential Cuisines of Mexico by Diana Kennedy

Diana Kennedy’s masterpiece isn’t just a cookbook.

It’s a culinary journey. It’s authentic, rich, and varied.

From the popular arroz a la tumbada to the intriguing Calzones del Diablo, there’s a story behind every dish.

It’s like having a seasoned chef whispering secrets in your ear.

And for someone like me, who’s tasted the world?

This book feels like coming home to a familiar yet always surprising kitchen.

Tacos: Recipes and Provocations by Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman

A simple dish, yet so versatile.

Stupak and Rothman’s book isn’t just a cookbook; it’s a punk-rock manifesto of the taco as high cuisine.

From traditional to avant-garde, they’ve captured the essence of the taco with a respect that’s palpable.

Fresh tortillas? Non-negotiable.

And those salsas? Mind blowing.

Dive into the unexpected with Deviled Egg Tacos or indulge in the classics like carnitas.

But it’s not just about the fillings.

The heart of this book lies in its reverence for the art of the taco.

A must-have for every taco lover.

And for those wondering where to grab a copy?

Healthy Easy Mexican by Velda De La Garza

“Healthy Easy Mexican” by Velda De La Garza is a delightful find for those seeking authentic yet low-calorie Mexican dishes.

The book promises a culinary journey, showcasing recipes that are both nutritious and tantalizing.

As an Expert Food Critic, I’ve tasted global cuisines, and this cookbook stands out for its genuine approach to Mexican flavors.

The dishes are crafted with care, emphasizing local ingredients and traditional methods.

The highlight? Quick recipes that don’t compromise on taste.

It’s a gem for those who want to whip up a Mexican feast without the usual calorie guilt.

A deserving recipient of the ‘Best for Quick Recipes’ award.

Naturally Healthy Mexican Cooking by Jim Peyton

It’s not just about the burst of flavors, but the artistry behind it.

Peyton’s cookbook? A gem.

It’s like taking a stroll through a bustling Mexican mercado.

The recipes? Authentic.

And for those watching their waistline?

It’s a dream.

The book beautifully marries traditional recipes with a health-conscious twist.

Imagine savoring a plate of enchiladas without the guilt.

Or a zesty salsa that dances on your palate, but is also kind to your body.

It’s no wonder it’s been dubbed “Best for Dieters”. 

Enchiladas Aztec to Tex-Mex by Cappy Lawton and Chris Waters Dunn

Dive into a world where the ancient meets the modern. ‘Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex’ is a delightful journey through time, tracing the evolution of this iconic dish.

From its Aztec roots to the bustling streets of Texas, this cookbook captures the essence of enchiladas in all their glory.

The recipes? Authentic.

The techniques? Time-honored.

And the flavors? Oh, they dance on the palate!

As an Expert Food Critic, I’ve tasted dishes from around the globe, but this… this is a treasure for every enchilada enthusiast.

Grab your apron, and let’s get cooking!

Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen by Gonzalo Guzmán and Stacy Adimando

This cookbook, brimming with 100 regional Mexican recipes, is a testament to the authentic flavors of Mexico.

As I flipped through its pages, I was transported to the bustling streets of San Francisco’s Nopalito restaurant.

The dishes? They’re a symphony of flavors, textures, and aromas.

Think of it as a passport to the heart of Mexican cuisine.

If you’re seeking genuine tastes and techniques, this book’s got your back.

And… it’s earned my award for ‘Best for Authentic Flavors’.

Oaxaca Cooking from the Heart of Mexico by Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral

Diving into its pages, you’re transported straight to Oaxaca’s heart. The authenticity?

Unparalleled. The recipes?

A symphony of flavors, textures, and aromas. It’s not just a cookbook.

It’s a journey. A journey through Oaxaca’s rich culinary heritage. Every recipe tells a story.

A story of tradition, passion, and love. For anyone passionate about Mexican cuisine, this book’s a treasure. And the award of “Best Regional Cookbook”? Absolutely deserved.

A must-have for every culinary enthusiast out there.

Final Say So!

Embark on a culinary journey through the heart of Mexico without compromising your health.

With these handpicked Healthy Mexican Cookbooks, savor the authentic flavors, techniques, and stories behind every dish.

Whether you’re a taco lover, a dieter, or an enchilada enthusiast, there’s a cookbook tailored just for you.

Dive in, cook up a storm, and let the fiesta begin!

Renee Searcy

Hi! I’m Renee. From a young age, I’ve been enchanted by the flavors, aromas, and the art of cooking. My journey has taken me from my family’s kitchen to working with some of the most talented chefs and culinary experts in Atlanta, GA, and beyond.

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