Healthy Recipes: Mexican Pizza

As I’ve mentioned before (in my homemade salsa blog), Mexican food is my favorite cuisine. For my birthday dinner, I choose Mexican food. For nights when we don’t want to cook and we order out, I choose Mexican food. When I want to splurge and not care about calories, I choose Mexican food (aka all the chips and queso I can eat). So, it’s not surprising that one of the meals I make the most at home is….MEXICAN FOOD.

I bought this Southern Living cookbook just to get some idea for new things to cook for dinner. Naturally, the first thing that inspired me were these Chicken and Blackbean tostadas. I decided to take my own spin on it, but this cookbook has already given me so many amazing ideas for healthy recipes! First up, these tostadas aka Mexican pizzas:


  • 2-3 chicken breasts
  • whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 can black beans
  • shredded cheese
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup spinach
  • salsa
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1/2 tbs oregano
  • 1/2 tbs black pepper


  1. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil
  2. Boil chicken breasts on medium high for 30 minutes
  3. Drain chicken and shred with a fork
  4. Mix in cumin, chili powder, oregano and black pepper
  5. Put tortillas in oven directly on rack under high broil
  6. Take out once crisp
  7. Spread black beans onto tortillas
  8. Add chicken, cheese, onion, spinach, rice and salsa
  9. Eat two and don’t feel guilty

Chad doesn’t like black beans, so we added a little extra cheese and salsa to his. The fun thing with this healthy recipe is that you can switch it up and personalize your Mexican pizza! I know there’s no queso, but I’m determined to find a healthy queso recipe for next time!

What is your go to meal?

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