If you're dieting down for a competition, you're probably eating a lot of tilapia. After 12 weeks of the same thing, a lot of competitors swear off tilapia indefinitely. That was totally me! I ate tilapia almost every day for three solid months. Now that I'm prepping for a show again, I've had to bring it back into my diet.
This time, I decided to add more flavorful ingredients to my tilapia, so I created these recipes. They're clean, creative, and they taste great. They might seem too yummy to be part of a clean diet, but they'll help you take face your contest prep challenges head-on!
My favorite dish to order at Mexican restaurants is fish tacos. I love the combination of flaky white fish, crunchy red cabbage, creamy avocado, and bright flavors from the lime and cilantro. But let's face it: when you have serious fitness goals, you probably aren't frequenting Mexican restaurants. The chips and salsa alone do me in! I was determined to come up with my own healthy version of fish tacos. This recipe is sure to make you forget you're dieting!
Caribbean Spiced Tilapia with Sweet Potato Puree, Coconut Asparagus and Blackberry Balsamic Glaze
Tilapia, sweet potato, and asparagus make a perfect trio for people trying to lean out. If you're tired of the usual plain recipe, try this twist. It will make you feel like you are dining at fancy restaurant?without all the butter and added calories, of course. This recipe adds flavor and it presents a new way to assemble the usual ingredients. Impress your loved one with this home-cooked dinner for two!
This dish seems to have a lot going on, but it comes together easily in just less than 30 minutes. It's light, flavorful, and festive enough to serve to guests. Don't worry, your macronutrient profile is still safe.
Lemon Pepper Tilapia
This is one of my favorite flavor combinations. It's the go-to lunch I look forward to. The secret is to use a knife and fork to mix it all together like fried rice!