Post-Workout Meals: 6 Tilapia Recipes with 30 Grams of Protein or More

High protein Tilapia recipe

To get the most benefit after a good, long workout, you want to eat a healthy meal with plenty of protein. We’ve got some healthy Tilapia recipes with at least 30 grams of protein per serving that both your body and tastebuds are sure to love.

Seasoned Tilapia Fillets (32g of Protein)

Post Workout High Protein Tilapia Recipe

For a low-calorie, low-carb dinner option that has lots of flavor, try this Seasoned Tilapia Fillets recipe from Taste of Home. All you have to do is drizzle the Tilapia with a bit of butter, sprinkle it with a blend of herbs and spices and bake for 20–23 minutes.

Cilantro Lime Tilapia (34.5g)

Cilantro Lime Tilapia High Protein Recipe

Add a little Southwest flavor to your meal plan with this Cilantro Lime Tilapia recipe from Food Faith Fitness. This recipe takes only 20 minutes to prepare and is high in fiber as well as protein. That makes it a great option for those busy weeknights after your workout session.

Honey Glazed Tilapia (31g)

Honey Glazed Tilapia High Protein Recipe

With only five ingredients and a preparation time of just 15 minutes, this Honey Glazed Tilapia recipe from Chatelaine is a great option for reluctant home cooks who are looking to up their protein intake. The honey adds a bit of guilt-free natural sweetness to the dish, while the soy sauce adds a nice savory touch.

Sweet and Sour Sesame Tilapia (31g)

Sweet and Sour Sesame Tilapia Recipe

Fans of Chinese takeout will love this Sweet and Sour Sesame Tilapia recipe from Nutrition Action. The sauce is made from apple juice, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and cornstarch. Not only are these all ingredients you may already have on hand, they result in a sauce that is much healthier than traditional sweet and sour sauces. Those are often filled with extra additives and refined sugar.

Stuffed Tilapia with Crab Meat (37g)

Stuffed Tilapia Crab Meat Protein Recipe

Seafood lovers will want to try this Stuffed Tilapia with Crab Meat recipe from Spark Recipes. The result is a dish that’s packed with enough protein to satisfy the most dedicated of gym buffs while also impressing foodies. Roll pieces of crab meat into the Tilapia fillets, and then sprinkle them with melted butter and paprika.

Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia (35.5g)

Baked lemon butter Tilapia

Lemon and fish have always been a classic pair, but this Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia recipe from Damn Delicious takes the flavor factor to the next level. To make this dish, season Tilapia fillets with salt and pepper and drizzle them with a mixture of butter, garlic, lemon juice and lemon zest. Then, bake them for 10–12 minutes.

Next time you’re on your way home from the gym, pick up the ingredients for one of these great recipes so you can enjoy a high-protein meal post-workout. For even more protein-filled recipes, check out these 7 protein-packed meals you can prep in under 30 minutes and these 7 high-protein breakfasts.

Photo credits: Mikhail Valeev /, Taste of Home, Food Faith Fitness, Chatelaine, Mikhail Valeev /, Daniel Padavona /, Damn Delicious