Protein-Packed Meal Prep #1: Tilapia Recipes from Mexico

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If you often feel like you can eat and eat but never feel full, it could be that your diet is lacking in protein. Studies have suggested that a protein-rich diet can help boost energy levels, support the absorption of important nutrients and prolong feelings of fullness. Incorporating more protein into your diet could be just what the doctor ordered.

The first step is to educate yourself about what types of food are high in protein. Beans and fish are two wonderfully protein-packed foods, so why not combine them for a delicious, healthy and energizing meal? Since Tilapia is one of the highest-protein, lowest-fat fish on the market, we’ve compiled a recipe list that combines Tilapia with the flavors of Mexico to bring some creative dishes from south of the border to your dinner plate.

1) Dinner at the Zoo’s Tilapia Fish Tacos With Tropical Salsa are a fun protein option. Since Tilapia has a very mild flavor, these tacos aren’t overtly ‘fishy’, so they’re sure to be a hit with even the pickiest of eaters. Plus, they’re finger friendly food and can be made in 20 minutes, so they’re perfect for when you need to cook a healthy meal in a flash.

2) Try this easy-to-make Mexican-Style Tilapia from Genius Kitchen for a low-fat dish that’s sure to be a real crowd-pleaser. Plus, since the ingredient list is quite short, it’s the ideal meal for those on a conservative budget. For a little extra protein, serve the fish with a side of quinoa and black beans.

3) These Blackened Tilapia Taco Bowls from Yummly offer a unique twist on your average fish tacos. They do away with the tortilla and bring together an array of bright ingredients—plus, there’s only 230 calories per serving! The nutrition breakdown at the bottom of the recipe is incredibly useful for health-conscious eaters.

4) If you’re looking to impress friends at your next dinner party, these Mexican Stuffed Tilapia Peppers from Kara Lydon will do the trick. They are delicious little pots of goodness, containing rice, tilapia and peppers, and also happen to be rich in protein.

Next time you need to ensure that the meal you spend precious time on also fills you up, try one of these flavorful and filling recipes. These four delicious, healthy recipes will have you feeling fuller for longer, and with the help of Tilapia, it’s never been easier to boost your protein intake.

Feeling inspired to have a fiesta, but want a few more recipes? Check out these Four Amazing Mexican Fish Recipes for some extra spice!

Photo Credits: Yummly, Dinner at the Zoo, Kara Lydon