4 One-Pot Meals To Simplify Your Meal Prep Routine

One-Pot Meals

For a lot of people, the biggest barrier standing between them and a healthier diet is time—and we get it! When you’ve been in an office all day or running around after the kids, the thought of spending an hour (or more) in the kitchen can be a little daunting. On those nights, the temptation to order takeout or eat a frozen microwavable meal can be overwhelming, but this means sacrificing nutrients in favor of convenience.

What if you could throw all the ingredients for your dinner into a single pot, press a button, and then have a delicious and healthy meal ready and waiting come dinner time? One-pot meals, crockpot dinners, slow cooker feasts—whatever you want to call them—are a kitchen revolution. They’re a great way to ensure your family is getting all their daily nutrients with zero hassle. Plus, by adding a little protein-rich Tilapia into the mix, you’re sure to have a tasty and nutritious dinner that’ll ensure everyone goes to bed with full, happy bellies.

Tilapia with Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic

This delicious dish requires each Tilapia fillet to be individually wrapped in foil. This trick not only ensures the fish stays moist, but also that it won’t fall apart. Plus, by incorporating the foil, you’re shortening your clean up time. Win win! If you don’t have time in the morning to throw everything into your slow cooker, this is the recipe for you. Cook time is only about 2-3 hours on low and you don’t need to be watching over the kitchen the whole time.

Try the recipe: Tilapia with Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic from Patch.

Slow Cooker Garlic Tilapia

Tilapia with garlic butter and broccoli

This simple recipe ensures your Tilapia is super buttery and flaky. It consists of only three ingredients and needs only a couple of hours in the slow cooker. This meal is the easiest way to get a healthy meal on the table without any stress or complicated steps. Serve it with some brown rice and broccoli and you’ve got yourself a perfectly balanced, healthy dinner.

Try the recipe: Slow Cooker Garlic Tilapia from 52 Kitchen Adventures.

Thai-Inspired Slow Cooker Tilapia

This stew-like recipe is perfect for cooler evenings and when the whole family is craving something warming. The red curry paste adds some spice to the dish and the sweet potato provides a decent serving of vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber. Serve this aromatic meal over some jasmine rice and be sure to package up any leftovers for a tasty lunch treat for the next day.

Try the recipe: Thai-Inspired Slow Cooker Tilapia from the Washington Post.

Lemon Pepper Tilapia with Asparagus

Lemon pepper Tilapia with asparagus

Get a good serving of veggies with your protein with this simple and incredibly satisfying crockpot delight. Not only is this recipe packed with nutrients thanks to the light protein and asparagus, but you’ve got yourself a family friendly meal cooked in three hours—talk about easy! Serve it with a side salad for a little extra green goodness.

Try the recipe: Lemon Pepper Tilapia with Asparagus from Cozi.

These four one-pot recipes are not only incredibly tasty, but super easy and require little effort. It’s amazing how well this technique can cook your Tilapia fillets while simultaneously saving you time, energy and dirty dishes.

For more crockpot inspiration, check out these 5 Seafood Crockpot Recipes Your Family Will Love.

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