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

Post Workout High Protein Tilapia Recipe

For a low-calorie, low-carb dinner option that has lots of flavor, try these seasoned Tilapia fillets. 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. 32g of protein.

Try the recipe: Seasoned Tilapia Fillets from Taste of Home.

Cilantro Lime Tilapia

Cilantro Lime Tilapia High Protein Recipe

Add a little Southwest flavor to your meal plan with this cilantro lime Tilapia recipe. 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. 34.5g of protein.

Try the recipe: Cilantro Lime Tilapia from Food Faith Fitness.

Honey Glazed Tilapia

Honey Glazed Tilapia High Protein Recipe

With only five ingredients and a preparation time of just 15 minutes, this honey glazed Tilapia recipe 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. 31g of protein.

Try the recipe: Honey Glazed Tilapia from Chatelaine

Sweet and Sour Sesame Tilapia

Sweet and Sour Sesame Tilapia Recipe

Fans of Chinese takeout will love this sweet and sour sesame Tilapia recipe. 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. 31g of protein.

Try the recipe: Sweet and Sour Sesame Tilapia from Nutrition Action.

Stuffed Tilapia with Crab Meat

Stuffed Tilapia Crab Meat Protein Recipe

Seafood lovers will want to try this stuffed Tilapia with crab meat recipe. 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. 37g of protein.

Try the recipe: Stuffed Tilapia with Crab Meat from Spark Recipes.

Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia

Baked lemon butter Tilapia

Lemon and fish have always been a classic pair, but this baked lemon butter Tilapia recipe  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. 35.5g of protein.

Try the recipe: Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia from Damn Delicious.

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