Jalapeño Lime Tilapia

Jalapeño Lime TilapiaIMG_6985You may have noticed a little change around here. It’s a tiny change, but hopefully it’s a helpful one. I’ve introduced a new category: Super Clean & Healthy. Why?

Well, because as much as I love dessert (who can honestly say they don’t?), and I absolutely drool over coming up with the most decadent of creations, Super Clean & Healthy is how I eat on a daily basis. No butter, no refined sugars, no white flour, no alcohol. Homemade dressings (if any), whole grains, no artificial sweeteners.  A lot of fish, egg whites, veggies, Greek yogurt, protein concoctions, fresh fruits and raw, unsalted nuts.

IMG_6977Sometimes a tiny bit of cheese. And a LOT of lettuce. A ton.

Although I post a lot of tempting creations, because I have an undeniable sweet tooth and if it made no impact on my physical appearance I would eat nothing but cookie dough and ice cream, I actually only splurge on such sweet treats once every couple of weeks. Crazy, eh?  Developing my dessert recipes takes some careful planning, a lot of imagination, a notebook full of ideas, and a couple of days a month set aside to bake my little heart out (these are also my “cheat” days 🙂 ).

The truth is, my relationship with food has changed immensely over the past 5 years. I was an overweight teenager and an absolute butterball in college. A little known fact about me is that I am currently 80 pounds less than I was in my freshman year of college. I often chuckle at radio ads for weight loss pills that promise that they’ll make you “high school skinny,” because ooh-wee! My prom dress was so tight on me that it was all but busting at the seams, and now it’s so big it threatens to engulf me and suffocate me with beads.

IMG_6938One of these days, I’ll share my entire weight-loss story. I know it could be helpful to a lot of people. Aaaaaand, I might even throw in some pictures (oh the pictures!). For now, I’m going to share with you and continue to contribute to my new category: Super Clean & Healthy. These are the foods that I eat that have helped me lose weight and maintain it as well. It is not about crash dieting or even calorie counting, it’s about nourishing your body with healthy, natural, clean foods and only eating cupcakes every once in a while.

This tilapia dish is a shining example of being both super clean and healthy. A 6 oz. filet has 34 grams of protein and under 3 grams of fat. Winning (yikes, still on the Charlie Sheen…)! It is baked without any oils, sprays, or anything. Just tilapia in citrus juices and a pepper, onion, and jalapeño mixture. I like to drizzle mine with a little bit of Cholula Chili Lime Hot Sauce because it adds an awesome punch of flavor with nearly 0 nutritional impact. And on top of being super clean, super healthy, and super delicious, this dish is super easy!

IMG_6943Jalapeño Lime Tilapia

  • 2- 6oz. Filets Tilapia
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped White Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Green Bell Pepper
  • 2 Tbps. Diced Pickled Jalapeño
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Cholula Chili Lime Hot Sauce

Preheat oven to 400°.

In a small bowl, mix together onion, peppers, and the juice of 1/2 of a lemon. Set aside.

On a square sheet of aluminum foil, lay the tilapia filets side by side. Squeeze the juice from 1/2 of a lime evenly onto each filet.

Spoon onion/pepper mixture evenly onto the top of each filet. Fold the foil over the fish like an envelope.

Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your filet.

Serve hot with Cholula.

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Jalapeño Lime Tilapia
 
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Easy and healthy spicy tilapia dish with a kick!
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Recipe type: Pescetarian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2- 6oz. Filets Tilapia
  • ¼ Cup Chopped White Onion
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Green Bell Pepper
  • 2 Tbps. Diced Pickled Jalapeño
  • ½ Lime
  • ½ Lemon
  • Cholula Chili Lime Hot Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together onion, peppers, and the juice of ½ of a lemon. Set aside.
  3. On a square sheet of aluminum foil, lay the tilapia filets side by side. Squeeze the juice from ½ of a lime evenly onto each filet.
  4. Spoon onion/pepper mixture evenly onto the top of each filet. Fold the foil over the fish like an envelope.
  5. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your filet.
  6. Serve hot with Cholula.

IMG_6990(and struggle tremendously to get a good pic 😉 )

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2 Responses to “Jalapeño Lime Tilapia”

  1. April 16, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    This is a great idea–the “Super-Clean and Healthy”–and the tilapia looks delicious. This recipe looks great for a quick weeknight meal with minimal cleanup!

    Alaiyo
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    • Rachel
      April 17, 2013 at 11:19 am #

      Thank you, Alaiyo! I love this one because it’s so quick, but tastes so good. Plus, the leftovers served cold on top of a salad the next day taste pretty amazing, too 🙂

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