Hot’n’Spicy Almond Crunchy Tilapia (1 serving @ 210 cal/ea)


Holy. Freaking. Yum. This was one of those meals that make you want to pump your fist breakfast club style and say “Yes! I just ate that!” It’s fresh-cooking Tuesday in the twentysomething household, because THIS twentysomething actually gets home before 7pm on Tuesdays (a rare occasion). Let me tell you, my soul needed this meal – so badly.

Hot and Spicy Almond Crunchy Tilapia with Broccoli
1 serving @ 210 cal/ea.– 25 minutes
You could TOTALLY multiply this by 4 and make it a freezer item – but I’m not going to (for now)

1 fillet Tilapia (or 2 fillets white fish)
½ oz (12 whole) almonds, ground to preferred chunk size
1 cup broccoli florets
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp RedHot or hotsauce
1/8 tsp chipotle powder or red pepper flakes (if you’re a brave heart)
1 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 425F.

Mix lemon juice, hot sauce, chipotle, and garlic in a bowl and rub the fish fillet all over the bowl until there’s no mixture left to spare.

Put ground almonds in a separate dish, and follow the rub-until-nothing-left-to-spare technique again.

Bake for 20 minutes. (Master your broccoli cooking skills in the mean time)

Place frozen broccoli (which you bought fresh last weekend or so, cut up, and put in the freezer) in a ziplock baggie.
Zip ziplock baggie almost all the way.
Microwave 1 minute 40 seconds.
Leave in microwave 1 minute.

Boom – perfect broccoli. I put garlic powder on mine for flavor.


And, on a final exciting note, shortly after renouncing processed foods with chemicals, I received my first Lean Cuisine Rewards lunch bag! Just in time to stuff it with natural paleo delicious foods. It’s so much bigger than I expected too!



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