Sunday, February 20, 2011

More Favorite Meals- Tilapia Tacos!!

There are so many foods that I leave behind when I begin preparation for a contest. This is one of my most favorite meals that I can even eat during show prep!! I love that it has so much favor and is so satisfying without the extra fat or salt :)

Tilapia Tacos

What you need (for 1 serving, if you are serving more, just multiply by the amount of people you have):
- 2 corn tortillas (look for no more than 2 grams of fat, 0 mg sodium and no preservatives)
- juice of 1/4 lime
- 1 tsp chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp chopped red onion
- 4-5 oz broiled tilapia seasoned with garlic powder, cumin, and paprika (add red chili flakes if you like a little heat)
- low sodium salsa verde
- low sodium hot sauce (if you want, Trader Joe's has a GREAT 0mg sodium hot sauce)

What you do:
Broil your seasoned tilapia. Should take 10-15 minutes for completely thawed fish. While fish is cooking, chop your red onion and cilantro. Then, cut your lime into quarters. Get your salsa verde and hot sauce out if you want it. Heat your tortillas over the stove (don't use any oil, just get them warm) and put them on your plate. Break the fish into chunks and put half on each tortilla. Squeeze lime juice over fish and tortilla, add onion and cilantro also. Take a teaspoon of salsa verde and put one teaspoon on each taco. Add hot sauce if you want. ENJOY!!!!!!

In Health,



  1. That recipe sounds soo good but I heard that Tilapia has a lot of mercury in it. Is this true? Or is it ok to have?

  2. Hey Barbara!! I did some research on Mercury levels in Tilapia and I found that overall, mercury levels are low for that fish. If you are interested in getting more info, you can check out I found this website to be very helpful :)


  3. That is great to know. Thank you soo much! I just bought a pack of frozen Tilapia with about 4 or 5 in the pack. Going to try the tacos next week :) Can't wait!
    P.S. I wrote a blog about you on my livestrong group website. I hope you do not mind :) Here is the link if you would like to read it:

  4. Barbara, I went to the link you posted and saw your profile, clicked to view your blog, but the only one I saw was the "Write Everything Down" there another way to view it??


    I LOVE idea behind your group :) awesome...

  5. Ok If you directly to the first page it brings you to, you will be able to view the Group Blogs which is where I write most every blog now :), There are pages and you can just flip through :)

    Ok Now about those tacos!!! Those were sooo good!! It was the first time that I have had Tilapia :) I love salmon, fresh bass, sea striped bass, and we usually eat that a lot in the summer because we go salt water fishing right in the back of our awesome because we are on the bottom floor and we cook out and just pass things through the window..hahaha!
    The only thing that I substituted was I used lemon/pepper seasoning instead of the cumin and paprika because we didn't have any left :) It was still sooo good! Even my boyfriend was impressed!!