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Coconut Lime Tilapia

This recipe is low in calories and jam-packed with 30 grams of protein per serving. It’s a great, light meal for lunch that will help you get through the rest of the day without overeating while providing you with enough energy to maintain your busy schedule.


3 limes zest

4 cloves garlic, minced

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoon coconut oil

4 Tilapia fillets (4 oz each)

8 cups fresh spinach

¼ cup + 1 tablespoon lime juice


1. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. In a small bowl, combine lime zest, garlic, salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoons coconut oil.

2. Coat tilapia fillets with the oil mixture on both sides. Place fillets, two at a time, in the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until golden and crisp.

3. In a large bowl, toss spinach with the remaining 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Divide among four serving plates with a fillet, and drizzle with lime juice.

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