Tilapia + Black Bean Salad FTW

What has omega 3s, is a good source of protein, boosts metabolism, and helps with weight loss? Well, if you couldn’t tell from the headline you better start fishing around for an answer! I’m going to give you the scoop on my go to, had a long day, need a quick bite, perfect for after the gym meal I made last night.

img_1588So here’s the backstory. I live in Nashville, and my friends and I decided to go to this amazing Barre class in the city. If you live in Nashville you know about the traffic. It doesn’t take a sick day and my mind seemed to think it would take a day when I schedule this class. Okay, so Barre class is over around 6:45- we’re feeling those tight muscles contracting even as we stand there; I’m personally thinking what’s in my fridge to eat? We leave, and we are in traffic for an entire 48 minutes. We live about 8 miles away. I was hangry but little did I know that in desperate times, I had a photographic memory and thought of what my meal was going to be once I got home sweet home. Okay, not really it’s my reintroduction week for Whole30, so I already had the groceries and meals planned but nothing was cooked just yet *lets out dramatic scream.*

I get home and literally get straight to business and when I say this meal took 20 minutes I mean prep time and cook time. I could not have been any happier. To be able to make yourself a quick, healthy, delicious meal that makes you feel good is so satisfying. Especially when it would have been so easy to just stop somewhere and grab a bite. This is really a really simple, light dish that anyone would love and anyone can make!

Tilapia

  • 2 filets
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Minced Garlic
  • Salt +Pepper
  • Onion powderCrushed red peeper

Black Bean Salad

  • Can of organic black beans
  • One bunch of cilantro
  • 1/4 chopped purple onion
  • 2 diced Roma tomatoes
  • 1 lime
  • 2tbs of olive oil
  • Corn (optional)
  • Avocado
  • For the Tilapia, drizzle olive oil on a pan and let garlic heat until it comes to a simmer. Sprinkle both sides of tilapia with seasonings and then cook on medium low on each side for about 5-7 minutes
  • For the black bean salad, chop your cilantro into small pieces and put to the side in a bowl. Drain beans from can and rinse; then put them in the salad. Do the same for the corn. Add your onion + tomato and add to bowl. Squeeze one lime into a small bowl and add olive oil. Mix until combines then drizzle over salad. Add half an avocado, or how much ever your heart desires and you’re finished! Hope you enjoy!

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