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Cajun Tilapia Stuffed Red Potato

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 525
Protein 51g
Fat 15g
Carbs 48g
Total Time 18m

Great meal to have following exercise or as a healthy dinner option! Lean protein, complex carbohydrate with a little bit of fat. If you’re not a fan of wild caught tilapia, use another white fish!

If you’re making this for kids, you may need to remove the cayenne and go easy on the cumin.

 

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Cajun Tilapia Stuffed Red Potato

Ingredients

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 6 oz wild caught tilapia, raw
  • ~6oz red potato
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 oz goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives
  • Seasonings
    • For the tilapia
      • 1 tsp garlic paste
      • 1/2 tsp cumin
    • For the stuffing
      • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
      • 1 tsp gumbo filé (or cumin if not available)
      • 1 tsp smoked paprika
      • sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Set oven to 405F.
  2. Wash red potatoes, poke holes in it using a fork, and bake for about 1 hour in the oven, or until soft.  Allow the potatoes to cool.
  3. Season tilapia and bake in the oven for 8 minutes.
  4. Cut the top off a red potato and scoop out part of the inside of a red potato.
  5. Mix with baked tilapia, greek yogurt, goat cheese, cayenne, paprika and chives.  Season with sea salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Re-stuff the potato with the mixture and bake for 10 minutes at 405F.
  7. If desired, add 1 tbsp Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to the top of the potato.  Add a side salad and enjoy!

Note: depending on the size of the red potato, you may have excess mixture which is perfectly fine.  Remember to adjust portions and serving sizes to complement your diet and goals.

Approximate macros:

 

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Calories
525
Protein
51g
Fat
15g
Carbs
48g
Sodium
-
Fiber
5g
Sugar
8g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.