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Spicy Baked Cilantro Tilapia (Meal Prep Friendly, Paleo, Keto and Whole 30)

Great! At this moment I'm listening to Thirty Seconds To Mars new album and I their work has always been something I respect, you know something else I respect? Meal preppers! Shout out to all you people who do an incredible meal prep for the week to take care of your body. That something that really love about people, loving their body from their inside out.

I don't do big meal preps, usually I just do lunch. Basics: veggies + protein.

Normally when we think about meal prep usually people think about rice, broccoli, plain chicken breast. BUUH! Boring! (Well, only if you don't spice up things a little bit more). If you can tell from my Instagram posts I'm a huge fan of quick, tasty, wholesome foods and most importantly, dishes that won't require washing more many dishes.

I call this Meal Prep Friendly dish because it's great to cook on a batch, also meaning that is great for gatherings, meal prep or any other week of the day. Did I mentioned that this is also a one dish meal?! WINNING!

This recipe is as simple as it gets and it makes a great addition to your meal prep menu! And it also fits anyone thriving on any of these lifestyles:

  • Keto

  • Whole 30

  • Gluten Free

  • Paleo

  • Mediterranean

Fish is a great protein source and quick to make! My tip will be always to keep it sustainable and wild caught! You can spot very easily fish brands that sell sustainable fish in almost every store and on different price ranges. One example is MSC Blue Label.

You just need some basic ingredients:

  • Lime juice

  • Cilantro

  • Sea Salt

  • Plant Pepper

  • Hot Sauce

If you are not into cilantro that's okay, you can use another herb, although cilantro is great to support of body's natural detox process and it adds such great taste! Okay, enough of introduction. Now recipe!

Simple easy meal prep inspo! Perfect for any time of the year and it also gives it a plus when there's no mess involved in a recipe don't you agree? Well everyone! This recipe is a simple and nourishing one!

Save this for meal prep, friend gatherings or any moment! Remember to pin, bookmark and share this recipe, have a great day everyone!

With love,



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Spicy Baked Cilantro Tilapia

By María Fernanda López

Serves 4


- 4 Tilapia fillets

- 1 Tbsp of hot sauce (I used Melinda's Pepper Sauces Hot Pepper)

- 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro

- 3 limes

- Himalayan salt or sea salt

- Pepper


1. Preheat the oven in roast at 350F.

2. In a baking tray put parchment paper and lay the fillets separately. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Evenly add the hot sauce in each fillet and with a brush spread it through all the fish.

3. Cut two limes in half and use one side to squeeze the juice in each portion of fish.

4. Cut the other lime in fine slices. Add the cilantro and the sliced lime.

5. Bake or roast for 24 minutes.

Enjoy, or let it cool before putting in a crystal tupperware in the fridge.


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