Cajun Tilapia Stuffed Red Potato

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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.

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

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

Video Tutorial:


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:

525 calories, 51g protein, 48g carbs, 15g fat, 5g fiber, 8g sugar

About the Author

photo 1 (1)Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.

He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.

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