Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Why eat tilapia?

  1. Growth and Development: One of the most important aspects of tilapia is its impressive protein content, making up more than 15% of our daily requirement in a single serving
  2. Weight Loss: Unlike many other animal products, fish like tilapia are high in protein but low in calories and fats.
  3. Bone Health: One of the most prominent minerals found in tilapia is phosphorous, which is an essential mineral for human health, as it is a vital part of the development and growth of bone matter.
  4. Heart Health: Tilapia is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been directly linked to lowering cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels in the human cardiovascular system.

Here’s a great tilapia recipe to try:

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Rinse tilapia fillets under cool water and pat dry.
  3. Place fillets in baking dish. Pour lemon juice over fillets, then drizzle butter on top.
  4. Sprinkle with garlic, parsley, and pepper.
  5. Bake about 30 minutes.

 

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