Almond Flour Crusted Tilapia

by Jillian on January 20, 2012 · 3 comments

For dinner last night, I took out a tilapia filet that I had in the freezer from Trader Joe’s. I didn’t want to just make it the same way I always do, so I looked around the kitchen for something I could use to spice it up. I once had a recipe for almond crusted tilapia that called for sliced almonds. I remember it being quite good and it gave me the idea to use almond flour to “bread” the filet.

In a bowl, I combined:

  • 2 tbsp. almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp. old bay seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

In another bowl, I whisked an egg and dipped the tilapia filet in it before coating it in the almond flour mixture. I heated up coconut oil in a pan and pan seared it for about 4 minutes on each side (depending on how thick the filet is) and squeezed some lemon juice on it as it was cooking. It finished with a crispy outer layer and it definitely hit the spot!


I placed it on a bed of steamed spinach. On the side, I made mashed cauliflower sweet potatoes. I boiled a peeled and cubed sweet potato along with cauliflower florets for about 12 minute until they were tender. I placed them in a food processor with a dash of olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. They came out super creamy and delicious, especially topped with some earth balance spread.


Dinner was a winner! It’s protein packed with the fish, almond flour, and egg. I’ll be making this again with the last tilapia filet I have left in the freezer.


Workout and Breakfast

On the plan today was legs. I started out with a 2 mile run and 10 minutes on the stairmaster to get my legs burning. I followed it with a few rounds of squats, lunges, one legged deadlifts, and calf raises. You know, the usual. I was sweaty, nonetheless.

After yesterdays flop, I did a second attempt at Ashley’s banana cinnamon protein quick bake. I added less milk this time as she suggested in the comments section of my post and it came out perfect! I used 4 tbsp. almond milk.


Maple syrup and crunchy almond butter yet again….why change a good thing?


Paired with a side of coffee (taken pre stevia and soy creamer).


I used to hate those mugs when I first moved in with Joe, but I changed my mind!

On the agenda for today:

  • study for CPT
  • work – finishing up some stuff for the week
  • look over IIN documents for my future business :)
  • babysit Joe’s niece and nephews for a bit while his sister goes to a wake
  • watch Joe’s new restaurant on the news, remember when I went to lunch for it? It’s airing today.

Oh, and I need to pick out some stuff from Champion apparently. Joe orders gym clothes online from Champion quite often and a few times I had him add on a sports bra or shorts to his order. So, this morning he forwards me this e-mail.


Yes, Joseph may like that sports bra, if I’m wearing it!

Regardless, I need to go pick some stuff out on the website because there’s a sale going on. That T-back bra is actually my favorite, but it’s not on sale. Boo!

Any Champion gear that you suggest I should try?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marilyn January 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I’ll take some of that tilapia! Yum!


2 Sara @ Nourish and Flourish January 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Haha, I’m sure Joe’s masculine ego was tested when he opened that email today! So funny!

I LOVE the idea of coating fish (or even chicken) with almond flour! I have an entire bag sitting in my fridge, waiting to be used. This dish is definitely happening this week. :-) And mashed cauliflower is one of my favorite side dishes, but I’ve never thought of adding sweet potatoes. It looks delicious.

Yay for CPT studying! When are you planning on taking the exam? Happy Friday! xo


3 Jillian January 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I hope to take it some time in April! There is so much info, so we will see. Happy Friday to you too!!! :)


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