Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tilapia, Mango Salsa & Kale Chips

 How pretty are these things that grow from dirt?


While at Publix picking up some wild-caught salmon -- my go-to -- I decided to give tilapia a chance. I'm sure I had tasted it before, but I could never remember if I liked it or not, but after this experiment I think I'll remember that it can, in fact, be super ultra delicious.

All I did was pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees, coat the tilapia in coconut oil, salt and pepper and bake on an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet for about 12 minutes.


Also, if you've ever tried raw kale, you will NOT believe how good it tastes after baking it. I was skeptical at first, but trust me when I say kale chips are addictive.

I followed this recipe because I had no idea how kale chips worked.. at all (I was almost as clueless about kale as I was about mango..).

I just washed a bunch of kale, doused it in olive oil and salt (I actually used too much salt. It really doesn't need much at all) and baked in a 275 degree oven for 20 minutes, flipped it over and cooked for another 20 minutes.


While all that business was cooking, I chopped up a mango (which is way more complicated than it looks..), onion, tomato, cilantro, bell pepper, then added salt, pepper and lime juice. (I loosely followed this recipe, but I'm too impatient to marinade and find several of these ingredients).


It was a truly satisfying meal. I was very please with how it turned out. I'm always really excited when a Whole30 meal I make tastes so good that it doesn't seem like I'm "dieting" or "detoxing" at all. This was definitely one of those.

Cheers to 17 days of clean eating!

8 comments:

  1. Did you leave the skin on the mango? Looks supper good!

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  2. It looks absolutely delicious!!!!

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  4. I need to try this! I love kale (if you do too go check out my recipe for kale & gnocchi...it's my hubby's fave!!!) But I've never tried kale chips so now I must!!

    And yes, florida girl tooooo. Just transplanted out West (: Following you!

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  5. Oh, man - that looks delicious!!

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  6. I really like kale chips too. My 2 year old daughter will eat an entire bowl! It all looks super tasty :)

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