It’s Tasty Tuesday!!!!
The key to living a healthy lifestyle consistently is to ENJOY the foods you’re eating and the activities that you’re doing to stay active. If we are never going back, we have to honestly like the new way!!!
The first thing I did when starting the new WW Smart Points food plan was to sit down and write out my favorite meals. Next, I looked up the SP values for them as they were originally prepared. Then I went to work remaking them to taste as delicious as possible but at a Smart Points value I could live with. I’m pretty happy with my list. It’s very liberating to have a bunch of low Smart Points value meals that I truly look forward to eating. That, to me, is a “lifestyle”.
The recipe below is one of my go-to dinners because it’s easy and tastes just as good reheated as it does when it comes out of the oven. That’s super important for me, because I’m of the “Cook once, eat off what I’ve made for the rest of the week” mindset. I love tilapia and at 1 Smart Point per 3oz, it’s an amazing value!! I promise you’ll be very full and have more than enough Smart Points left over with this recipe! If you’d rather substitute boneless, skinless chicken breast or lean pork chops, you could easily do that too. Both of those lean proteins are 2 Smart Points for 3 oz. Still a great bargain but fish is my favorite!!
Baked Tilapia & Veggies with Red Potatoes
7 Smart Points per Serving or Meal (or 6 if you’re not a fan of green olives and opt to leave them out)
Yields 3 Servings or Individual Meals
-1 pound of fresh tilapia, which from Meijer, yielded 3 full filets. Once cooked, they are 2 Smart Points each. (Btw–you could use frozen and Aldi has awesome frozen tilapia.)
-Spritz 9×13 inch baking dish with olive oil Pam. 0 SPs.
-Sprinkle fresh garlic (I use the kind in a jar packed in water) and onion sliced on bottom of baking dish. 0 SPs.
-Lay out the tilapia filets over the garlic & onion
–Sprinkle tilapia with any spices you like. I used dill & lemon pepper this time.
– Add your favorite veggies. I like grape tomatoes halved, asparagus spears (I buy ’em already cut and ready) and thick sliced mushrooms. I add green olives too and they’re DELISH!! 6 green olives = 1 Smart Point.
-Pour a little lemon juice on top of everything and more seasoning for the veggies. A bit of sea salt & ground pepper does the trick for me, but be more creative, if you’d like!
-Bake the whole thing at 350* til done. I like it well done, so I leave mine in 25 minutes.
-While it’s baking, boil 4 Cups of red potatoes in fat free chicken broth. I simply count out 12 small red potatoes. 1C of red or new potatoes is 4 SPs.
When both the fish & the potatoes are done, I like to use glass containers to portion out my meals. Each portion gets 1/3 of the tilapia & veggies along with 4 small red potatoes. As you can see, this makes 3 large, filling meals and each is only 7 Smart Points each!! I use 2 more Smart Points to put light ranch on my potatoes, which is SO yummy!!
All is Well❤️