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Tasty Tuesdays

So What’s For Din Din??

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

 

Baked Tilapia & Veggies, Just Out Of The Oven


-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!

 

Ready to go into the oven! I baked some extra asparagus to go along with it!!

-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!!


Everyone have a HAPPY Tuesday and let me know what you think of this food idea by posting a comment for everyone to read!!

All is Well❤️

Terra😄

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  • Pam Dahlin
    January 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

    This is great news! Making some today!

  • Terra
    January 7, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Awesome news, Marsha!! Thanks for figuring out the Smart Points for the chili! I suspected it was as low as it was before our lower, but I have been too busy to go back and check yet. I did check lean ground beef and it’s only 1 SP per ounce, so I am sure you calculations are correct. Enjoy your 2 cups of chili for 1 SP!!!!!

  • Marsha Pedersen
    January 6, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I calculated the SP in the chili today and came up with <1 SP per cup. Nothing in the recipe had points except the turkey and beans. I'm curious to know if anyone else has calculated it, and if I'm right I'll just go whole hog and have two cups of it!

  • Pam Dahlin
    January 6, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Terra, have you figured out the Smart Points for your “one” point chili? I love that recipe!

  • Pam Dahlin
    January 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    This looks great, Terra!

  • Judi
    January 5, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Can’t wait to make this, sounds delicious! And easy… Love easy!

  • Marsha Pedersen
    January 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I love tilapia but am concerned about food safety. I’ve read that one should avoid that which comes from Latin American or Asian countries. Tilapia raised in the US or Canada is considered safe, but is hard to find. Does anyone know where to buy US or Canadian tilapia?

  • Cheryl
    January 5, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I bought Tilapia just this morning, prior to reading your post, for dinner tonight. I’m not a huge fan of asparagus, and don’t have any on hand. However, I do have fresh green beans that I will substitute always a good feeling to know what’s for dinner; b e f o r e the dinner hour. Thanks Terra!

  • Jules
    January 5, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Looks great Terra…you Rock!!!

    Have a wonderful day Mint Sistuh!

  • Janet
    January 5, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Thanks, Terra! This sounds great – please keep ’em coming 🙂 These easy, yummy recipes really help me navigate the new program.

  • Donna
    January 5, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Thank you Terra, this is what I need…simple, but good recipes! Have a great day!