Friday, February 26, 2010

Easy Weeknight Dinner

So last night was pretty busy. Right after work I raced home to do my Wii Active Sports workout and then I needed to get dinner taken care of before Matt and I had to leave for the Duke basketball game.

I decided to make one of my go to easy weeknight meals Tilapia and veggies. From the Super Target I buy frozen Sea Choice tilapia. I like it because it's very affordable and individually packaged. Below are the easy steps for a quick healthy dinner.

1. In the morning move the fish from the freezer to the fridge. If you haven't planned ahead you can also thaw the fish in a bowl of water.

2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

3. Put about 1/2 cup of egg beaters in a bowl. You can also use an egg or a little bit of oil.

4. Put bread crumbs onto the plate.

5. Dip the fish in the egg beater and then put it on the plate and make sure the bread crumbs cover the fish.

6. Spray a cookie sheet with Pam. Put the fish on the cookie sheet, cookie sheet into the oven.

7. Let it cook for 10 minutes and voila you have a delicious piece of fish.

The fish alone is only 100 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. If calculating the nutrition make sure to also add the egg beater and bread crumbs.

To go with the fish I just heated up a package of Green Giant Simply Steam Garden Vegetable Medley. One serving (half the box) is only 50 calories, .5 grams of fat, and 1 gram of fiber. I like to keep a mix of the Green Giant Simply Steam vegetables in the freezer. They are perfect for when you need a quick side item. I usually would add a salad or another vegetable to the meal but we were rushing out the door how it was to get to Cameron in time for the start of the game.

The whole meal is only 5 weight watcher points.

Do other people have easy go to weeknight dinners?


  1. This meal definitely goes on the approved list, though I agree it could probably use one more side item to make it a full dinner.

  2. Umm we would have had time for 1 more side if someone had remembered to heat up the veggies while I was in the shower. :)

  3. My go to meal is very similar to yours. Except I "fry" using Pam spray Atlantic Trident salmon patties(3pts)apx 7min on each side.I get mine in the frozen section at the Lowes Food here in Raleigh. I add a dollop if sour cream (1pt) topped with dill weed. Fresh sliced cucumbers (0) & I like you serve it with the GG Garden vegetable Medler. Grand total of 4pts

    I like the sound of your Talapia. I may have to try that sometimes!

  4. I might try this sometime. Have you ever had those weight watcher frozen dessert things? I think they are weight watchers. They have like key lim pie, peanut butter sundae, etc. They are good and have like 3 or 4 or 5 points depending on what it is. I'm not sure how good that is. But they are good, taste wise.

  5. I'll have to look for the salmon patties. I also really like Trader Joe's frozen already made crab cakes. These are 5 pts so not as lean but they are super good.

    I have had some of the WW desserts but the better ones are 3 pts and that can be too much sometimes. I prefer the WW ice cream or skinny cow truffle ice cream bars. ( They are so freakin good and only 2 pts.

  6. I so need to make a trip to Trader Joe's! I haven't tried the deserts but I LOVE WW's GIANT Fudge Bars for 1 pt.

  7. If you go to trader joes another thing I love from there are their frozen turkey meatballs. Heat them in the microwave, add spaghetti sauce, and wheat pasta and you have a delicious easy meal. Total pts 6.

  8. Jenni! I eat tilapia (no breadcrumbs) sauteed in a skillet with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and garlic and then hit with a little bit lemon jiuce just before i eat it and i make either steamed or roasted veggies with that and brown rice at least 3 times a week. My other go team under 400 cal meal is sauteed shrimp- pretty much cooked the same way- evoo, garlic, and lemon and i eat that over a salad once or twice a week.