Thursday, February 7, 2013

Quick and Easy Fish Tacos

I'm the kind of person that's always on the hunt for new recipes. Specifically, recipes that are delicious, easy and Weight Watcher friendly. Well, last night on a whim I decided to do something different with the Tilapia fillets I defrosted. After some debate, I decided to try my hand at making fish tacos. Here's the result...

Best fish tacos ever. Weight Watchers Points Plus value: 6 points for 2 tacos

Here's the ultra simple recipe. Enjoy!

  • 1/4 of a ripe Avocado (2 pts)
  • Salsa to taste (I used medium for a little spice, but this is totally up to you) (0 pts)
  • Diced onion (0 pts)
  • 4 Tilapia Fillets (I like Tilapia because it's super light and fresh. It's also very points plus friendly 2 pts for 4 oz.). I suggest using 2 oz. per taco.
  • 2 Corn tortillas (small, soft taco size) (1 point each)
  • Blackening seasoning (store bought) (0 pts)
  • Fresh cilantro (0 pts)
  • 5 sprays of olive oil cooking spray (Pam makes a nice one) (0 pts)
  • 1 lime (0 pts)

Wash and dry Tilapia. Sprinkle blackening seasoning on both sides of each filet. Add 5 sprays of the Olive oil cooking spray to a pan and heat on medium temperature.

Place Tilapia in pan and cook for about 3-4 min per side (or to desired degree of doneness). Remove from pan and let cool. When cool, cut fish into smaller pieces. It will flake and break apart as you work with it. 

Dice onion in small pieces. Wash and chop cilantro. Slice avocado into quarters. Cut lime into 4 wedges.

Heat corn tortillas in microwave (approx. 5-15 sec). 

Take each tortilla and top with 2 oz. of Tilapia. Add generous amounts of onion, salsa, and cilantro. Top tacos with avocado and the juice from the lime wedge. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Easy, light and delicious. I gave this 6 points plus for 2 tacos. Not bad.

Try this and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Year Older. A Year Wiser. Still a Fighter.

Hi Everyone!
Oooh, I'm embarrassed that I've been away for so long. I've missed blogging and interacting with all of you awesome folks out there in blogland =)

Well, to bring you up to speed on my life, here's a few highlights since my last post:

  • I'm a year older!
  • I've gained 6 lbs over the holiday season (including my birthday) (yikes)
  • My achilles Tendon is still healing (been wearing a walking boot for a little over 2 months. I should be starting physical therapy soon)
  • I'm in my second to last quarter of school! Yay!!!
In short, the end of last year was a pretty tough time for me...praise God nothing serious happened.  However, I did experience a number of things that took me out of my comfort zone and left me asking the question, "ok, so now what?" Unpleasant as it all was, I can say that each situation forced me to do some soul searching and figure out what it is that I truly want out of life. A house? To travel around the globe? To climb Mt. Everest? LOL, well I'm not 100% sure about everything, but I've created a list that's a great starting point for me. I'm excited about the possibilities =)

That said, I've been super focused this year. I'm pouring all my energy into pursuing the things that will get me where I want to go. Sadly, my weight loss efforts have suffered along the way. But in the words of my grandmother, "it ain't over 'til your feet no longer touch the ground". And on that note, I won't give up the fight. 

How is your year going so far?