One of my favorite foods is Tilapia. I’m not super big on fish, but I can’t get enough of tilapia. It’s got no carbs (yay!), high in protein, and it’s good for your heart! If you have high cholesterol, however, make sure to limit your tilapia intake, as it is a little high in LDL Cholesterol. But here is a simple, easy, and tasty recipe to get some protein and omega 3 fatty acids.
-2-4 tilapia filets (depending on how many you want. They’re pretty small, so I usually do 2 for just myself)
– Half a lemon
-Knor Rice Sides, Rice Pilaf
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Take a cookie sheet and cover it in foil. Place the filets evenly on top of the cookie sheet. Take the lemon and squeeze it over the filets until it is juiced to your liking. Take a pinch of black pepper and sprinkle it over each filet. Take a spoon, the minced garlic, and place a thin line down the middle of the filet. Personally, I LOVE garlic, so I also add a little garlic salt to all the filets. Do this to both sides of the filets. Place the cookie sheet in the over for about 15-20 minutes. While the fish is cooking, cook the rice according to the instructions on the package. Make sure the fish is white and flakey when you pull it out of the oven. Place it on a plate with the rice and serve!
Prep Time: 5-7 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes (at most)
Total Carbs: The serving size for the rice is 47g per 1/2 cup, but I usually don’t have the full serving. So it will vary, depending on how much rice you eat.
Review: It was quick and easy to make, and it actually tasted pretty good. It was a little bland for my own tastes, so I would probably find ways to flavor it up a little more, but it was a good, low-carb option and filled me up pretty quickly.
Happy cooking, friends!