First, a backstory. Early last month I discovered that my friend Angie’s sister is a personal trainer. And that she was running a “jump start January” training program. And was only charging $40. Done. Sign me up. She’s in California, but was creating meal plans and workouts and able to contacted regularly. And I needed something to get me back on track so I could return to not being a total fatass and feeling guilty and gross about regaining half of the 70lbs I lost a couple years ago back.
Because of that, Dan and I are working on making better food choices, eating less food, and working out regularly. So far, so good. This was the first meal we made on the healthier lifestyle train. It was in the meal plan given for the training program. And it’s a true winner. Fresh and light and delicious and filling. All at the same time. And easy. Sosososo easy!
Tilapia Fish Tacos
Tilapia (we got three filets – about a pounds worth)
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3 c. shredded cabbage
Grape tomatoes, diced
2 green onions, sliced
Cilantro, chopped (optional – we hate cilantro so I left it out of ours!)
Whole wheat tortillas
(I did end up doubling the spice amount, because I sort of coated the filets on both sides and rubbed it in. Worth it.)
Mix cabbage, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, lime, and salt in a bowl and set aside. Coat and rub the filets with the seasoning mix (chili powder, cumin, salt, garlic powder) and pan fry in about a tablespoon of evoo on medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes per side. Warm up tortillas (oven or microwave both work fine).
Place filet and cabbage mix in tortilla and enjoy!
We had a few tortilla chips and salsa with ours, but didn’t have any additional sides, because we were fine with just that, but some refried beans would be delish!
Let me know if you try this yummy recipe and what, if any, side(s) you have with it!