Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Baked Tilapia

We have enjoyed eating healthier and this meal is well on the way for a healthy lifestyle!!

I prefer fresh Tilapia unfortunately it is not always in season- or the price I would like to pay. I do buy it in the frozen section pre-packaged. They come in individually wrapped fillets.

You can bake or grill how ever you prefer. I simple take the Fillet out of the package and place in the pan- season both sides with my own homemade seasoning and fresh black pepper. I then squeeze fresh lemon or sprinkle a little lemon juice over the top of fillet.

Then bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes turning the fillet once. Fish will crumble apart when it is done. Testing it with a fork to see if it is done by simply cutting it will work. Fish will be a nice brown color like picture above.

If you are grilling the fish you can use and indoor grill pan. I season it the same and then place it in pan- flipping it every 5 minutes until nice and brown and done.

They also sell Salmon the same way- another great fish to try!!! One of our favorites too!!

*5 Trips back to the kitchen.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mashed Sweet Potatoe

We love some Sweet Potato in our house. This is one of my favorite sides to fix and EAT!!!

Sweet Potatoes are very healthy for you......and Very easy!

3 large sweet potatoes
2 tsp ground Cinnamon
2 TBSP brown sugar
1/4 cup of pet milk

Wash, peel and cut your potatoes into cubes. Then place in pot- fill with water to top of potatoes. Place pot on High and allow to come to a rolling boil. Boil until potatoes are tender. {to check- stick a knife into potato and if it is tender or falls apart- it is done}
Drain water. Mash potatoes with potato masher or using electric beater. Add milk, butter, Cinnamon and sugar and mix again. Mix well and if needed add more to taste.
You can add marshmallows also to hot potatoes for a topping. Of course Sweet potatoes are much healthier than white- but adding extra sugar takes away from the healthy factor.

*5 trips back to the kitchen