Bright garden vegetables and a touch of smoky bacon flavor in these delicous tender tilapia fillets. Cooking fish in a packet guarantees the fish stays moist and keeps fillets from breaking apart on the grill. If you choose to cook dinner in the oven, you can use baking parchment or aluminum foil to make the packets. However, if grilling, be sure to use heavy duty aluminum foil to make your fish packets.
Posted last month at Snap Fitness with amounts figured to serve 4.
6 red or yellow snacking sized sweet bell peppers, diced
1 medium zucchini, trimmed and diced
6 green onions, thinly sliced
6 tilapia fillets, 6 ounces each
3/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
6 12” squares parchment or heavy duty aluminum foil
In a medium skillet over medium heat, sauté chopped bacon until fat is rendered and bacon is cooked. Add diced peppers and zucchini to skillet. Sauté vegetables and bacon until vegetables are just beginning to wilt. Turn off heat.
Place tilapia on parchment or foil. Season fish with salt and pepper. Dividing bacon and pepper mixture, top each tilapia fillet. Fold parchment or foil over fish. Fold edges of parchment around open edges, seal tightly, creating a packet.
To bake in oven: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place packets on a baking sheet before placing in oven. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until fish is cooked through an flakes easily. Open packet carefully, allowing steam to escape.
To grill: Heat grill. Place foil packets on grill over medium-hot coals. Cover grill and cook for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open foil carefully, allowing steam to escape.
Rich and creamy, avocados are packed with protein, which helps keep your energy up and hunger at bay. While it is true this fruit is higher in fat, it is the beneficial monounsaturated kind that helps increase the “good” HCL cholesterol and helps you feel satiated long after being eaten.
This colorful black bean salad delights the eyes as well as taste buds. Serve as a nourishing lunch or an after work out snack. Black Bean Mango Salad Stuffed Avocados are a delicious way to eat a variety of summer vegetables and truly “eat the rainbow.”
Published on Snap Fitness a month ago with servings figured for 4.
Recipe type: salad, vegan, vegetarian, side, lunch, snack, main
4½ tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1½ tablespoon lime juice
1½ garlic clove, minced
2¼ cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed well (about 1½ – 15 oz. cans)
2¼ cups diced fresh mango
1½ cups cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
1½ orange bell pepper, seeded and diced
1⅛ cup minced fresh cilantro
½ cup red onion, diced
6 ripe avocados (one per serving)
In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lime juice and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In another bowl combine black beans, mango, tomatoes, orange pepper, cilantro, and onion. Drizzle with olive oil mixture and toss salad until everything is evenly coated. Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve.
To serve: Cut avocados in half. Remove pit. Place avocado halves (2 halves per serving) cut side up onto four plates. Scoop one forth of the black bean mango salad per serving onto avocado halves, allowing remainder to be served on the side.
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