In a rush to get out of the house in the morning, I don’t always remember to lay something out for dinner, so I try to keep a few things in the house that I can throw together relatively quickly.
A few years ago, I came up with the easiest “quick” dinner and it’s delicious and healthy and a friend of mine suggested that I share it on here, so that's what I'm doing...
I pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees, and then I take 4 Tilapia fillets (still frozen) out of their individual packages and lay them in a small casserole dish. I then take Wish-Bone Balsamic Breeze Spritzer and spray them liberally, about 15-20 squirts. Then I take a little bit of salt and sprinkle over the top and then liberally pepper them. Once the oven is heated, I stick them in for 20 minutes. And that’s it! The dressing bakes on to the top of the fish and the extra makes a little sauce in the bottom.
I then heat up a Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, Long Grain & Wild Rice package that takes only 90 seconds!
It’s easy and delicious and I have dinner ready in about 20 minutes! Let me give you a quick run-down on the facts:
A (4 ounce) Tilapia fillet has about 93 calories, and 1 gram of fat (as stated here).
The Wish-Bone dressing has 10 calories and 1 gram of fat in 10 sprays (we used 20, but divided into 4, that’s 5 squirts per fillet).
The rice has 220 calories and 3 grams of fat in the entire bag (which is 2 servings).
If you eat 1 fillet with 5 squirts of dressing, you are looking at 98 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. Then, you can have a cup of rice for 110 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. Right now, we are at 208 calories and 3 grams of fat for dinner.
Pair that with a salad or some veggies and you have yourself a healthy, quick, delicious and filling meal!
PS: I normally do not like the taste of Balsamic anything, but this flavor is light - not overpowering.
I hope you try it out and love it as much as we do!