Tuesday, February 7, 2012

More Tilapia!

As a broke college student, I am on a very tight budget. Some weeks are easier than others- none of them are terribly hard, though (thanks to my WONDERFUL mother!) However, this week I was on a bit of a tighter budget than usual to make sure I could afford my drive to New Orleans and my valentine's things for Will. So, since I had a lot of frozen tilapia left in my freezer I decided to make it again for dinner to avoid spending money unnecessarily on groceries.

I'm a southern girl, and that means I love fried food. Unfortunately, fried food doesn't exactly like me back. The baked tilapia I made last week was delicious! But, I needed to switch it up a bit. Although this is not a Weight Watchers recipe, it is a healthy one that is diet friendly! I got the recipe from the SparkRecipes App on my iPhone (from Sparkpeople.com). It's delicious and only 5 points for a big filet! This Delicious Dish Tuesday (as brought to you by Full Time Mama) is Crunchy Oven "Fried" Tilapia!

Makes 4 servings
What you'll need:
4 four ounce tilapia filets (1lb)
3 egg whites (I used egg beaters this time. It worked fine, but regular eggs work better in my opinion)
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp cajun seasoning (Tony's is by FAR my favorite)
1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Fat Free Butter Spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In one bowl, whip egg whites until somewhat frothy. In another bowl, combine breadcrumbs, cheese, and seasonings. Dip each filet first in the egg whites and then coat evenly with crumbs. Spray a cookie sheet with butter spray (or use reynold's non-stick foil), then spritz the top of the fish as well. Bake 8-10 minutes on 400 until fish flakes easily with fork.
Than, Viola! Crispy like the fried stuff without all of the fat and calories!

I served this with a simple side of pasta- with just a little bit of butter, olive oil, seasoning and sprinkles of breadcrumbs- and it was delicious! I will definitely be making this regularly!

Weight is falling off slowly but surely! Thanks for all the support!
Let me know how you like it! ;)

Full Time Mama


  1. This sounds delish. I need to eat more fish and I love the seasoning going on with this. Good luck on your weight loss!

    1. Thank you! And thanks for visiting! This recipe really is yummy! I hope if you try it you enjoy it!

  2. I have some tilapi in the freezer and this recipe looks great! Think I'll try it out next week. Thanks!

    Good Luck with your diet!

    1. Thanks for visiting! I hope you like it! I thought it was really yummy, and it's really easy! And thanks for the luck! lol

  3. I have a ton of tilapia in the freezer and I think I will be using this recipe the next time I make some. I can't believe "fried" fish is only 5 points! Thanks so much for sharing with Delicious Dish Tuesday.

    1. Great! I hope you like it!! Thanks for visiting!!

  4. As I said before, I'm not a fish person, BUT I'm totally going to have to send all my friends and family over here to see your recipes! I'm the only one pretty much who doesn't do fish (I know, it's pathetic). My husband has some fish in the freezer now, I think I'll have to share this one with him. And when he makes it, I'll take out some chicken and make this with chicken! =) Sounds super yummy!
    Thanks SO much for linking up! Come back tonight and link up another delicious dish!

    1. LOL thanks!! I think it would be great with chicken! You'd probably just have to add about 10 minutes to the cooking time. Thanks for hosting Delicious Dish Tuesday. I'm really enjoying it!


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