Finding I like fish

I’ve hated fish since I was kid. Tuna and shrimp were on the OK list. Let me tell you, growing up Catholic, Lent was rough! I’ve always liked my mom’s tuna and noodles so that’s what I lived off of during Lent (along with mac and cheese and occasional accidental meat). This year, I made it through Lent with the discovery of sushi. Recently, I tried fish tacos for the first time and fell in love. Since then I’ve been ordering other types of fish: tilapia, seared ahi, and salmon.

This week I decided to cook some tilapia. I don’t like fishy tasting fish so I decided to marinate it with a Weber’s seasoning. I tried the Citrus Herb first, which was my favorite. You just mix in a 1/2 cup of orange juice with the seasoning and let the fish marinate in it for a few hours or over night. This one would be awesome on shrimp!

I liked it so much, I decided to try another one. I also tried the Lemon Pepper one this week but didn’t like it as well.

Lemon Pepper Tilapia & Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Pepper Tilapia & Brussels Sprouts

If you haven’t tried the Weber’s Seasonings, I’d recommend them! I’ll keep you updated as I explore more fish options. If you have a favorite way to prepare fish or a recipe you’d like to share, please do!!


Newman’s Own Complete Skillet Meal: Beef and Broccoli

20130624_192055I got an e-mail from Hungry Girl this week about a new product: Newman’s Own Complete Skillet Meals. She mentioned that some are low in WW PointsPlus, and some are not so I decided to check them out at Hy-Vee. Hy-Vee had four different flavors. The beef and broccoli was the most healthy at 6 PP+ and the others ranged between 11 and 13 PP+. 20130624_195711

I don’t love cooking for myself so these are perfect for heating up when I get home from the gym. Sometimes frozen meals such as these are not so appealing and the meat is tough as leather. That’s not the case with Newman’s Own! The beef was super tender and it had great flavor. They only make two servings so I can cook it all and eat half for dinner and take the other half for lunch later in the week (which I did today).

Some other great options:
Chicken Florentine & Farfalle— 9 PP+
Garlic Chicken, Veggies and Farfalle— 8 PP+
Grilled Chicken Teriyaki with Lo Mein— 9 PP+
Orange Chicken— 10 PP+

Try them out and let me know what you think!