This very popular fish, tilapia, is substantial in protein, but very low in calories and fat! The beautiful bright white color, and outstanding sweet flavor of tilapia makes your dinner plate irresistible! The slightly firm texture of tilapia makes it easy for grilling, either indoors or outdoors.
Tilapia is packed with many nutritional benefits. This wonderful fish contains no carbohydrates, and has one of the lowest levels of mercury of all fish. Tilapia is very rich in vitamin B12, niacin, phosphorus, potassium and selenium.
Grocery stores and food markets carry both fresh and frozen tilapia year round. When you purchase fresh tilapia, be sure the fish smells fresh, is moist, and shiny. You can keep your fresh tilapia in your refrigerator for two days. You can keep your frozen fish in the freezer for about four months, and be sure to thaw out in your refrigerator.
Now that you have this fine fish, you can easily prepare it many different ways. Grilled tilapia is an excellent choice along with some of your favorite grilled vegetables! For lunch, try a grilled tilapia sandwich with some onion slices on a low carb, low calorie grain bread. If you add enough lettuce, tomato and onion to your sandwich, you may feel full with only a half sandwich and you can save the rest for tomorrow!
Baked tilapia is simple to make! Just place some fillets in a baking dish with a very small amount of olive oil, lemon juice, and some spices. For added flavor, sprinkle a small amount of low fat parmesan cheese on top, and bake until lightly browned.
For a fun, and a healthy appetizer, make a tilapia ka-bob! Add a few chunks of pineapple for variety and extra flavor. Try adding tilapia to your stir fry. Baked tilapia topped with salsa, and a side of kale is another excellent choice.
For a burst of flavor, bake your tilapia fillets over a bed of spinach, and top lightly with low fat cottage cheese.
You will love this incredible fish and will be anxious to try new and exciting ways to enjoy your tilapia! Have fun!
The Power Blast!
Calories: one ounce 36 calories
Protein: 7 g
Vitamin C: 0
Calcium: 3.9 mg
Cholesterol: 16 mg
Potassium: 106 mg
Sodium: 16 mg
Saturated Fat: 0