Our good friends embarked on their weight loss journey together and have found success. Mr. LOC and I could not be happier for them, as we know what a struggle it can be. So MAJOR congratulations to them (if they are reading! :). Mr. LOC and I had to know how they did it, and they shared their secret weapon...
We decided to get a copy. Yesterday we finished our first full day, and we're past breakfast on the second day. *fistpump*.
Last night's dinner was to be fish, cauliflower, and green beans. One of the benefits of this diet/lifestyle change, which is similar to other lower calorie diets, is that you can have any kind of seasonings/herbs to jazz up your food a little. Well, if you know me, I have a tendency to spice things up by adding a little extra (maybe that's how I got in this situation... whoops), but I realized I could do this the "skinny rules" way.
He has a great recipe for Roasted Fish in his book, but it was pretty basic. Salt, pepper, olive oil, roast and eat. Frowny face. After a quick flip through the rest of the book to make sure lime juice was okay, I rounded up some herbs and seasonings. May I present...
Today, I'm going to touch on the fish, but keep your eyes peeled for a post about the cauliflower!
• Olive oil
• Lime juice
• Garlic powder
• Black pepper
• Red pepper
• Sea salt
• Two tilapia fillets, completely thawed (I made this for Mr. LOC and I, and we only had one fillet each... you may want more for your family.)
You'll also want:
• A roasting pan or cookie sheet
• An oven
First, preheat your oven to 475. While your oven is preheating, stick your empty cookie sheet in the oven. Obviously, this pan is going to get pretty hot, so be careful when you put your fish on it in a later step.
To avoid extra fat, we're going to coat the tilapia using the lime juice instead of coating it in olive oil.
Then, take your garlic powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes, parsley, and sea salt and dash a little of each on the fish. Again, don't go nuts with the sea salt as we're also avoiding a ton of sodium here too.
Flip the fish over and repeat the process. Once your oven has heated to 475, tear a piece of tinfoil and give it a little bit of olive oil. Then place the tilapia on the foil. Carefully move the foil with the tilapia on to the hot cookie sheet in the oven. You can move your oven racks out carefully to make this step easier by sliding them out and then back in.
Roast for about 13-15 minutes. Watch the time on this one, I needed about 13 minutes, but the original calls for 8-10.
Keep your eyes peeled here for other Skinny Rules recipes and recipe modifications. We'll be back in a few days with roasted parm cauliflower! Thanks for following along!