Weight Watchers Tilapia Recipe
This tilapia recipe is not only super delicious, it’s also ready in a matter of minutes.
If you haven’t tasted tilapia, let me introduce you to it with this simple recipe.
Tilapia is such a mild tasting fish that even people that don’t like fish usually enjoy it.
My husband for one, is not a fish lover but LOVED this recipe! The seasonings are perfect, with just a hint of spice.
I always have lemons on hand, and a squeeze from a lemon slice adds something to almost any fish recipe.
Most blackened recipes are way too spicy for my taste, but not this homemade blend.
The tilapia is pan fried in heart-healthy olive oil. It’s so juicy and tender, and not dry at all. Cook this up for a quick, healthy dinner any night of the week.
Each skinny serving has 195 calories, 7 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.
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Tilapia is a variety of mild white fish available year-round whole, fresh or frozen, usually as fillets. Since 2000, tilapia ranks as one of the most popular fish consumed in the United States thanks mainly to the mild taste and reasonable price.
Tilapia is rich in protein, low in fat and a source of vitamins and minerals. Tilapia contains some heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids but not as much as other fish, such as salmon. Still, it should be on any list of healthy foods!
Most supermarkets sell tilapia at the fish counter. It’s often sold fresh, not frozen. And fresh is my favorite way to buy it.
In my photo, the pieces I bought were larger than 5 ounces so I cut off the ends and froze them for another use. If you buy and cook larger servings, know that the nutritional information and calculated SmartPoints will be different.
I love the flavor of smoked paprika so much more than regular paprika. It smells like BBQ flavors and really enhances the flavor of any recipe that uses paprika. I strongly recommend using it in this recipe. You’ll find it in most supermarkets in the spice aisle. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s. It adds deliciousness to any savory dish where you want a rich, smoky taste.
I love this fish served with my recipe for Simply, Skinny Crunchy Slaw. It will pair well with any salad or green vegetable.
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 4
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (5 ounces)
195 calories, 7 grams fat, 1 grams sat. fat, 69 mg cholesterol, 29 grams protein, 4 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber, 167 mg sodium, 1 grams sugar
Looking for more tilapia, but served crispy and lemony? Here’s Skinny Kitchen’s Sweet and Lemony Skinny Tilapia. Even with honey and a panko crispy coating, it’s only 7 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.
You can find many more skinny and delicious recipes from Nancy Fox over at SkinnyKitchen.com.