8/26/10

Saving Pennies and Pounds (Aug 25) - Tortilla Crusted Tilapia

On a perfect day you'd come home with fresh ingredients and have all the time in the world to create a dinner experience. But if your days are like mine, it's a good day when I have time to eat more than a bowl of cereal for dinner. How about a dinner that ...
  • Feeds Two
  • Is Under 400 calories
  • Costs less than $6
  • Takes less than 15 minutes?
Based on this week's ad your wish is granted! Here's the shopping list:
  • 2 Market Street Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Fillets - 2 for $3
  • 1 bag Eat Smart Fresh Cut Vegetables (steam in bag) - 2 for $3
  • 1 lb Red Seedless Grapes $0.99/lb
Total Cost: $5.50 plus tax
Instructions:
Heat the fish according to package instructions.
Steam vegetables in microwave according to package instructions.
Wash grapes.
Assemble 1 fillet, 1/2 bag of vegetables and 1/2 cup of grapes on each plate.

Total Time: 15 minutes or less!



Nutrition breakdown for dinner as plated:
380 calories
12 g of fat
5 g saturated fat
0 g trans fat
55 mg cholesterol
460 mg sodium (this is pretty low for a prepared meal)
40 g carbohydrates
5 g fiber (makes dietitian happy)
20 g sugar (don't panic, it's mostly from grapes)
31 g protein

40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat

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