Tilapia is an affordable fish that is a great addition to the diet of anyone looking for a protein rich meal. It is also a good source of selenium which helps to fight cancer cells in your body.
Try out some of these optavia tilapia recipes for a healthy and delicious meal!
Lemon Poppyseed and Broccoli Salad
This crunchy, rich and drool-worthy broccoli salad is a crowd pleaser. It makes a perfect side dish for parties, picnics, barbecues and pot lucks.
Unlike most traditional broccoli salads, this one is made with a sweet poppy seed dressing that adds flavor and interest to the recipe. It also contains a variety of delicious vegetables, nuts and seeds, including dried cranberries, bacon and sharp cheddar cheese.
To prepare this salad, you first need to blanch the broccoli florets. You can either do this in a boiling water bath or you can blanch it in ice water to speed up the process. Either way, you want to make sure the broccoli is completely dry before adding it to your salad.
Then, you need to prepare the rest of the ingredients for the salad. You will need a large bowl and some paper towels. Place the broccoli florets in the bowl and then pour the lemon poppy seed dressing over them. Toss to coat and let the salad sit for an hour or so before serving.
A delicious and easy, healthy recipe! This Broccoli Kale Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing is packed with flavor and is perfect for meal prep.
You can serve this salad with grilled chicken, fish, or as a main dish. You can also add a variety of additional vegetables and seeds to your salad, depending on what you have on hand.
While you can serve this salad at any time of year, it is best served during the summer. It is a great way to get some vitamin C into your diet.
To make the Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing, you will need the following ingredients: 1. Mayo 2. Apple cider vinegar 3. Monk fruit or sugar 4. Salt 5. Pepper 6. Toasted sunflower seeds (optional)
Once you have all the ingredients, place them into a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add some water if the blender is too full. Then, add the poppy seeds and blend for 1-2 seconds, just enough to mix them in with your dressing.
Potatoes with Chilli Flakes
Tilapia is one of the best fishes to include in your diet if you’re trying to lose weight. It is low in calories and contains proteins, vitamins and minerals that keep your body energized. This is the reason why Ideal4UMeals uses only wild caught tilapia in all of our recipes.
This delicious recipe is made with crispy fried potatoes tossed in slightly spicy, sweet and sour chilli sauce that will definitely make you crave for more! It is a popular Indian and Chinese fusion dish that is often served as an appetizer or as a side dish.
To prepare these finger shaped potatoes, first coat them in a mixture of corn flour, all purpose flour, chilli powder and salt. Heat oil in a kadai or a wok and deep fry the potato fingers in batches till they are half cooked. You can also bake or air fry them.
Next, prepare a super aromatic chilli sauce in a pan or wok. Add garlic, green chillies, onions and spring onions. Then mix in soya sauce, chilli paste and vinegar. If you want a more mild version of this, reduce the amount of green chillies and vinegar.
The fried potatoes are then tossed in the sauce to coat them evenly. Serve this tasty dish hot as it has a delicate crispy texture and smoky flavour.
This is a very healthy and low carbohydrate dish that will be loved by the whole family! These crispy fried potatoes are made with a simple and easy recipe and have a delicious honey chilli sauce that is both sweet and spicy.
These tangy, creamy and smoky honey chilli potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to almost any meal! It’s a great alternative to traditional potatoes and makes an excellent side dish for roasting or grilled meat.
You can make these as a snack or as a main course with some fresh herbs like mint or coriander. They’re a quick and easy meal for your weeknights, but they are still filling and satisfying.
These potatoes with chilli flakes are also very good for those who’re trying to lose weight because they contain very low calorie and very little fat. This is why they are also a good choice for those on the Ideal Protein diet.
A cucumber salad can be a great way to cool down on a hot summer day. It’s refreshing and can be easily made ahead of time for a picnic or potluck.
Cucumber salad is a classic, and there are many different types to choose from. Some are creamy, while others are vinegar based. The main difference is the dressing. Some include mayonnaise, while others use Greek yogurt instead.
This recipe is a favorite at BBQs, potlucks, and picnics. It’s simple to prepare, combines all the flavors of a classic cucumber salad with some tangy dill, and is a great, healthy option for anyone trying to cut down on calories.
You can serve this dish as a side to any main, from grilled chicken and burgers to pulled pork and teriyaki chicken. The crispness of the cucumber pairs well with the savory, spicy flavor of tilapia.
The key to making a good cucumber salad is salting the cucumbers before you mix them with the dressing. This helps draw out the excess water that is in the cucumbers. You can also drain the cucumbers if you want to make sure they are dry before you add them to the salad.
While some people find the peels of cucumbers to be bitter, this is usually only an issue if you’re using older cucumbers. If you do decide to use cucumbers that have a bitter peel, make sure to taste them before you cut them into the salad.
You can also soak the cucumbers in salt water to help offset the bitterness. This works really well with thin-skinned cucumbers, such as English or Persian varieties.
This salad can be made a few days in advance, but it’s best served fresh so that the cucumbers don’t brown. You can even add a few chopped white onions for an added crunch and a bit of sweetness.
The vinegar in the salad keeps it from getting too mushy, so it can be kept in the fridge for several days. It’s also good to have a few extra cucumbers on hand because they can be easily refreshed before serving.
Broccoli with Tomatoes
Broccoli is a great source of glucosinolate phytonutrients that fight cancer. It also provides the body with a healthy dose of vitamin K, potassium, folate and chromium. It is also a good source of fiber, protein and antioxidants like vitamin C. It is best eaten raw or cooked with very little cooking time, so it retains its health benefits.
A classic side dish with a lot of flavor is this sauteed broccoli with tomato and garlic. It’s quick and easy to make, and can be made with fresh or frozen broccoli. The tomatoes are sauteed in olive oil and browned, which gives the dish a deep flavor.
It’s a quick and easy whole foods recipe that’s perfect for a summer dinner or anytime you need to use up fresh tomatoes. It also pairs well with pasta and makes a great light meal when served with feta cheese.
Alternatively, this simple, yet delicious dish can be made with one 1-lb bag of frozen cut broccoli, prepared as instructed on the bag. You can add in the tomatoes at this point if you’d like to make it a more traditional dish, but keep the cooking time shorter than for fresh broccoli.
When making this dish, be sure to choose a high-quality organic brand of broccoli. It will be much higher in nutrients and less likely to contain pesticides than other brands.
In this salad, roasted tomatoes are mixed with tangy, fork-tender broccoli florets in a light, creamy sauce. Tossed with pine nuts and fresh basil, this meal is a nutritious way to enjoy vegetables.
This tasty, tangy dish is ready in under 20 minutes. You can easily modify it with different herbs and spices for a new flavor experience. It’s a great, hearty meal for the whole family.
If you prefer a lighter sauce, try adding in some red pepper flakes or chopped parsley. Or for a full-flavor entrée, try topping it with goat cheese and Parmesan.
The lycopene in tomatoes can help prevent prostate cancer, according to research by the University of Illinois. Tomatoes are also a great source of biotin, which is important for prostate health. Moreover, lycopene is an essential nutrient for cardiovascular and neurological health. Tomatoes also have a rich array of other vitamins and minerals, including lutein and zeaxanthin, which are said to reduce the risk of cataracts.