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yum! and a recipe

Decided to get a little creative with dinner tonight which necessitated me taking a 2 mile walk in the 90+ degree heat (blah).  Had to run to Safeway to get ingredients but it was so worth it.

We had Cajun Lime Tilapia over brown rice with black bean & corn salsa.  And veggies.  The idea came from my favorite meal at Applebee’s.  My husband has refused to take me over there so I decided to make my own.  What did we ever do before the internet and recipe sites.  Found a recipe for the salsa and all the Cajun Tilapia recipes were just cajun seasoning on the fish so I just kind of winged that.  The salsa tasted just like the stuff at Applebee’s.  The fish was FANTASTIC.  Everyone loved it (except Meagan who complained about the salsa which she said made her sick…if I hadn’t said it was “salsa” she probably would have ate it).

recipe for Black Bean & Corn Salsa:
1 can black beans, drained
1 1/2 cups corn, cooked to tender
1/2 jalepeno, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 tsp jarred garlic
1 large tomato, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
cilantro (didn’t measure, just to taste)
lime juice (to taste)

I actually made twice that amount since I’m feeding 7 but we have a ton left.  The fish was just tilapia loins (that we got frozen at Costco) with McCormick Cajun seasoning rubbed on it and fried with just PAM in the pan.  The rice was cooked in my rice cooker with chicken broth instead of water (everyone raved over the rice… it’s just rice, lol).  And our favorite Normandy blend of veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini and yellow squash).  I’m STUFFED.


So last night I had to come up with something for dinner for me and hubby.  Well, mostly for me.  I made boxed mac & cheese for the kids but I’m watching what I eat and even made with light margarine and skim milk it’s too fattening for me.  So I rummaged through our limited supplies (fridge/freezer is looking kind of empty again) and came up with this:

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so yummy

Just had one of the most delicious meals ever and it was super low in calories and almost no fat.

We had pork roast (sirloin tip so basically fat free), smashed red potatoes (made with fat free sour cream and fat free half & half), broccoli, sweet corn and green beans.  Jack also got himself some baked beans (the way my dad taught me to make them: Bush’s original recipe, some brown sugar and yellow mustard) because he LOVES them.  And everyone else is getting potato rolls.  I passed on them to save on fat.

There was a bit of guess work on how many calories were in the potatoes since I didn’t actually figure out how many servings were in the amount I cooked (5lbs of potatoes) but I took a big scoop and with a 1/2 to 1 cup of each veggie and 4oz of meat I was somewhere between 400 and 450 calories and like 4 grams of fat.  For a full meal.  I’m actually pretty full but I’m considering having a little bit more of each.  It was so good.

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