Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia and Almond Baked Green Beans



Last night I made my own tilapia and almond baked green beans recipes.  Both the hubby and I thought it came out great! I actually had a second serving of fish and I usually never go back for seconds! The kids, to be honest, were on the fence.  The picky toddler stage is a tough one...what makes it harder is having more than one in that phase at the same time.  When one complains I can deal, when both complain it is so frustrating!  I now see why MY mom would be frustrated if my brothers and I complained about dinner when we were growing up.  It's funny how you see things in the way of your parents once you are a parent.  They always said I would...and of course I always said I wouldn't.  Anyways, I shouldn't take it personal or use their complaining through dinner as a negative sign of my cooking, since they complained through grilled cheese at lunch...what kid complains about grilled cheese?!

So, here it is! Two super simple recipes for you to try!

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Ingredients:
4 pieces Tilapia
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (use less or eliminate if you don't like spicy flavor)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 and spray large baking dish with non-stick spray.
Put egg in one bowl.
In another bowl combine remaining ingredients.
Dip each piece of fish in the egg and then into the parmesan mixture and place into baking dish.
Bake for 15 -20 minutes until fish flakes with a fork.
Ta-da!

Almond Baked Green Beans
Ingredients:
Green Beans (Whatever the amount you need for your family. A few handfuls was good for my family of 2 adults and 2 picky toddlers).
Coconut oil (Or the oil that you use for cooking).
Raw almonds
Garlic powder
Sea salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400.
Sorry this one is a little vague but it is so easy I never measure, and you probably don't have to either. 
Place about a tablespoon of oil on baking pan and put green beans on top, mix around until green beans have a light coating.
Sprinkle garlic powder and sea salt and mix around.  This is really up to how strong you like flavor.
*My favorite part that makes the whole meal - take about 1/2-3/4 cup of raw almonds and crush (I put in a plastic bag and use the meat tenderizer to crush - doesn't have to be little fine pieces, just small chunks). 
Mix the almonds in. 
Bake for 15 minutes, flipping the green beans once during the time.


 
That is it!  It was quick and I was able to cook them simultaneously!  I have made the green beans before which have turned into one of my favorite side dishes. It compliments just about anything you make!  Looking for a quick and healthy weeknight dish? Try it out and let me know how you like it! :)

~Erin Leigh


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10 comments:

  1. I've never actually tried baking green beans! Looks like a tasty dinner!!

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    1. Baking green beans is my new fav! Try it out :)

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  2. Sounds perfect for a weeknight dinner...and no standing over the stove!

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    1. It is! Very quick and even a quick clean up! :)

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  3. I love tilapia - and this dinner looks good and simple - perfect!!

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    1. It is! If you try it out let me know! :)

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  4. I can see that this would go over well with anyone who loved cheese, like me! I havne't tried baked green beans, but it does sound like a tasty option. Thank you for linking up to Countdown in Style.

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    1. You should definitely try the baked green beans! They are delish! :) Thanks for the link
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  5. MMMM I love tilapia! It's so tasty yummy good. You're making me crave fish. :) Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe with us at Countdown in Style! Don't forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured :)

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