If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you know that I LOVE to make fish tacos. They are so easy to throw together at the last minute and my whole family loves them. These are definitely one of my “go-to” recipes when time is short or my meal plan has changed. Lots of people think they are complicated or time consuming but I say “ They don’t have to be!”
The beauty of fish tacos is that you can total customize them to the flavors that your family likes. I used to use a breaded fish filet but when I started just pan-frying this version, I found it was just as delicious and a little better for us. I do still like those breaded fish filets though every once in awhile!
From the beginning, I’ve been serving ours with broccoli slaw. Found near the packaged coleslaw mixes, it’s just what it sounds like—shredded broccoli with some carrots and cabbage thrown in. What I love about it is that 1) my family loves it as much or more than regular coleslaw and 2) it’s packed with lots of nutritents!
So here’s my “recipe”:
SUPER SIMPLE FISH TACOS
1 lb. tilapia filets
1 ½ T olive oil
1 T no salt all-purpose seasoning (I used the scampi blend from Wildtree)
1 ½ C broccoli slaw
8 whole wheat tortillas or white corn tortillas (your family’s preference)
½ C plain yogurt (we like just regular plain and Greek plain)
1 Cup loosely chopped cilantro
2 small limes, halved
1 sliced avocado (optional)
Sprinkle season salt on tilapia filets. Saute’ tilapia in olive oil in until fish flakes easily—about 8-10 minutes, flipping once. Remove from heat.
To assemble tacos, evenly distribute and layer ingredients on tortillas. Starting with fish, add broccoli slaw, yogurt, cilantro and avocado, if using. Squeeze lime juice over all just before serving.
Wrap up and enjoy!
This recipe is part of the H-E-B Ready, Set, Cook Challenge. H-E-B is a Texas-based grocery store that wants to encourage families to eat together more often as they try healthy (and family friendly) recipes. The Ready, Set, Cook Challenge challenges customers to track their recipes at home to accumulate points. If you collect enough points to complete the challenge, you’ll be entered to win free groceries for a year plus other great prizes like gift cards ranging from $25 to $1,000!
Life is meant to be shared with the ones you love. Not only has family time been shown to be critical for childhood development but it also helps our well being as adults. Being with our family gives us a sense of belonging, creates traditions that are carried on for generations and fosters a trusting environment.
Regular home-cooked family meals tend to allow for healthier dietary habits to be developed by including:
Greater intake of fruits and vegetables
Reduced intake of fried food and soda
Reduced intake of saturated and trans fat acids
Greater intake of fiber
In addition to the chance to win free groceries by participating in the Ready, Set, Cook Challenge, I and H-E-B are also giving away a $25 gift card to ONE lucky reader here!
Here’s How To Enter:
Leave a comment with your favorite healthy and family meal idea(s)–does not need to be a recipe, just an idea. Only one entry per reader. Good luck!
Giveaway ends Monday, April 23, 2012 (extended!) at 11:59 (CST). THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to Bobbie who is the winner! Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If prize is not claimed a new winner will be chosen. Winner will be posted on blog and if an email is given, they will be contacted via email. Open to US residents only.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Ready, Set, Cook Challenge and start cooking up some new, healthy recipes of your own!
Disclaimer: I have been compensated monetarily by H-E-B to develop this recipe and post about the contest.