We had our first challenge of Eat in Month last night. We didn’t have one of the ingredients for our planned dinner and on a normal Saturday night, we probably would have gone out to eat. Thankfully, my husband is all in on the Eat in Month challenge, and we came up with a couple of ideas. Leftovers for him, pesto pasta for me. Or pesto pizza for both of us. (The toddler had a sandwich. His food choices are all over the place, and I gave him an array of foods.) We went with pesto pizza. And since pizza is on our menu for later this week, I picked two pizzas up at Target today (along with a bunch of Annie’s macaroni and cheese for the kiddo, since it was also on sale and included a free offer.) I spent less than $11 on two pizzas and 5 boxes of mac and cheese. Way less than what I would have spent on “to go” food for the husband and myself.
Alright. Our menu.
Sunday – Steak and salad. (We ended up having tilapia for lunch.) Since we had tilapia for lunch and steak for dinner, we now have two sets of leftovers.
Monday – Vegetable beef soup (in the slow cooker.) This makes around 8 servings, I believe, so half may be frozen for another week.
Tuesday – Spaghetti
Wednesday – Slow cooker chicken burritos (a Weight Watchers recipe)
Thursday – Meatloaf (I found one in our freezer! Go, me!)
Friday – Pizza, pizza!
Saturday – Gnocchi and salad or a steamed vegetable. Since we’ll be grocery shopping, we can pick up salad items. What I bought this weekend definitely won’t last a week.
So the tilapia recipe was an Abs Diet recipe that we have and doubled. We cut the amount of pecans this time, and didn’t notice a difference. (We wanted to make it lower points for those who follow Weight Watchers and know about the points.)
4 tilapia fillets
4 tablespoons mustard
1 egg (and one part egg whites)
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Spread each fillet with about 1 tablespoon of mustard, then dip in beaten egg. Roll in chopped nuts. Bake in an oven preheated to 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes. When done, drizzle each fillet lightly with honey.