My money saving meal!

Who’s happy it’s Friday?! Yesterday on my lunch break I headed over to Whole Foods to do a little shopping. I had no plans for dinner so I figured I should plan ahead and get a piece of fish. I chose tilapia… it’s one of my favorite fish. Its light and doesn’t have the “fishy” taste.

I also grabbed a conctainer of mango salsa. Mmmmm I love mangos. I decided to make grilled tilapia with a mango salsa! Whole Foods is known to be pretty pricey but this meal cost me only $5.86. I couldn’t beleive how cheap it was! The tilapia was $3.20 and the salsa was $2.66 (and it’s a decent sized portion).

Here’s how I made my cheap better than any restaurant can make grilled tilapia with mango salsa

What you need:
1 piece of tilapia (5oz is a good portion size)1 container of Whole Foods mango salsa (found in produce asile)1 tbsp of EVOOsalt and pepper to taste1 tbsp of fresh lime juice
First I prepared the fish by seaoning the filet with salt and pepper


I don’t know where you get your fish, but where I got mine it does not come seasoned!
I got out my handy dandy grill pan and drizzled it with olive oil and some pam. I seared each side of the tilapia for 5 minutes until the fish was white and flaked with a fork


I love the grill marks! I deffinitly think grilling the fish also adds a smokey flavor as well.  If you don’t’ have a grill pan you can pan sear the fish, it will work just as well :-)
After the fish was done I added a squeeze of fresh lime juice and topped it with the mango salsa!


The fish was perfectly cooked. It was pretty awesome! The only thing I would have changed is that I would have added some sauteed spinach or put the fish over a bed of spinach to add some greens. Oh well… next time!
My point… this awesome dish cost me $6.00! It was super easy to make, healthy, and light!
Deffinitly try this recipie out. This also works great with chicken!
Side Tip: Fresh berries are in season! Cherries and blueberries are my favorite. When I’m worried that I won’t be able to finish them before they go bad I stick them in a ziplock bag and throw them in my freezer. They taste like candy! I love frozen cherries, grapes, and blueberries. They are fantastic when I’m craving ice cream or something sweet. 
Don’t let your produce go to waste! 
Have a relaxing weekend!

Comments

  1. Luke Kenneth says:

    Lauren!!!
    If Talapia is cheap, it's because it's been imported from CHINA. The difference between American raised and CHINA raised is about $4/lb. It's an African fish! Why CHINA? b/c they can, and our economy will keep on keepin on if we can stop giving them all our money. I mean, white fish in general is pretty boring and tastes like whatever you put on it (great for people who don't like fish I guess) – try Mackerel, caught in the Atlantic, almost as inexpensive, and tastes damn similar. Hope all is well, I'm going to send you a workout to post that anyone can do for quick easy results! : )

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