Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Broccoli Dip & Tilapia

It has been a busy Wednesday over here! I started my day out with 1.8 miles on the treadmill and then I took Body Pump. I had the usual work, a doctors appointment, and then I ran tons of errands (WFs for fruits/veggies, bank, pet supply store, FedEx, dry cleaners, pharmacy).

When I got home, I prepped a part of dinner. I saw this recipe for Fiesta Broccoli Dip on KERF and knew I wanted to try something similar! I love guacamole but Josh is not an avocado fan, so I made two versions

Josh’s Mix

Blend:
1 cup steamed broccoli
2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lime juice
½ tablespoon hot sauce
A few snippets of fresh cilantro

Mix in (once blended):
½ cup corn
1 tablespoons pinto beans

My Mix

Blend:
1/8 of a slimcado
1 tablespoon lime juice
½ tablespoon hot sauce
1 cup steamed broccoli
1 tablespoon salsa
A few snippets of fresh cilantro

Mix in (once blended):
2 tablespoons on pinto beans

Once the broccoli dips were prepped, I headed out to take Body Combat. According to the Les Mills website, Body Combat is a “fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as Karate, boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi and Muay Thai.” I wasn’t really in the mood for a workout (since I had already hit up pump in the am), but we were having a demo of Body Combat at our gym (we currently do not have any Combat classes) and my new friend Gina was doing the demo so I had to show my support!! The class was awesome and I was totally exhausted and ready for din din when I got home.

I ate my broccoli mix with tons of veggies and a few tortilla chips(not shown). I also ate a ginormous bowl of fruit and a little tortilla crusted tilapia (see recipe below).

Josh had his mix with tortilla chips, a side of banana (that’s for you Ricky ;)), and tortilla crusted Tilapia. For the tilapia, I followed Lauren’s recipe from the awesome blog Say What You Need To Say.

Tortilla Chip Crusted Tilapia

Ingredients:
Tilapia fillets
Egg whites (2 egg whites or 1/3 cup egg whites in a box)
1 tsp chili powder
Salt & pepper
½ tsp cumin
Tortilla chips crumbled (colorful chips would look much prettier but I only had plain)

Directions:
Mix egg whites, chili powder, desired quantities of salt & pepper & cumin. Dunk tilapia fillets in egg whites and the coat with tortilla chips. Bake the fish in a 400* oven for 15 min.

Phew! I feel just about ready for bed ;)

45 comments:

vegetarianontherun said...

Your dinners always look so freaking delish! I need to start putting some more effort into the dinners around here. I hope you have a great night with the hus and Frankster--it's almost the weekend!!

Ada said...

Tortilla encrusted tilapia?? What a genius concept:) Your dip looks particularly enticing, perfect for a hot summer night! That's so cute that Josh eats his dinner with a side of banana, I do the same thing but only when I eat sushi. For some reason I love the combination of sushi and banana, quite bizarre!

P.S- thanks for the heads up about rutabega, I will definitely check Whole Foods!

Esi said...

Busy day...glad you had a good dinner to go with it!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

yummy! great dinner!

biz319 said...

Love those dips! I'll have to give it a try.

Can't stand tilapia- it has a weird aftertaste for me - have you tried (heard of) barramundi? It's an Australian white fish that is so good - not fishy at all!

Lizzy said...

mmm your dinner lookds delish. i think i need to try that dip! :)

Maria said...

I was lazy and took the day off from working out. I only walked! Interesting dip, my Josh doesn't like broccoli, but he likes all other veggies so I shouldn't complain!

lesley said...

Erik doesn't much care for avocado either. Those tilapia look very good! Lauren always has great looking fish recipes, I've been meaning to try one myself.

Holly said...

Whew! I'm tired just reading about your day, girl! That class sounds like so much fun. I'm just WAITing for my gym to get Body Pump/Step still! And that tilapia looks AMAZING.

Lainie said...

Your tilapia sounds so good!!! So tell me - where do you get slimcados? And how do they make them "slim"?

Anna said...

Cool dip- I thought it was guac at first glance, you had me fooled. I like the tortilla on fish idea too! You're so creative with your dinners.

Jessica said...

I am bookmarking this for the tilapia - freaking DEEELISH!

christina- MINDFUL LIVING said...

that looks really good- kinda reminds me of guac.... this may be a stupid question but is a slimcado just an avocado? hahaa

Kristen @ Simply Savor said...

Just went to my first Les Mills body combat class and looooved it! That broccoli dip looks delicious. Love your blog :)

Finsmom said...

That dip sounds to die for!

Caroline said...

Must try broccoli dip! (for obvious reasons!)

healthyontherun said...

Mmm I just found your blog and am already loving all your delicious eats!! Tortilla encrusted tilapia + broc dip = sign me up!! Looks amaazing!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

It sure looks like guacamole to me! The place that I worked this summer used peas in their guacamole...you should try it out!

Yum Yucky said...

This is very interesting. I could do this, but hopefully BEFORE I eat up all the tortillas straight out the bag!

The Blonde Duck said...

Hot damn! I was just looking for another fish recipe, too! Awesome!

Lauren said...

AWww! I am so touched that you tried one of my recipes!!!! :) That just makes my heart so happy. Hope Josh enjoyed it! :)

Oh, btw...what is a slimcado? I've never heard of such a thing.

Hope you had a wonderful day beautiful girl!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I had tilapia last night too!! Yay for fish :-) What kind is your fav?

Btw--love that serving dish!

K from ksgoodeats said...

The broccoli dip sounds so interesting! I like it AND I have some brocc just hanging around so I may have to try it :)

I love the side of bananas! Hope you have a great Thursday!!

Therese said...

Phew I'm tired just from reading about your busy day.

I forget how good chip encrusted fish is. The hubs and I used crushed BBQ chips before on Mahi and it was insanely good!

Krista said...

I like how you added broc to your guac! I have the ingreients for that so I may just have to make it tonight!

Tina said...

Yum! I love this idea!

Rose said...

This looks great.

I love that plate!

Gaby said...

wow this looks so good! I love the idea of tortilla encrusted tilapia - so clever!

Julie said...

Ohh that broc dip sounds SO good :) good thing I have some broccoli hangin around!

Cait (Cait's Plate) said...

Guac is all over the blogs lately and it's all looking so good! I'm going to have to whip some up soon! Josh's version looks SO yummy! And that tilapia looks so good. What a healthy mexican-themed meal! :)

JessinNYC said...

Your food always looks so good. Yet again something to add to the list to make for the hubby!

NoMeatAthlete said...

Ok, what's a slimcado? Is that just your work for it, or is it something else?

And what kind of gadget makes those awesome-looking rippled carrots?

Angharad said...

That broccoli dip sounds amaaaaazing!! Love me some broc.

dancingaroundthekitchen said...

Both dinners look so good!

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) said...

Love the idea of the veggie chips with your dip! Everything looks delish. :)

Diana said...

So creative that you came up with a guac minus the avocado! I mean, I'm not one to ditch the avocado myself, but hey it sounds like an awesome spread! Two thumbs up to you. :)

Jenn (eating bender) said...

Fabulous! I love that you made two different versions of the dip. Both look amazing.

I love crusted tilapia! I've tried a bit of everything - parmesan, almond...but never tortilla! Must try...now!! :o)

She-Fit said...

I love broccoli. This dip sounds great.

RickyRae said...

Tilapia is my fave type of fish because for some reason, it doesn't taste all that 'fishy'. (if ya know what i mean...)

Deva said...

Ooooh that looks like such a yummy dinner!! I love the fiesta dip idea, how was it? :-)

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) said...

That broccoli dip sounds so good! I'm going to try to make it sometime with soy yogurt :)

fittingbackin said...

Yummy!! Everything looks so good. I think it's so cute how you and Josh eat the same thing... but don't. It's like two little unique variations always!!

Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) said...

Love the broccoli dip idea! I once made a dip out of baby lima beans and avocados, after finding something like it in a Cooks Illustrated magazine. I'm going to have to give this a try too! :-)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

You're so glorious and creative woman in the kitch. :)
I saw yourbroc dip on two blogs already!

Madelin said...

Yum avocado is the best :)