For dinner last night, I took out a tilapia filet that I had in the freezer from Trader Joe’s. I didn’t want to just make it the same way I always do, so I looked around the kitchen for something I could use to spice it up. I once had a recipe for almond crusted tilapia that called for sliced almonds. I remember it being quite good and it gave me the idea to use almond flour to “bread” the filet.
In a bowl, I combined:
- 2 tbsp. almond flour
- 1/2 tsp. old bay seasoning
1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1/8 tsp. salt
In another bowl, I whisked an egg and dipped the tilapia filet in it before coating it in the almond flour mixture. I heated up coconut oil in a pan and pan seared it for about 4 minutes on each side (depending on how thick the filet is) and squeezed some lemon juice on it as it was cooking. It finished with a crispy outer layer and it definitely hit the spot!
I placed it on a bed of steamed spinach. On the side, I made mashed cauliflower sweet potatoes. I boiled a peeled and cubed sweet potato along with cauliflower florets for about 12 minute until they were tender. I placed them in a food processor with a dash of olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. They came out super creamy and delicious, especially topped with some earth balance spread.
Dinner was a winner! It’s protein packed with the fish, almond flour, and egg. I’ll be making this again with the last tilapia filet I have left in the freezer.
Workout and Breakfast
On the plan today was legs. I started out with a 2 mile run and 10 minutes on the stairmaster to get my legs burning. I followed it with a few rounds of squats, lunges, one legged deadlifts, and calf raises. You know, the usual. I was sweaty, nonetheless.
After yesterdays flop, I did a second attempt at Ashley’s banana cinnamon protein quick bake. I added less milk this time as she suggested in the comments section of my post and it came out perfect! I used 4 tbsp. almond milk.
Maple syrup and crunchy almond butter yet again….why change a good thing?
Paired with a side of coffee (taken pre stevia and soy creamer).
I used to hate those mugs when I first moved in with Joe, but I changed my mind!
On the agenda for today:
- study for CPT
- work – finishing up some stuff for the week
- look over IIN documents for my future business
- babysit Joe’s niece and nephews for a bit while his sister goes to a wake
- watch Joe’s new restaurant on the news, remember when I went to lunch for it? It’s airing today.
Oh, and I need to pick out some stuff from Champion apparently. Joe orders gym clothes online from Champion quite often and a few times I had him add on a sports bra or shorts to his order. So, this morning he forwards me this e-mail.
Yes, Joseph may like that sports bra, if I’m wearing it!
Regardless, I need to go pick some stuff out on the website because there’s a sale going on. That T-back bra is actually my favorite, but it’s not on sale. Boo!
Any Champion gear that you suggest I should try?