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Tilapia With Buffalo Sauce and Blue Cheese

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on November 27, 2012 ][ In Diet Tips and Better Eating Ideas, Fish, For new Mom's ]

Well how was your Thanksgiving?  Did you incorporate any of my tips for a healthier holiday into your plans?  I had a fabulous week with my kids home and the friends and family that shared the big feast with us.  Not to brag but my weight stayed the same.  I made a very conscientious decision not to over eat this year.  I would have had seconds in the past but this year I’ve noticed I really don’t feel well after stuffing myself.  It’s just not worth it anymore.  Take stock of yourself: how do you feel after eating a heaping plate of food?  It doesn’t hurt to do that once in awhile but if you do it too often, it winds up in an unsightly blob around your waist.  Do you really want 1/4 of the pie?  When you eat a third helping of anything, are you really hungry or just being greedy?  None of the food will seem that good when compared to being diagnosed with a disease you could have prevented like diabetes.


Now that I’ve lectured you, I thought I’d share a recipe today that was so quick and easy.  I came up with this one on my own after making a pasta dish and having a lots of leftover hot wing sauce.  You can definitely have this on the table in 30 minutes but if you raise the temperature a bit, you can do it in 20.  Steam some broccoli and throw some fruit in a bowl and dinner is done.



Tilapia with Buffalo Sauce and Blue Cheese

1 tilapia fillet per person  (substitute any white fish like catfish or snapper)

panko bread crumbs

olive oil

Buffalo wing sauce, hot or mild

blue cheese crumbles

salt to taste

Heat oven to 375.  Rinse fish and pat dry.  Place fillets in a shallow dish and drizzle with olive oil, coating fish evenly.  Place panko crumbs in another shallow dish and dredge fish well; sprinkle with salt.  Place on a rimmed baking sheet or dish.  Bake 12 minutes and remove pan from oven.  Flip fish carefully to brown the other side.  Before returning to oven, spoon some Buffalo sauce over each piece and sprinkle with 1 tsp. to 1 Tbsp. blue cheese crumbles.  Return to oven and cook until fish just flakes, 10 or 15 minutes depending on thickness of fillets.


My husband really enjoyed this as he likes hot and spicy foods.  My daughter doesn’t much care for blue cheese so you can leave this off or substitute another cheese of your choosing.  Don’t drown the fish in Buffalo sauce; it is easier to add some than to take away.  This was one of the easiest ways I’ve ever prepared fish, leaving me plenty of time to address Christmas cards.


If you didn’t do so well with keeping the calories at bay, don’t wave the white flag of surrender.  Just know you can fight the good fight every day and win the next time!

Upadated on November 27, 2012

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