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Dinner!! Healthy eating! January 19, 2010

Filed under: Recipes — Detra @ 8:41 pm

Our dinner tonight is one of our regular meals – it tastes good, it is healthy, and it is inexpensive.  We had baked tilapia with dill sauce, steamed broccoli, roasted red potatoes, and deviled eggs.   I buy a 2-3 pound bag of frozen tilapia in the frozen seafood section of the store – each fillet is individually sealed.  This way is much cheaper than buying them in the seafood case and they taste just the same (if not better).  Another benefit is that you’ll have enough to make this recipe about 3 times.  I bought the broccoli when Target had a $1 off coupon so I used about $0.60 cents worth of broccoli tonight.  The red potatoes are on sale right now at Target for $1.99 for a 5 pound bag – that will last for quite a few meals!!  And then eggs are always inexpensive!  FYI – I make the deviled eggs mainly for the boys – they really don’t like fish so the eggs are their protein.  So, here go the recipes:

Hudson’s Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce from


  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste (I don’t measure things out – I just sprinkle seasoning on them – I use Creole seasoning)
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (I used dried dill)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. Season the tilapia fillets with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning on both sides. Arrange the seasoned fillets in a single layer in the baking dish. Place a layer of lemon slices over the fish fillets. I usually use about 2 slices on each piece so that it covers most of the surface of the fish.
  3. Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. While the fish is baking, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, lemon juice and dill in a small bowl. Serve with tilapia.

Roasted Potatoes

I cut several red potatoes into small cubes.  I pour a small amount of olive oil on a jelly roll pan then put the potatoes in it and toss to coat.  I then sprinkle salt, pepper, and a small amount of the creole seasoning on them – toss again.  I roast them for about 30 minutes at about 400 degrees.  We eat these all the time – we just change up the seasonings depending on the meal. 

Steamed Broccoli

Simple enough – steam broccoli florets – sprinkle with seasoning salt while steaming.

Deviled Eggs

8 hard boiled eggs, 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon salad mustard, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper.


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