Dinner, dessert & a 2nd dessert…

After having eaten out far too much over the weekend I was craving a simple home cooked (grilled!) meal. I have had a table top grill for months and finally open the box on Saturday and set up the grill. Sunday seemed the perfect day to make some fresh tilapia on it!

1 tilapia filet
1 ear of corn on the cob
3 small mushrooms
1/3 cup sliced red onion
1/3 cup sliced green pepper
1 stalk green onion
garlic powder
pam / equivalent
adobo lime seasoning (whatever you want really)

Bring a pot of water to boil. Add in corn once the water has boiled – this will cook for about 10 minutes, until the kernels are nice and yellow! I sprayed the tilapia with Wegman’s brand olive oil spray on both sides and sprinkled with adobo lime seasoning. Over a medium heat grill (375ish) cooke the fish until it is completely opaque and juices run clean. My filet ended up being about 6 minutes a side. While the fishy is cooking get a medium sized non stick pan heated up with soem EVOO over medium heat. Add in onion (I used red) and saute with salt, pepper and garlic powder for about 3 minutes. Add in the mushrooms, peppers and green onion at this point. Cook until every one starts to get their nice little brown on. Add in a hunk of minced garlic and any more salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 2ish minutes.

Perfect light dinner!

Next up is dessert round one. For this all you need is 3/4 cup of fat free or 1% cottage cheese, a peach, some cinnamon and splenda / a sweetener if you would like. Chop up the peach into little pieces. In a bowl put a layer of peach at the bottom. On top add 1/4 cup of cottage cheese, sprinkle with cinnamon and sweetener (or none) rinse and repeat three times. I had extra peach left after the third layer of cottage cheese so I just added it around the outside! So yummy and guilt free!

Now for the 2nd dessert… I have been wanting to make cookies recently but have held out because I am not the biggest fan of baking. I caved last night! But it was a great cave, these cookies are delicious, nutritious and come in around 40 calories a piece!

1/2+ oatmeal (start with 1/2 cup then add more as needed)
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
a few dashes of salt
2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons unsalted cashews
2 tablespoons dried cherries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all ingredients and scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet, cook for 14-16 minutes. If doing 2 trays at once make sure to switch the sheets in the oven at the half way mark. Makes about 12-14 cookies!

Story time – I made two batches of this recipe. The first time around I used PB Crave banana / chocolate peanut butter and dark chocolate chips. For the second I used smuckers all natural crunchy peanut butter and white chocolate chips (my roomie is allergic to chocolate but can eat white so I wanted to make some to share). WELL the first batch with the dark chocolate I ended up adding in a a few small handfulls of oats after everything was mixed because the PB Crave is a bit looser than regular peanut butter. For the second batch with the regular peanut butter I was measuring out the vanilla over the mixing bowl and spilled a LOT of vanilla in. So after the first mix it was not super pleasant tasting, I ended up adding some medium hand fuls of oats and another scoop or two of peanut butter and a few extra nuts and cherries. It ended up great! SO note to self – you are clumsy, quit measuring things over a mixing bowl.

My beautiful kitchen aid!

Chocolate batch – pre mixing!

Chocolate nummies

White chocolate batch!

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These are perfectly bite size and delicious! Play around with the fruit, nuts and chocolate to make them your own!

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1 reply

  1. Food loving people always like all food, they do not think about how it is.. They just taste it. & your recipe is amazing for them. So please keep it you have done fabulous job for food loving people.

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