Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Easy On-The-Go-Salad: Tilapia Apple Salsa


Sweet, spicy, crunchy and full of lean protein. This salad is an easier alternative to the “everything protein salad” that I posted a couple of weeks ago. It literally takes 15 minutes to make, and is so satisfying once lunch time comes around. I always feel healthy and full; never guilty. I like to make this in the morning before work as I’m getting ready for the day: I’ll cut up the veggies, pop the tilapia in a small conventional toaster oven, and hop in the shower.  Pop and hop (get it). My showers are only about 10 minutes long, and by the time I’m done showering, the tilipia is ready to go. Or, try making this salad the night before.

Estimated Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • Salad Greens (kale, romaine 0r spinach): 2 large handfuls
  • Cucumber: 1 mini cucumber, chopped
  • Apple: 1/2 medium, chopped
  • Lemon: 1/4 slice
  • Salsa: 1/4 cup
  • Tilapia: 3-4oz
  • Salt: 1 dash
  • Pepper: 1 dash
  • Cooking Spray: 1 spray

Preheat the oven to 350 (I like to use a small conventional toaster oven to save time). Spray a baking sheet or piece of tin foil with the cooking spray and lightly season the tiliapia with salt/pepper or your favorite seasoning  (I use Santa Maria seasoning). Since the tilapia fillet is generally pretty thin, it should only take about 10-15 minutes to cook. You’ll know it’s done when the fish easily flakes apart. Pile all the ingredients in a to-go container and enjoy the meal for lunch.

Heirloom Tomato w/ Truffle Salt & Balsamic

Balsamic Heirloom Tomato SnackThese beauties were a gift from a very talented gardener, Rachel Saalsaa! Visiting from Sacramento, Rachel grew, picked and drove a bag full of tomatoes to my house in San Francisco…how sweet is she?! I was thrilled because she brought three different varieties. Pictured above is a mid-day snack consisting of heirloom tomatoes, truffle salt and a sweet balsamic drizzle. The heirloom tomato was OMG to die for, so fresh and delicious.  This recipe is super simple and really spotlights the tomato.

Estimated Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • Heirloom Tomato: 1 large
  • Balsamic Vinegar: 1-2 tbsp
  • Truffle Salt: 1 tsp
  • Garlic Powder: 1 dash
  • Dry Italian Herbs: 1 tsp

Cut the tomato into slices and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Top it off with the truffle salt, garlic powder and dry italian herbs. You can cut it up and eat it plain, try it over a piece of toasted bread or even serve it over a bed of lettuce.

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 0 points