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When you think about the biggest hurdles that you face each night to get dinner on the table for your family, what comes to mind? Are you short on time or just too tired to cook? Feeling uninspired and bored with the same few meals? Or maybe you’re trying to cater to multiple picky eaters who can’t agree on a single dish? Well today’s 5-Ingredient Garlic Parmesan Tilapia is about to bust through any of these roadblocks — making your weeknight dinners a bit less chaotic, a bit healthier, and a whole lot tastier!
No matter what reasons you have for dreading the dinnertime hustle, I’m telling you: I can relate. At different points in time, and depending on the day, I have certainly confronted each of these obstacles…and more. It’s called life. It’s called parenting. And it doesn’t have to be quite so tough.
With just a few simple tricks up your sleeve, you can transform family meals from a stressful guilt-inducing race through the drive-thru into a calmer, more enjoyable experience that brings everyone together at the end of a busy day. Will each dinner be perfect? Heck no! We still have our fair share of food-snubbing, milk-spilling, and tantrum-throwing during supper (especially when the 3-year-old has missed one too many naps); but I can honestly say that meals like this Garlic Parmesan Tilapia make the end of the day far easier than it used to be.
First of all, you only need 5 ingredients — most of which are pantry staples. You can also keep the fish in the freezer until you’re ready to use it, so this is one option that will save you a last-minute trip to the grocery store.
Second, the dinner is a lighter, healthier, protein-packed option (perfect for your New Year goals), yet it’s still made with delicious, familiar ingredients that your children will love. We’re talking butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and a very mild, tender white fish. Who wouldn’t devour that?!
And finally (but perhaps most important), this Garlic Parmesan Tilapia is an easy and healthy dinner that only requires about 5 minutes of prep! We all have time for that!
I often serve this dish with pasta or crusty bread on the side, which my boys love. But in my mind, a meal isn’t complete without some veggies on the plate as well.
That’s why I love these Libby’s® Vegetable Pouches, which are a new way to help families prepare dinner in a flash. The pouches are the first of their kind and they come with so many great benefits. Available in five family favorites — Sweet Peas, Cut Green Beans, Sliced Carrots, Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Mixed Vegetables — the Libby’s® Vegetable pouches are all grown and packed in the United States. They are now available at many retailers across the country, and they contain the same wholesome, farm-fresh vegetables that you find in Libby’s® cans.
The Libby’s® pouches are unique because they are microwaveable (and cook in less than 60 seconds), offering a simple way to enjoy hot vegetables even when time is tight. They’re also really convenient for pantry meals like the tilapia that I’m sharing today, since you can keep them on hand for those crazy nights when you have nothing else planned for dinner.
The pouches stand up straight, are flexible, and fit nicely into kitchen cabinets to take up less space. You will also appreciate that the shelf-stable pouches do not require refrigeration and are easy to open without a can opener or sharp edges. Basically, the perfect complement to just about any healthy dinner on your menu!
I hope that you’ll add these 5 simple ingredients to your next shopping list, along with some of the new Libby’s® Vegetable Pouches. This easy tilapia recipe will save your sanity on even the busiest evenings, and you’ll soon find yourself leaping over those dinnertime hurdles with a pep in your step!
- 4 tilapia fillets (about 8 ounces each)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Lemon wedges, for serving
- Minced fresh parsley, for serving
- 2 cups Libby’s® Vegetable Pouches, for serving (1/2-cup serving per person)
- Preheat oven to BROIL.
- Place tilapia on a large, rimmed baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Combine melted butter, lemon juice, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Brush the butter mixture on both sides of the fish.
- Place the fish on the prepared baking sheet, bottom side UP, and broil for 5 minutes. Flip the fish over, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and return to the broiler for 5-6 more minutes. The fish will flake easily with a fork when it’s done.
- Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.
Note: This recipe yields four very large servings. If you’re cooking for two, or if you have smaller appetites to feed, I would suggest using only two or three tilapia fillets and cutting the rest of the ingredients in half.
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