Here in the Cucina Bella household, we are working on a big project: weight loss. I have a good deal of baby weight to shed and my husband has some sympathy pounds to melt away. That means exercise (wait, exercise? What’s that? Does whipping cream by hand count?) and healthier eating. Fortunately, eating healthy foods doesn’t have to mean going hungry. In my experience, I have found that bulking up on vegetables and sticking with lean proteins, like tilapia, keeps me full and satisfied for longer.
This tilapia recipe is a great example of a hearty, healthy meal that is low in calories. The tasty tomato relish really fills the stomach and it’s so heart-healthy. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that is known to help ward off cancer. Cooked tomatoes are the best source of lycopene. And with three servings of vegetables and a serving of lean protein, how can you go wrong?
This heart-healthy recipe is a great inclusion for Weekend Herb Blogging, a weekly blogging event created by Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen. Check out Kalyn’s Kitchen tonight for a great roundup of recipes.