December 5, 2011

Tilapia Salad with Basil Pesto Ranch

So I am trying to eat healthy again and have started doing weight watchers again. I am trying to do better about eating left overs and using ingredients that I already have at home without eating TOO much processed stuff. So today I decided to use some left over tilapia, pesto and lettuce before it went bad so the Tilapia salad with basil pesto ranch was born... and I can tell you now that I will be making this a lot!

Here is what I did...

 

 I took some pesto that I bought for a pasta dish last week and mixed it with 1/2 c. regular Ranch and 1/2 c. light ranch. Bryan hates light ranch so I mixed it so maybe he wouldn't notice-- and he didn't.


 Then I refrigerated it and let it sit for about an hour.


 In the mean time I mixed some spinach leaves with feta cheese, olives and slivered almonds.

 I then re-vamped left over fish by just reheating in a skillet with some olive oil.

Here is the final product. It was delish, trust me. My hubby gobbled it up!

So there is my new healthy recipe for the day. I am always needing new things to make for lunch because I usually only eat canned soups or sandwiches, but this just seems so much better for me.

***Maybe I shouldn't mention this... but I also made a few chocolate chip cookies to go along as dessert, but I was a good girl, I only ate two and sent the rest with Bryan to work-- Now that is a start!***

3 comments:

  1. yummy- i''ll have to try this one myself. Duke hates olives, feta and fish. so lame

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  2. Jenna, that is awesome! I am doing WW too. Have lost about 4 lbs in less than a month. I'll take that! How many points is the salad? I want to make that!

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  3. This sound so good! Have you tried Walmart's Market Side Light Ranch (In the produce section). It's really good with no MSG or other yucky stuff. I'm with Brian, I don't do light ranch dressing but I can't tell a difference.

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