Sometimes the trouble with eating healthy is that it’s either expensive or time-consuming. But it really doesn’t have to be EITHER one! Here is proof of that. I got a pack of tilapia fillets at ALDI for around $5. I brushed them with olive oil and spices, threw them on the George Foreman and they were ready in under 10 minutes. Peas are $1 per bag and only require heating. My whole-grain couscous from Trader Joe’s was around $2. I simply prepared it in chicken stock for added flavor. It’s much quicker than pasta, and can be seasoned to your liking. So, for under $2 per serving I created FIVE 21-Day Fix approved meals in under 30 minutes. They went into the fridge for easy lunches.
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21-Day Fix Approved Tilapia Bento Boxes
Brush each tilapia fillet with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder. Place on the George Foreman grill for 3-4 minutes or until light and flaky. For the couscous, I followed the instructions on the box, but instead of cooking in water I used low-sodium chicken broth to add additional flavor. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby, you can order whole wheat couscous on Amazon.com. Veggies? Just steamed. I made peas, but in order to get a green instead of a yellow I’d substitute broccoli, brussels sprouts, green beans or asparagus ( I made peas instead because that’s what I had on hand). Easy, peasy! (See the 21-Day Fix Approved Foods List for other substitutions). Also, I try to get all my purples and yellows in before 6 p.m. so I go heavier on greens in the evening.