If your kids like eating fish sticks or fish and chips, they’ll most certainly eat this great tasting and easy to make tilapia. Tilapia is a very mild tasting fish, relatively inexpensive, and pretty difficult to screw up. Tilapia, like all fish, cooks very quickly making it a perfect summertime dinner during the workweek and equally awesome for an outdoor weekend dinner on the patio/deck.

While tilapia may not be as healthy as salmon, it does provide omega 3 and omega 6 fats, and is very high in protein. Tilapia used to get a bad rap because of some of the farming conditions in which they were being raised.

“While it’s true that tilapia imported from countries such as China, Columbia and Taiwan used to be raised in ponds where they fed on animal waste products, farming practices have changed in recent years,” Thelen says, registered dietitian at Henry Ford Health System. “Today, tilapia that’s farmed anywhere in the world using recirculating aquaculture (where plants help keep the water clean) has earned it a spot on many watchdog groups’ ‘safe-to-eat’ list.”

In fact, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, which rates seafood choices based on whether they have been responsibly fished or farmed, includes tilapia from nine different sources that are all ranked as a “Good Alternative” or “Best Choice.”

The American Heart Association encourages Americans to eat fish about twice a week, and tilapia is a great way to get one of those fish meals. Just keep in mind that reducing your risk of heart disease goes beyond adding more fish to your diet. “The goal is to replace higher-saturated fat products in your diet with fish,” Thelen says.

𝗡𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (𝟭 𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗽𝗶𝗮 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘁)-

Protein-23 g 46%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 32% Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 26% Magnesium 7%

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