This morning I attended a school function for my son (it was fabulous until the teacher announced that the kids did not need to finish out the school day - it was 10:30am!!).  While at school, several moms approached me telling me how much they liked my blog:)  THANKS!

They also asked what I planned on cooking for dinner tonight.  I had to think fast and strategize!  I was not sure what I had in the refrigerator, I now have both kids with me all day, my daughter’s nap to consider, my son’s basketball class later this afternoon, and I wanted to run for 30 minutes. 

With all this on the itinerary today, tonight’s healthy family dinner is whole grain breaded tilapia with steamed broccoli on the side.  After naptime and before basketball, we took a field trip to the local fish store!  Going to the fish store is always a fun activity.  My kids love watching the lobsters and crabs swim in the tank and the sleeping fish on ice (I don’t have the heart to tell them the truth about the fish).  My daughter walked out of the fish store whispering, "nighty night."

Watching the crabs swim and move their claws.  So fun!

Here is my Whole Grain Breaded Tilapia Recipe.  My family LOVES this delicious, fast (literally 15 minutes from start to finish), easy, and healthy recipe.

Ingredients for a family of 4:
1 ½ lbs tilapia (have the store take off the skin and cut the fish into 4 filets)
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper- freshly grinded right onto the fish
1/3 cup whole grain bread crumbs or panko crumbs
2 tbsp olive oil

      1.) Season both sides of tilapia with salt and pepper.
      2.) In a medium bowl, pour breadcrumbs.
      3.) Dip fish into breadcrumbs and cover completely.
      4.) In a large frying pan, heat olive oil on medium high heat and add fish for 3 minutes on each side or until the fish is completely cooked through.

My son loves to dip the filets in the breadcrumbs. Get messy!  Have fun!  And eat healthy!

Tonight's delicious, healthy, and quick meal!


  1. Delicious!! And EVERYBODY ate it!

  2. Even my pickiest eater (three years old) loved this and asked for more! My son asked for more cauliflower (Mandy's previous post) so dinner was a BIG hit -- FINALLY!

  3. I honestly make this once a week and my kids LOVE it! It's so yummy and healthy that it's thrilling to watch my children consume it. I would have never thought of giving them tilapia if it wasn't for your blog, Mandy. Thanks so much and keep the awesome recipes coming. I have to move onto bigger and better ones that you posted but the ease of this recipe makes me keep coming back to it!