1 cup cherry tomatoes
2 summer squash, diced
3/4 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch strips
2 carrots, scrubbed and cut into thin coins (use side of box grater)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
1 pound tilapia fillets, rinsed, patted dry and cut into 4 equal portions
Directions: In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes, squash, green beans, bell pepper, carrot, lemon juice, dried herbs, olive oil, salt and
Oven Method: Preheat the oven to 425F. For each portion, lay out a (roughly) 20" sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Place the
tilapia on the sheet and season with salt and pepper. Top with a cup of the vegetable mixture. Pinch the ends of
the foil packet together, leaving some room to allow the vegetables and fish to steam. Seal the packet tightly, making sure there are no
holes or gaps through which the steam could escape.
Place the packets in the oven (it helps to place them on a baking sheet) and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the packets from the oven
and open them slightly, releasing the steam. Then transfer the packets to a plate and serve immediately.
Grill Method: Preheat grill to medium. For each portion, lay two 20-inch sheets of foil on top of each other (the double layers will help
protect the contents from burning); generously coat the top piece with cooking spray. Top with a cup of the vegetable mixture. Pinch the
ends of the foil packet together, leaving some room to allow the vegetables and fish to steam. Seal the packet tightly, making sure there
are no holes or gaps through which the steam could escape.
Grill the packets until the fish is cooked through and the vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes. To serve, carefully open both
ends of the packets and allow the steam to escape.
Picky Eater/Non-Dieter Tips: If your picky eater will eat fish, make their packet with just butter and lemon juice. Allow to
eat the other veggies raw with ranch dip made with greek yogurt and Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix. .
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Cooking Tips: Check fish after 12 minutes (oven) and (5 minutes) (before opening other packets). Also make sure to cut
the carrot coins fairly thin. They'll take longer to cook. The slicing feature of a box grater works perfectly for this.
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