SNAP Challenge – Day 1: Dinner


Todays dinner consisted of 1, 4 oz tilapia filet, 3/4 cup steamed brocoli and 1/2 cup of kidney beans (prepared earlier in the day)and of course 3 cups of water.

For the tilapia, I went with a recipe from the bag for poached tilapia in the microwave. It was very simple and tasted okay. I took the filet out at lunch and put it in the fridge to thaw. To prepare, all I did was put the filet in a dish with 1/2 cup of water and some onion, pepper and salt (with a little added lemon juice) and microwaved it for 5 minutes.

Tilapia topped with some frozen onion
Tilapia topped with some frozen onion

While the tilapia was getting nuked, I put 3/4 cup frozen brocoli into my steamer for the same amount of time (5 minutes).

3/4 cup brocoli
3/4 cup brocoli

DSC00048I then covered, and steamed the brocoli for 5 minutes. Lastly, I measured out 1/2 cup of kidney beans from before. I ate them cold, but you could always heat them up.


The fish broke up quite a bit in the microwave, and didn’t look so good, but honestly it tasted pretty good for how basic it was.

Dinner Stats:

Prep time: 7 minutes (pretty darn quick)

Calories: 240 (this was pretty low, and I will need to get more later tonight)

Carbs: 24 grams

Fat: 3 grams

Protein: 35 grams

This meal was on the light side, but filled me up decently. I would have liked it to be closer to 350 calories, but I will add a snack later.

Looking back, I probably would’ve added some sort of grain to the meal, but you live and learn.


Published by Mike Gorski

Registered Dietitian and Fitness Coach OWNER OF MG FIT LIFE LLC

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