A great way to get more seafood into your diet is to make these Weight Watchers Cajun Fish Soft Tacos. This is one of those Weight Watchers Recipes that the whole family will love, and it does not taste like diet food!
ALL ABOUT TILAPIA
I am not overly knowledgeable about different kinds of seafood. So I have been trying to become more educated about what I am eating and the benefits!
This recipe is made using tilapia as the fish for the soft tacos.
Here are some things I have learned about tilapia:
- Tilapia is the 4th most consumed type of fish in the US
- It is a mild-flavored fish–that is probably why I like it! No fishy taste or smell!
- Tilapia is inexpensive
- It is high in protein and low in calories
There are some concerns about the way tilapia are farmed. The majority of the concerns come out of farming practices in China. So when you are looking at tilapia, it is a good idea to buy tilapia that is farmed in the USA or Canada.
INGREDIENTS FOR WW CAJUN TILAPIA TACOS
Isn't it nice knowing exactly what is going into our bodies? Making these Weight Watchers Cajun Fish Soft Tacos at home ensures you know what you are eating!
- Cajun Seasoning–THIS is my all-time favorite Cajun seasoning
- Tilapia fillets
- Avocado (optional)
- Avocado Oil
- Carrot, shredded
- Corn Tortillas
- Red Cabbage
HOW TO MAKE WEIGHT WATCHERS CAJUN FISH SOFT TACOS
You know you won't find difficult recipes here at Life is Sweeter by Design. I like to make things that are quick, easy, and family-friendly.
This is a super easy recipe and great for a newbie to fish tacos!
There are 3 Points for 2 soft tacos on the Blue and Purple myWW plans. There are 4 Points for 2 soft tacos on the Green myWW plan.
Serving size is 2 soft tacos. Points are based on using Mission Yellow Corn Extra Thin Tortillas and NOT adding the optional avocado to the tacos.
On the current WeightWatchers Program (2023), it is 2 points per serving.
If you add any sauce, avocado, etc to the tacos, then you will need to add those points!
STEP ONE: PREPARE BAKING DISH
Start off by preparing your baking dish. Take 1/2 a teaspoon of avocado oil and cover the bottom of the baking pan.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
STEP TWO: PREPARE FISH FILLETS
Now place the cajun seasoning and the remaining avocado oil into a small bowl and stir to combine.
Coat the Tilapia fillets with the seasoning mixture. Place coated fillets into the baking dish.
STEP THREE: BAKE
Bake the Tilapia fillets for 20 minutes or so. You want the fish to flake easily with a fork.
While the fish is baking, you can shred the carrot and cabbage.
STEP FOUR: ASSEMBLE TACOS
When the fish is done cooking, remove it from the oven.
Cut each fillet into three equal sections.
Assemble the soft tacos by adding 1/3 of a fish fillet with carrot, and cabbage and squeezing a little fresh lime juice over the top. Add some sliced avocado if desired.
WEIGHT WATCHERS CAJUN FISH SOFT TACOS RECIPE
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These Weight Watchers Cajun Fish Soft Tacos are quick to make low in Freestyle SmartPoints.
- 1 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
- 2 Tilapia Fillets
- Avocado optional
- 1 Lime for serving
- Cilantro optional
- 1 tsp Avocado Oil divided
- 1 Carrot shredded
- 6 Corn tortillas I used Mission Extra Thin Corn Tortillas
- Red Cabbage shredded
Grease a baking dish with ½ tsp avocado oil.
In a small mixing bowl add ½ tsp avocado oil and Cajun seasoning to tilapia fillets and coat well.
Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until easily flaky with a fork.
Assemble your taco with the tilapia and vegetables, squeeze lime juice over the top before serving.
This recipe is 3 myWW Points for 2 soft tacos for the Blue and Purple plans. There are 4 myWW points for 2 soft tacos on the Green plan.
Serving size is 2 soft tacos. Points are based on using Mission Extra Thin Corn Tortillas and NOT using any sliced avocado on the tacos.
On the current WeightWatchers Program (2023) it is 2 points per serving.
Be sure to calculate points if you use avocado and any dressings on your tacos.
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- Weight Watchers Mexican Spring Rolls
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Sounds great! If I do 4 filets would I need to cook fish longer?