I love my air fryer during these summer months, even though my grill is amazing; making Air Fryer Tilapia, there is no extra heat. Fish is one of those lean proteins that are light and filling simultaneously. Basing your meals around a low protein is a great way to stay focused on being healthy.
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Zero-point proteins are some of my favorites, I usually do boneless skinless chicken breast, but it is nice to change it up. Zero-point foods allow me to enjoy other meals or find balance if I have used Weight Watcher points on other foods.
WHAT IS Weight Watchers?
When starting a new weight loss program or diet change, consult a doctor or physician about personal health concerns. It is a good idea to have blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and hormones checked at a physical before and during being on the WW program.
New to Weight Watchers?? Also known as WW, a weight loss program uses points assigned to food to track and lose weight. When you sign up, you take an assessment that will assign you a point value to eat daily and a weekly allowance. You can carry over 4 points from the day into your weekly budget, which is handy when you need more points.
I have been on Weight Watchers since 2011. They have had Points Plus Value, WW Smartpoints, Blue Plan, Green Plan, Purple Plan, WW Personal Points, and now Weight Watchers Points. The new Weight Watchers Simplified plan is the new program launched in November 2022, similar to previous plans like WW Smartpoints, with some color plans. ( You can see the Weight Watchers Zero Point Foods 2023 -> here)
No matter the WW plan, they work to help you learn healthy eating habits. I have hit lifetime goal weight several times but stopped operating the plan and tracking, so the weight does creep back on.
Right now, you can head on over -> here and sign up for Weight Watchers to get 6 months of WW for free!
Lemon Pepper Tilapia Ingredients
Lemon Pepper Seasoning– You can use as little or as much as you want; squeezing fresh lemon juice over the fillets will pop out more of the lemon flavor.
WHAT TYPE OF Tilapia TO USE
I like to buy frozen filets of Tilapia, they are easy to keep in the freezer, and I can pull them one at a time to defrost. I like to buy mine from Amazon.
You can buy fresh Tilapia Fillets at the grocery store as well; it is hard to fish for, so it is farmed quite often. Texas does have it in lakes if you are in Texas.
How To Make Tilapia in Air Fryer
Make this recipe using thawed or fresh Tilapia.
Spray the air fryer basket or racks with a nonstick spray.
Lay the Tilapia fillet or fillets in the basket or on the rack flatter side down. There was no skin to my tilapia fillet, but if you have skin that will be the part you want to be in contact with the air fryer basket or rack.
Sprinkle with your lemon pepper seasonings and turn your air fryer to the fish setting or 400 degrees.
Now I made this using the Dreo Chefmaker (don’t worry, it’s on Amazon here as well as their site), and the fish cooking program and it took all the guesswork out of the cooking time, and the humidity control made for flaky perfect consistency. You can see it on their site -> here or on Amazon -> here.
Allow to cook for the fish setting or 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Your air fryer will have buttons if it has a fish cooking setting. If not, you can do a temperature setting.
Fish is fully cooked at 145 degrees. If your air fryer does not have a built-in probe, use a food thermometer to temperature-check the fish to ensure it is done.
Remove and serve!
WEIGHT WATCHERS Tilapia POINTS
Tilapia is one of those foods that is a zero-point food. (see more in my Zero Point Food Guide) The Weight Watchers Tilapia Points are zero because I used no oil and a zero-point seasoning.
This is also a cheaper fish, meaning you can save money plus has good macros, meaning no carbs, high in protein, low in fat
Lemon Pepper seasoning is one of my favorites, but really, you can use any fish seasoning or seasoning combination.
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Dill Seasoning
- Cayenne Pepper
- Bread Crumbs
What To Serve With lemon pepper tilapia air fryer
There is no wrong choice of a side dish for lemon pepper tilapia! I served mine up with Asian Salad and Brussels sprouts. Nothing is off limits for a side dish; since the fish fillet was zero points, I used points on my side dishes.
- Air fryer Asparagus
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
- White Rice
- Oven Roasted Asparagus
- Air Fryer weight watchers brussel sprouts
- Crockpot Quinoa
dreo chefmaker recipes
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Weight Watcher Collections To Checkout
Are you looking for Zero Point food ideas? Check out this list -> here of all the Zero Weight Watchers points food.
These are easy Weight Watchers recipes made in my kitchen; most are kid-approved. Click on the name to be taken to them.
Recipes: Weight Watchers Instant Pot Recipes, Delicious Low Point Soups, WW Dinners For The Family, Weight Watchers Air Fryer Recipes, WW Dessert Recipes, WW Pumpkin Recipes, WW Brownie Recipes, WW Casserole Recipes, Weight Watcher Muffins, WW Breakfast Recipes, Weight Watchers Pizzas, Weight Watchers Grilling, WW Chicken Dinners
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Weight Watchers Air Fryer Tilapia Recipe
- Make this recipe using thawed or fresh Tilapia; frozen fillets can be used in a pinch but thawed will be best.
- Spray the air fryer basket or racks with a nonstick spray.
- Lay the tilapia or tilapia fillets in the basket or on the rack; you will want this to be boney side down.
- Sprinkle the fillets with the lemon pepper seasoning, you can do as little or as much as you want.
- Turn your air fryer to the fish setting or 400 degrees.
- Allow to cook for the fish setting or for 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
- Fish is fully cooked at 145 degrees.