Quick and Easy Dinner Idea: Steam Your Food #ReadyChefGo

Posted June 8, 2016 by Julie in Food, Reviews, Sponsored / 7 Comments

Thanks to Ready.Chef.Go! for sponsoring this conversation.

As a busy working mom, dinner can sometimes be an oversight and we just throw together whatever leftovers we have and call it good. It is a constant battle of shopping list vs. meal plan and planning ahead for the week’s meals. Then, of course, comes the cooking part. The dreaded “When will dinner be ready?” question.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Finding a few quick and easy meals are an absolute must in your working mom toolbelt. Today I’m sharing this super quick meal idea using Ready.Chef.Go! Cooking Bags.

I love the idea of steaming something quickly in the microwave because that’s about as convenient as cooking gets! I often steam up some veggies for my child that way, so why not prepare a full dinner?

For this meal, we decided to cook some yummy tilapia (because we haven’t been eating enough fish lately) with a side of green beans. I also later steamed up a sweet potato to add a little more bulk to the meal, especially for the picky toddler. I focused on the tilapia portion of the meal for the photos because the adult plate is prettier to photograph than the toddler’s plate.

Quick and Easy Steamed Tilapia Dinner

I do love some lemon-flavored tilapia. The great thing about this fish is it doesn’t require a lot of seasoning. We added some Greek seasoning, just a little bit, to give it some yummy flavor and to mix with the lemon while steaming.

Easy Steamed Tilapia dinner

When we had our fish fillets ready to go, we gently placed them inside the bags and got them ready to microwave.

Tilapia in steam bag

I added some of the green beans into this bag, again for added flavor. The rest went in a separate bag with the sweet potato (not pictured).

steamed tilapia in bag

The best part was the timing. We microwaved for like 5 minutes. That’s it! Then we took out this yummy plate with the juicy steamed tilapia, lemons, and green beans. Looks great right? Now check it out on a plate!

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easy tilapia steamed dinner

Yea that was my plate for dinner that evening. Very diet-friendly and healthy meal right there. And fast. So easy!

Quick and Easy Steamed Tilapia Dinner

Full recipe and instructions for both the main meal and the side veggies dish are as follows.

Ingredients for main meal:

Ingredients for side:

  • Sweet potato
  • Green beans

Directions for main meal:

  1. Slice lemon and cut sweet potato into bite-size pieces.
  2. Sprinkle seasoning on tilapia fillets. Lay lemon slices on top.
  3. Place seasoned tilapia with lemon into a Ready.Chef.Go! Cooking Bag. Add some green beans to fill the bag.
  4. Place on a plate and microwave for 4-5 minutes.

Directions for side dish:

  1. In a second steam cooking bag, add more green beans and the cubed sweet potato.
  2. Place on a plate and microwave for 5 minutes.
  3. Enjoy!

Steam cooking in the microwave is definitely a must for a working mom’s toolbelt.


What have you steamed up lately?



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7 responses to “Quick and Easy Dinner Idea: Steam Your Food #ReadyChefGo

  1. Such an easy meal to prepare. I can’t eat fish but my family does and I prepare it at least once a week so always looking for new recipes. Especially during the warm summer months.

  2. Well looks like I’m gonna have to go get some of those bags! This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing and linking up for some #mommatime!

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