Chili-Roasted Cod

Chili-Roasted Cod

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Do you like bacon? Do you really ever buy bacon?

I never really did buy bacon. Ever. Especially back in the days when I was afraid of fat and calories. It was ALWAYS turkey bacon.

But only the Butterball turkey bacon brand, because every other brand I’ve had is kinda like eating rubber. Like, fake bacon. Fake turkey bacon even. Facon. Not that I really know what that’s like – but you get the point.

Scrambled eggs and REAL bacon

Well, we’ve been buying REAL bacon again. You know what? I almost forgot that this is what heaven tastes like. (Again with the nonsensical analogies. Roll with me.)

So good. Just so, so good. We’ll be buying real bacon much more often.

Not being afraid of REAL food and calories makes life so much more enjoyable. Fo sho.

Well, in other news, lunch was the same thing we’ve been doing for the past couple weeks now.

Not that I’m complaining, I mean grilled burgers are always delicious. I guess I’m just coming down off of a bacon high.

Grilled turkey burgers with green beans and quinoa

This lunch was paired with organic green beans (bought in the frozen section at Costco) and quinoa with some garlic and cumin seasoning.

Snacks are often the same, too. I haven’t been having to prep too many snacks lately, because they’ve always been one or two of the following: cottage cheese, bananas, grapes, almonds, or Greek yogurt.

Actually, I’ve been eating almonds every day. I keep a big bag of them in my purse. Which I have to refill fairly often.


And then we have dinner! Kyle being the seafood fiend that he is, wanted to get some frozen salmon at Costco. I say ‘Eeeeeeh… I don’t like salmon. Sorry boucha.’ So we settled on cod instead, because that I can eat. And actually enjoy.

We whipped up this chili-roasted cod for dinner one night, and added some steamed broccoli (also brought from the frozen section at Costco) and couscous to our plate.

Chili-roasted cod with broccoli and couscous

Chili-Roasted Cod




Yield 2

Seasoning amounts are estimates.


  • 2 cod filets
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil, and place cod filets in the center. Cover filets with lemon juice, garlic powder, black pepper, and chili powder.
  3. Cook cod for 7 minutes until it flakes apart in the center.
  4. While cod is cooking, melt 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter with cumin. Add to the top of your fish once cooked.


1 filet is 5 Weight Watcher points.

Courses Seafood, Dinner

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 filet

Amount Per Serving

Calories 196

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7 g


Cholesterol 80 mg


Sodium 127 mg


Total Carbohydrates 1 g


Protein 30 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Last but not least, another healthy dessert month feature. I probably had 2-3 of these, only one made it into a picture.

This is the LAST teaser before I start posting some recipes. I promise!!

Peanut butter truffles

That wraps up WIAW!

What do you prefer? Bacon or turkey bacon?

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