This healthy recipe for tofu with vegetables & rice is just what you need for your next plant protein meal. The flavors, such as ginger garlic & molasses, come together in such an amazing and refreshing way. You’ll never look at tofu the same way again once you have a taste. It pairs so well with the veggies and rice too. This dish is great for healthy meal prep too.
What texture of tofu should I use for sweet & spicy ginger tofu?
There are 6 common tofu textures categorized according to firmness. They are labeled: silken, soft, medium, firm, extra firm, and super firm.
Silken tofu: very soft, best used for desserts, soups, and sauces.
Soft tofu: still pretty soft, also good for purées, desserts, sauces, and soups
Medium: firm enough for nuggets with a soft center.
Firm: great for nuggets, stirfrys, and vegan cheese crumbles.
Extra firm: perfect for firm nuggets and stir frys with firm center. Holds shape really well.
Super firm: extremely firm, great for tofu steaks.
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What ingredients do you need for this healthy recipe for tofu with vegetables?
1 block package firm tofu (plus liquid from package)
In the meantime heat 1 tsp olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat and sauté the onions, garlic, ginger, and peppers for 2 minutes
Pour in the liquid from the tofu container and stir before adding the bell peppers, soy sauce, and molasses and stir
Add in 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup almond milk
Put the lid on the skillet and sauté for 3 minutes
Stir in the cornstarch thoroughly then scoop into a bowl and set aside
Combine rice and 4 cups water in the same skillet along with 3 tsp vegetable bullion and stir
Put the lid on and cook until rice is done (8-12 minutes) – stir it occasionally
Combine rice, sauce, and tofu!
What’s the nutritional information for one serving?
Total Fat 7.2g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 287mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 56.8g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 9%
Total Sugars 2.2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 301mg 6
What is the best way to store the left overs?
Store it in the refrigerator: If you want to make this healthy recipe for tofu with vegetables & rice for meal prepping, meal planning, or you just have leftovers here is what to do! Find a sturdy Tupperware container with a seal tight lid if possible. I like to use glass storage containers so I can reheat in the microwave and not worry about the plastic melting or breaking after a few washing. If you don’t want to deal with meal prep containers just store it in the pan or a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Are you on a vegan weight loss diet and need dinner recipe ideas? Food should never have to feel boring or tedious! It should be fun, delicious, and always nutritious. Furthermore you want to feel full and satisfied at the end of the night to avoid those late night munchies. That’s why we have gathered these recipes: healthy vegan dinners for weight loss.
Who needs meatloaf when you can make plant based lentil loaf?! Lentils and flax meal come together with the perfect spices for an amazing recipe. You will definitely want this one on your vegan weight loss diet.
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This vegan Apple Cucumber Mint Salad is a heavenly gluten-free salad! It’s flavored with refreshing ingredients like mint and lemon juice! The protein rich Peanut Butter adds a creamy layer too. It’s ready in 10 minutes using simple ingredients already available in your kitchen.
Chickpeas are an amazing meat replacement for your vegan weight loss diet. Air Fryer Veggie chickpea Burger is perfect recipe anytime you want to quickly wrap up a meal. They’re easy to make and perfect for meal prepping!
Are you looking for plant based overnight oatmeal recipe ideas? If so this is the one for you because it’s absolutely delicious and healthy for you too. Each ingredient contributes nutritional benefits and helps keep you full and satiated. This recipe is great for meal prep, meal planning, and family breakfast. Furthermore it’s affordable and the main ingredients have a long shelf life.
What is the difference between overnight oatmeal and regular?
The ingredients are the same but the “cooking” method is different. Essentially overnight oats are not cooked thus preserving their nutrients. Oatmeal will gradually soak up the liquid (water or milk) and take on the same texture than if it were boiled or microwaved.
Overnight oats are soaked in liquid for 3 or more hours until they become soft and edible.
What Ingredients do you need for Overnight Oats With Peaches And Chia Seeds?
Whole Oat Groats are the husked oat kernel. They contain the cereal germ, the bran and the endosperm of the grain. These take the longest to soak and may never become fully soft.
Steel Cut Oats
Also known as Irish oats the groats used to make rolled oats are cut into 2 or 3 pieces each rather instead of flattened. This is what gives them their small, pin-like shape. Similar to whole oat groats – steel cut are too thick and chewer to be used for overnight oats. In fact they take a lot longer to even cook let alone soak.
Rolled / Old-Fashioned Oats
Rolled oats AKA old fashioned oats are steamed and flattened with giant rollers in order to form large flakes. They take approximately 15 minutes to cook. These work great for overnight oats however they need to soak longer than 3 hours, 6 or more is best.
Quick oats AKA quick rolling it’s are are groats that have been chopped into multiple pieces. They are then steamed and flattened into thin flakes. They cook in about 5 minutes and soak very quickly for over night oats, they can be ready in less than 3 hours. That’s why these and instant oats are preferable for overnight oats.
Instant oats are even thinner than quick oats. They soak extremely fast and make for quick and simple overnight oats. The only thing to remember is the more processed the oat the less nutrients are retained. Instant oats can soak in as soon as 1 hour!
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Recipe By Jessica Bailey
2 ripe peaches
2 cups dry oatmeal
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
3 cups water or almond milk
Cut the fruit
Rinse and slice up your fruit
Combine oatmeal, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, and water in a large bowl and mix
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or any seal tight top and rest for 3 or more hours
Are you looking for easy and healthy vegan meal plan ideas? These plant based meal prep recipes help with weight loss and sustainability. I’ve put together an affordable list to make this process as simple and delicious as possible. Even the grocery list is easy to follow. I’ve used all these vegetarian recipes myself and I love them all. Furthermore if you scroll to the bottom I’ve enabled a downloadable copy as well.
How do you meal prep for a week of plant-based eating?
1. Make out a list of recipes and ingredients. 2. Make your portions ahead of time. 3. Cook things like grains and legumes in bulk ahead of time 4. Get easy ingredients like oatmeal and chia seeds. 5. Make simple healthy versatile recipes like overnight oats and chia seed pudding. 6. Get Tupperware and mason jars for portion storage. 7. Slice up fruit and vegetables to have as snacks and to add to other recipes, store them in plastic bags or Tupperware with a splash of lemon to keep them fresh.
Modern day food variety is so vast and confusing! We are bombarded with companies telling us what we should eat for this reason or that reason. When that doesn’t work for them they just shove ads of fast food in our fast with the not to subtle message about how easy and cheap it is. That’s why people take the time to make meal plans, to take back control over their health and diet. If that’s what you’re looking for you might like this 1700 calorie meal plan for vegan diets! Download the high protein meal plan pdf or word doc at the link at the bottom.
Why do high protein meal plans work?
Who do meal plans help with weight lose, health, and maintenance? For one thing you are organizing and pre- planning which mentally prepares you to be consistent. Additionally you are less likely to splurge on unhealthy items because you already arranged your meals. Lastly the high protein and fiber content keeps you full longer.
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