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Lighten Up!

February 18, 2014

So you guys might have noticed that I had A LOT of red meat this weekend. Now, I’m a carnivore and usually have some kind of animal protein with every meal, but it’s typically in bird or fish form. The past couple of days have been beef and pork heavy which meant it was time to switch it up a bit and go with some tofu. It’s still a decent protein source with approximately ten grams per half cup and with only 94 calories it’s good bang for your buck.

I found a great recipe for Sweet Chili Thai tofu and decided to give it a whirl.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce (go low sodium if you can)
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Chili Thai sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • Sesame Seeds (generous amount)
  • 1 package Firm tofu

Put the tofu in a pot, cover with water and simmer for ten or fifteen minutes. You want it to warm all the way through. Mix together both sauces along with the garlic. Toast the sesame seeds in a pan on low heat then add those to the mix and whisk together. Take the tofu out of the water, slice, drizzle with sauce and BOOM! Dinner in less than twenty minutes.

I served it with sauteed peppers and baby bok choy.  Did you know that one cup of bok choy is only 9 calories yet contains over 50% of your Vitamins A and C for the day ? Not too shabby!

Note 1: Make sure you don’t salt any of your veggies due to the high sodium content in the soy sauce. You don’t want to feel like a beached whale after such a light meal.

Note 2: Ian had some rice with his just to bulk it up a bit. Quinoa would also be good if you want to up the protein count even more.

Enjoy!

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