The first recipe of 2017 is a super easy one- great for anyone trying to eat more plants and less meat in the New Year. Sheet pan dinners were all the rage in 2016 so this vegan version with tofu should be a hit!
Have you ever tried tofu?? It should be a year of trying new things and new foods. Part of my wellness program is to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables and one of the weekly challenges is to try a new to you fruit or vegetable. Here are some good choices: http://firstwefeast.com/eat/2013/06/14-strange-fruits-and-vegetables-youve-probably-never-heard-of/ Hopefully I can find one of these to try out. PS if you want to join my wellness challenge it’s not too late- sign up at the bottom of the page!
Anyways… tofu… it must be pressed for good flavor. I wrap the tofu in a clean dish towel, put it on the cutting board, and set a cast iron pan on top of it. Super fancy pressing method, I know. You can also buy a tofu press, but you honestly can make do with a homemade one. Pressing the tofu makes all the difference for flavor… I kept it simple here but you could add ginger, lemon juice, vinegar, and more spices. Experiment a little and step outside your comfort zone!
Sheet pan dinners make for super easy, practical meals, which is why they were so popular last year. Most versions use some form of meat so my vegan take is much needed. Tofu on a sheet pan with any veggies you want makes for a quick weeknight meal full of nutrition. If you try this- tag me @dietitianjess and follow me on insta for more healthy eating inspiration this year.
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