We're only 4 days into 2012, but so far I've been doing great on my goals!
I've been running and eating healthy, well mostly healthy. There are still some Christmas treats around the house.
I made one of my favorite recipes Sunday night, first a little background. My parents are both flight attendants which means awesome travel benefits. One of our family trips was to Japan. The trip was amazing and the food was even better!! My mom asked the chef at one of the places we ate for this recipe and it has been a family favorite ever since.
I modified this recipe to fit the bill for one of my meatless meals this week. According to the My Fitness Pal App that I have on my iPod, each serving (without rice) is only about 108 calories, with 13 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fat, and has 10 grams of protein! (did I mention that I love this app! I can put in the ingredients to my own recipes or scan the bar code on any package and it keeps track of my calorie intake for me! fabulous!)
Western Beggar Tofu (originally made with chicken)
- 2 C Bean Sprouts
- 4-5 C Shredded Cabbage
- 1 C Grated Carrot
- Chopped Green Onion
- 1 package Tofu Cubed (or if you prefer 2 boned chicken breasts cut up)
- 2 tsp Chopped Garlic
- 1 tsp Dried Red Chili flakes
- 1/3 C Soy Sauce
- 1TBSP Sugar
Heat wok or large saute pan and add 1 TBSP oil.
Saute tofu (or chicken) with garlic and red chili. If you're using tofu be sure to drain off the whey and if you feel it necessary drain again after sauteing.
Add sprouts, cabbage, carrots, green onion and saute for a few minutes.
In a small bowl mix the soy sauce and sugar together and add to the pan.
Serve over rice
My son started scarfing it down before we even had the chance to say prayer. This from a little boy who can tell if there's chicken in his meal, no matter how small it's cut up AND he's even talented enough to put a bite in his mouth, spit out the chicken, and continue eating the rest of the food like nothing happened. He didn't mind the tofu at all, ate it with no problems.
Well there you go. Enjoy a healthy meal with your family!
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