From prep to plate in 25 minutes, delicious, and insanely healthy. Gold star to me!
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve really wanted to start eating lighter and cleaner. I know, I know – Peanut Butter Blondies and Cardamom Donuts are a little at odds with that. I just really do believe desserts have a valuable (albeit too frequent) place in my diet. That said, I went overboard between Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas and 2 weeks in Vermont – and I plumped up. Whoopsie doodles! So, rather than put myself on a diet – which is beyond no fun – I’m just focusing on eating cleaner and being healthy. And perhaps dragging my lazy tush to the track to run a few laps.
So this dinner was just exactly what I was looking for. Flavorful, but clean, with just 300 very healthy calories. And its got a fancy french name! #Winning.
Another bonus to this dinner: it can easily be made a dinner for one. Sometimes you just need a quick, easy meal for yourself – and that’s this. No muss or fuss – and no guilt. I borderline patted myself on the back as I ate it.
To make the meal a little more hearty I added some quinoa- which also keeps this dish gluten free. For those counting calories, although quinoa raises this plates caloric count, it adds a bunch of protein and fiber – which will help keep you feeling full, and keep your healthy resolutions.
- 1/5 block of Tofu, liquid pressed out
- 1/4 cup Cherry Tomato, chopped
- 1/4 cup olives, pitted, chipped
- 1/4 cup mushrooms, any kind, chopped
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh Parsley, chopped
- 1.4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 cup quinoa, uncooked
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 square parchment paper
- Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 450°
- Place tofu on center of paper, and drizzle 2 tablespoons lemon juice on top.
- Sprinkle black pepper to taste.
- Add tomatoes, olives and mushrooms and fold up the paper to seal in the tofu.
- Bake for 20 min.
- While tofu is in the oven, add water, salt, lemon juice, parsley and quinoa to a pot and cook per the instructions on the quinoa packaging.
- Serve tofu and vegetables on top of quinoa.