Any time I make anything with seitan, I measure my success based on how much Joe likes it. Why? Well, he doesn’t really like Seitan – the consistency or the flavor. Now for me, these sliders are a winner. They have all of my favorite flavor combinations, and they make healthy and delicious lunch or dinner. Plus, as long as you don’t spend forever chopping pineapples (like I did. Oops) they are ready super fast too. But, all that aside, what’s the point of whipping up a dinner quickly if 50% of your family doesn’t want to eat it?
Except this time – he did! And he went back for seconds. Families with fussy eaters rejoice! Here is a slider that is ready in 20 minutes and everyone will like! Not into seitan? Any protein will do – Tofu, black beans, chicken – even hamburgers would work here. Pair this with some parsnip chips and you have a totally healthy, fast, family friendly dinner.
These sliders are my attempt to get back on my healthy eating /lifestyle track. I will say it helps that I didn’t go totally off the rails. Most of my food choices have still been pretty healthy. But I haven’t been running regularly, and there were a few nights with pizza for dinner… I’m trying to remember that this is all about balance, and not a short-term goal, so a week or two without being perfect is actually OK! But, I’m hoping that tomorrow morning I get back on my running schedule, and I fill my week with healthy eating choices.
These sliders are a big part of that plan. The leftovers will be perfect to bring to work for lunch and are enough food that I won’t be starving by the time I get home to make dinner. Plus bringing lunch? Wayyyyyy cheaper than that $8 dollar salad I’ve been buying (bright side – it is a healthy choice!)
Coming up I have a bunch of delicious foods that will be perfect for your labor day weekend, and weeks beyond – you know that time where it still mostly feels like summer, but it isn’t really? And the farmer’s market has amazing food? Yup – we are going to have a lot of fun with that!
And speaking of which, since summer is about to come to a close I plan on filling it with beach time, and some staycation fun – which means tons of yummy Brooklyn food (and napping!) So, if you want want to stay up to date on my adventures, wedding planning, cooking and food, food food!, you should follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest! You’ll never miss a recipe, and you can share with me your food obsessions and summer fun!