I LOVE TOFU!!!!!!!! And we finally found a kind we really like. I like it most when it's seared on the outside and soft on the inside. There are two kinds of tofu: silken and regular. I always thought the silken was the jiggly liquidy kind, but turns out there can be extra firm silken tofu - it's just the way it's made, chemically, that determines the kind. So I correct my post: I LOVE SILKEN TOFU!!!!!
And it gets better! The kind we got comes in a box that doesn't need to be refrigerated, so it's is basically a pantry staple. And the whole box was only 180 calories, so it's healthy, low-cal, convenient and delicious!! Here is a link to the brand, Mori-Nu.
Soooooo....... first we seared the tofu in some walnut oil (just for a change from EVOO). About halfway through we added red curry powder and ginger. Sorry, I didn't get a photo of it cooking.
On the side we sauteed a bag of stir-fry mix along with a cup or two of bean sprouts and some mushrooms. Again, halfway through we added red curry paste and a can of lite coconut milk. The veggies were divided in four servings and saved for later and the tofu was served in half.
And the super-duper secret ingredient that made this recipe a knock-out??? TOASTED COCONUT!!! Yes, it was sweetened and coconut isn't exactly a superfood, but it was SO delicious after it toasted in a skillet for a few minutes and turned brown. Tasted just like a marshmellow roasted over the fire!!! We used 3/4 of an oz, which led to about 50 calories each, but it was worth it!
I wish I'd taken better photos : (
Total dinner calories: ~300. Quite nice! I could've eaten about 2 cups more veggies though, so we should have just served all 4 portions.
This afternoon at 3:30 I had a 10 oz glass of milk and 2 kamut rice cakes:
I also nibbled on some grapes and 1 oz of freshly cooked chicken when I got home from work.
After dinner I was still a little hungry and decided to have this tiny little pear:
But of course I'm queen of mixing things - and queen of pumpkin - so I mixed some in! Topped it off with a little peanut butter granola (just had to try it because it was a new kind!) and a drizzle of honey. Dessert calories: A surprising 150 because that damn pear was 80!!
Total Monday calories: 1770.
Ooops!! I went over with dessert. I actually came here and wrote this post, then I went and had a snack, so it hurts to see the numbers go up!!
But everything I ate today was super healthy!!
And just WAIT till you see tomorrow's lunch!!