Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Popeye Would Eat it :)

All the flavor without the fat :)

Tofu for protein and iron, and spinach for vitamins, minerals, fiber- Does a body good :)

Some tend to make a cringing facial expression when tofu is brought up. I really like it and view it as a healthy substitute. I dont make many dishes with it yet but it hasnt let me down thus far.  Any time Travis and I go to Whole Foods we always eat lunch there and it is always the first food that finds it's way to my plate.  I'm hoping to have a boost of energy in a few hours (around 5am) so I can get up and make it before getting the house picked up from the 2 year old tornado that hit this evening and leave for work. Here's the recipe for anyone who wants to try it out. It's a P90x recipe, so in my opinion, you cant go wrong there :)
Lean Tofu Lasagna

1 lb. soft tofu, drained and patted dry

1 lb. firm tofu, drained and patted dry

1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced

3 cups tomato sauce

1 bag spinach

1-lb. package dry lasagna noodles, cooked al dente and drained

1 cup nonfat mozzarella, shredded

Salt (to taste)

Pepper (to taste)

Food processor

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place tofu in large bowl and crumble. Chop spinach, then combine in bowl with tofu, parsley, salt, and pepper; mix well. In bottom of a 4-quart rectangular baking dish, spread a layer of tomato sauce, then a layer of noodles, then a layer of tofu/spinach mixture. Repeat layering process with the remaining sauce, noodles, and filling until all ingredients have been used, ending with noodles covered by sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella over top. Bake for 45 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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