Sunday, April 04, 2010

Tofu Parmigiana

In the spirit of trying new recipes we tried another one today. As many of you are probably rolling your eyes and thinking ewww...(I know my sister is) it actually wasn't that bad and Isabelle and Matthew even ate it too. I wouldn't eat Tofu every night but once in awhile is a good change. Jordan learned to love Tofu while in Korea so he was up for it.

I think the key is good tofu. I got mine at a local store called Fresh & Easy. Extra Firm Tofu and to get all of the water out. I probably pressed 6 paper towels to get it pretty dry. Each serving of Tofu Parmigiana only had 274 calories. I made whole wheat noodles to go along but didn't really eat mine. We had a salad on the side and strawberries with sugar for dessert. My total caloric intake for lunch was only 388 and I felt super full. I found some really good Cilantro dressing at Fresh & Easy that is only 70 calories for 2 tablespoons and it makes all salads really yummy!

You can try the recipe here or at least browse their website for some really good low-calorie meals. I also picked up a soy energy trail mix of sorts at Costco the other day. 150 calories for 1/4 cup, and it has soy nuts, almonds, pumpkin kernels, and cranberries. Way better than I would have thought and I'd buy it again.

I did make Jordan some egg salad for dinner from our Easter Eggs that he thought was good. I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole but I wanted to use up the eggs and make sure Jordan ate enough calories today since he's on the other spectrum of trying to eat enough calories so he doesn't lose anymore weight. He's taking the rest for lunch tomorrow. It's a tricky balance in this household right now.

Hope everyone had a great Easter and I'll try and post some pics soon.

1 comment:

kris said...

that cilantro dressing from Fresh and easy is a favorite of mine too! Good stuff!