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Quick Vegan Meal on the Go

“You are what you eat”

-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Taking care of your body is of extreme importance. Fresh, organic and GMO-free foods are the best way to go when you go grocery shopping. As a New Yorker you don’t have much time to stay home and spend hours cooking. However, grabbing packaged food is not your best bet. That’s why cooking full meals at minimum time is necessary.

If you enjoy eating healthy then you are going to need fast recipes to keep up with your lifestyle. Take a look at this Tofu recipe.

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Ingredients:

Tofu and Vegetables

  • 1 packet solid, firm tofu cut in squares
  • 3 pods garlic grated fresh
  • 1 onion
  • Pinch red chili paste 1/2 teaspoon
  • 10 Brussels sprouts
  • 1 small packet cherry tomatoes
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • Half a lemon

Brown Rice

  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 3 cups of water
  • Frozen Peas and carrots
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil

Instructions:

 

Tofu and Vegetables

First, add the cubed tofu and Brussel Sprouts to your pan. Next, pour olive oil over the tofu. Now you can add the majority of the ingredients to the pan; include onions, grated garlic, red chili paste, cherry tomatoes, and salt. You may cook for 20 mins on low fire. After it’s served you may squeeze some lemon on it for a distinct taste!

Brown Rice

Set the pot that you are going use on very low fire. Next, add 1/2 chopped onion with oil. Let this fry for about 2 mins, this will allow the onion to release some taste on the floor of the pan. Next you can add the chopped peas and carrots (make sure it’s not frozen first). Finally you may add  the rice and water. You must stir to make sure that the rice will have peas and carrots evenly spread out. Cover and cook on low fire till done about 20 mins

 

Dietary Importance

Tofu: It’s a white plant based protein (some people claim it looks like cheese!). It’s important to have tofu in your diet because it prevents diabetes, and high blood pressure. It’s good for you but most importantly it tastes great!

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Brussel sprouts: This vegetable is an excellent source of Vitamin C and K. The fiber-related components in Brussels sprouts are good for digestion as well. This recipe helps keep most of its essential minerals by stir frying, instead of boiling.

Brown rice: Essential for our diet in the fiber department. It’s known to reduce colon cancer , has cardiovascular benefits for Postmenopausal women and has powerful antioxidants.

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Enough said! I make this meal several times a month to keep myself strong and healthy. Of course a balanced diet is not enough, you must compliment with exercise like yoga!

Bon appetite.

 

 

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