Saturday, August 17, 2013

Day 1: One Week No Meat Challenge: Tofu Tacos

I'm challenging myself and you, to one week with no meat (except fish)! I'm on day four of only fruits, veggies, and tuna and I feel great, but I know there are lots of challenges to following a vegetarian diet, so I wanted to share some deliciously easy tips & recipes for you to try! I will do 7 vegetarian posts, one for each day of the week starting with Tofu Tacos below!  An as a side note, I just have to tell you that I just went to the Bay and got myself a Cuisinart Mini Prep plus processor to make chopping more efficient and I am so in love. It was on sale, but even its normal price is only 34 bucks and it works awesome, plus it comes in fun colors. If you don't have a food processor this is what you've been missing!! You can check it out here

Foods to enjoy while on a vegetarian diet

·                     Fruit: any and all fresh fruit
·                     Vegetables: any and all fresh vegetables
·                     Fish: fresh, canned in water or olive oil
·                     Legumes: dried or canned, such as kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils
·                     Eggs: preferably organic
·                     Olive oil (preferably extra virgin), Coconut oil (unprocessed)
·                     Nuts: raw unsalted almonds, walnuts, macadamias and cashews
·                     Seeds: raw unsalted sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
·                     Green tea, white tea, weak black tea (decaffeinated)
·                     Water: from one to three litres of water per day. Try adding lemon to hot water in the AM for a natural detox. 

Day 1: Tofu Tacos

You will need:
1 pkge firm tofu
Taco shells
taco seasoning
Sour Cream
Cheddar cheese

Buy firm tofu and drain. Draining the tofu is very important to give its "meat-like" texture. After draining, crumble the tofu & fry in pain with olive oil until it starts to get crispy about 5 mins. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and fry 1-2 more minutes. Serve in taco's with all your fav toppings including salsa, sour cream, cheddar cheese, avocados, lettuce, tomatoes, etc!

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