Dinner, ugh… Anyone else find themselves in the kitchen, standing in front of their oven, ready to make dinner with no idea what to make when you need an easy healthy dinner. Or worse yet you have all the ingredients for your favourite dish but you can not for the life of you, remember how to make it! I have actually been there WAY too many times! Can I just chalk that up to mom brain… ok!
So after getting sick of that scenario, I decided to create for myself a recipe card with my top favourite tofu dishes that was easy to use, small , and could go on my fridge. It has worked out so well for me that I wanted to share that all with you, especially because they are mostly easy dinners. I have previously shared this but it just occurred to me that I don’t have it up on a post as an easy way to grab it.
Most of these recipes are saucy because I LOVE a good saucy dish. Some of my favourite places to eat back in the day were Chinese restaurants for this reason. I mean general tao chicken or orange sesame tofu were dishes I dreamed about. But I quickly got tired of how awful I felt afterwards. After having kids I was just not able to expose them to the same ‘crappy’ feeling I would get after eating there, so I stopped going. It’s amazing what you will do for your kids but not for yourself (eye roll).
When Jaden started getting digestive issues and food intolerances (you can read about that here), I really began paying attention to my own diet and the foods I would eat. Before that point in my life, I was plagued with my own digestive issues and an almost constant stomach pain. I never realized the connection between food and health (which seems so crazy to me now). But no matter how often you hear ‘you are what you eat’ this intimate connection we have between how we feel and what we eat are easily overlooked by many.
So as to not go forever without eating these delicious saucy, sweet, savoury dishes again I decided to start making my own healthy dinners. They quickly became some of our most favourite dishes and we have them on constant repeat. You can also use a different protein if you prefer. I have made a few of these with chickpea and chicken (back when I ate meat). I hope you enjoy this recipe card and it helps you as much as it has helped me.
If you end up making any of these healthy dinner or dessert recipes, I would love it if you leave a comment down below or share a photo with me over on Instagram (@at.my.table)