Friday, August 2, 2013

Do What You Need to Do to be Healthy!

My mantra has been "Do What You Need To!"  I have really tried to stick to that this week, and it seems to be going over really positively in my work place.  Now, I keep thinking "WHY DIDN'T I DO THIS YEARS AGO?!"


I woke up pretty hungry, so I fixed a filling and savory breakfast.  This was an english muffin, a little earth balance, a little avocado, tofu and sriracha.  Yum!

Nutritional Information
With chocolate coconut milk
Calories: 393, Carbs: 39 g, Protein: 13 g

This kept me going until it was time for lunch.  I had a conversation with my boss about bringing my lunch more often, and everything is great.  I was so excited to crack open my bento box and chow down on my amazing salad.


The dressing is tahini, lemon juice and garlic blended in the vitamix.  The proportions are really up to individual taste.  It makes a great and satisfying salad dressing though.  This lunch didn't stand a chance!

Nutritional Information
Calories: 517, Carbs: 54 g, Protein: 15 g

When I got home from work, Josh wasn't ready for dinner, but I was starving.  So, I warmed up some cauliflower mash from the night before.  Yummy snack!

I really wanted to make a great dinner for us tonight.  I'm headed to Fayetteville tomorrow for a friend's birthday/color vibe run/house warming party, so I won't see Josh all weekend.  I knew I wanted to make some herb roasted potatoes, which is a tester recipe for Going Vegan, and I thought that some BBQ tofu would be perfect with it!


BBQ Tofu
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Vegetarian Baked Beans

For the Tofu

1/2 jar BBQ Sauce (I used Stubbs Spicy)
1 block tofu, pressed in cloth in fridge for 10 hours then sliced thin
1/2 chopped yellow onion


  • Press tofu as normal, I wrapped the block in a dish cloth and let it sit in the fridge while I was at work.
  • Coat bottom of pan with bbq sauce
  • Lay tofu in the pan, cover with remaining sauce
  • Sprinkle on onions
  • Bake at 400 d F for 20 minutes
  • Flip tofu, bake another 10 minutes or until desired firm-ness
Super easy and barely a recipe.  Josh had chicken, which basically implored the same exact recipe.  The potatoes were roasted with olive oil and herbs alongside the tofu in the oven.  Yum!

Dinner went over very well, although it was quite filling.  It was one of those leave it in the oven and forget it type of meals, although having the oven above 400 in the summer was a bit much!

Nutritional Information
Calories: 480, Carbs: 70 g, Protein: 20 g

After dinner, we settled in for a movie.  We picked John Dies at the End, which was super trippy and weird, and we both really liked it.  

I'll be in Fayetteville all weekend, so stay tuned Monday for a recap.

Nutritional Information for the Day
Calories: 1637, Carbs: 176 g, Protein: 63 g


  1. Oooh, that baked tofu dish sounds so simple and yummy! And that is my kind of breakfast. Tofu + bread + avocado = win!

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