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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Vegetarian Tofu With Peanut Ginger Sauce Recipe

Vegetarian Tofu With Peanut Ginger SauceI recently came across this Eating Well Recipe for Tofu with Peanut Ginger Sauce, that was re-posted to Yahoo Food with a few really good reviews. I'm a big fan of peanut sauce, but I don't get to eat it very often since it is so high in calories and fat (I steer clear of it at restaurants), so I was excited to try this recipe to see if it was any good. The results were fantastic -- the dish was really easy to make, was super yummy, and I plan to make it many more times in the future! The peanut sauce is fairly thick, really tasty (and not too high calorie), and complements the tofu and spinach really well.

I added some vegetables to the recipe (which already contains spinach, scallions, and mushrooms), including broccoli, celery, and carrots, to make it more like a stir-fry. I also sprinkled a few soy nuts on top, which gave the dish some added crunch. All in all, it felt like I was eating a really yummy, but smart meal.

Now, for the calories. It is a bit tricky since the original recipe on Eating Well, says that 1 generous serving is 225 calories, or 5 WW points. The re-posted version on Yahoo! Food says that 1 serving is 242 calories, or 6 WW points. Since the Yahoo! posting is newer, I err on the side of trusting it (and counting 6 points), over the original. However, it really depends on exactly what ingredients you use (like how many calories are in your particular peanut butter, etc.), so use your own discretion.

Also, make sure you count any calories or points from added vegetables, or a small side of whole wheat rice if you choose to add anything. In the end, you can have this recipe as a low calorie dinner, with a few additions, for a very filling 7-8 WW points or for around 350-400 calories. Or, you can just eat the Tofu with Peanut Sauce on its own for a really filling 5-6 WW point low calorie lunch.

By the way, for those of you that aren't vegetarians, or that don't like Tofu, you could consider substituting chicken into the recipe instead of Tofu.

Enjoy!
Juliet

Photo from EatingWell.com

1 comment:

Tom Aarons said...

This looks really tasty, and healthy as well!

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