Tofu used to intimidate me. Now? It’s one of my favorite protein sources to meal prep with.
Thanks to Minimalist Baker’s super easy (and crispy) tofu recipe, I’m a tofu pro. I highly recommend checking Dana’s recipe out if you’ve never successfully cooked with tofu before.
In general, stir frys are one of the easiest, tastiest dishes to meal prep.
The format of a stir fry, which is protein, veggies and rice or noodles with a tasty sauce, provides the perfect template to get creative AND make it healthier than takeout. That’s the goal, right?
I won’t lie. I don’t think this meal prep is faster than ordering takeout. But let’s be honest.
There are two known outcomes when ordering takeout.
Outcome one: You end up ordering way too much and tell yourself you’ll eat the rest the next day. But come tomorrow, your fried rice just doesn’t look as appetizing. The leftovers go in the garbage.
Outcome two: You tell yourself you’ll only eat half of what you order, but end up eating ALL of it. You end up with a food baby so prominent (and uncomfortable), you have to change into sweats.
Neither of those outcomes will be the case with this stir fry. While this tofu prep is delicious and satisfying, the recipe was designed with leftovers in mind (like all of my recipes).
What I love about this stir fry is that you get the experience of eating takeout without the food baby or guilt. Best of both worlds!
Not a broccoli fan? Add zucchini or green beans instead.
Not a carrot fan? Add cabbage, baby corn or any other veggies you like instead.
Want to make this low carb? Use riced cauliflower instead of brown rice.
Don’t have peanut butter? Almond butter, sun butter, cashew butter etc would work fine.
Don’t like baby bok choy? Leave it out and add more broccoli or carrots.
This dish can last up to four days in the fridge in airtight containers. It heats up well on the stove or in the microwave.
I know you’ll enjoy this one! I know that if it were up to me, I’d eat this every week for sure.
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