A sponsored post for Woolworths Macro Vegetarian
Whenever I am trying to eat a little healthier I try to get creative at lunch time. If I have something substantial enough, my stomach is filled and my mind not distracted until dinner time. Sometimes it’s a salad, other times veggies and most of the time – something asian which is fast, tasty, healthy and easy to make – needless to say lunch is usually vegetarian which is a good chance to get some greens into me. My theory is that if you go to a bit more effort for your lunch, then you will enjoy eating it and actually take some time to sit down and enjoy lunch as a meal – rather than the usual leftover crusts from my 4 year olds lunch plate eaten on the go.
While I do eat meat free some days, I rarely eat traditional vegetarian “things” like tofu for example. I save that for the vegos! But I do know that it’s good for me, and if I can cook it in a way that I would want to eat it, then I can convince Rob and the girls to have a go too. I fell in love with Panko bread crumbs last year and I also love eating tofu cooked simply with coriander, chilli and soy – so I figured combining them would create a taste sensation and an easy vegetarian lunch that you can whip up in under 15 minutes.
Panko crumbed tofu with soy, chilli & coriander
1 packet Macro vegetarian firm tofu
Panko bread crumbs
Half bunch coriander
1 red chilli
Take the tofu from the packet and drain all the liquid. Pat it dry with paper towel to try to get it as dry as you can.
Cut the tofu into 1cm thick pieces. Whisk up one egg and place panko bread crumbs onto a plate for crumbing.
Place the tofu into the egg wash and then into the bread crumbs.
Heat some oil up into a fry pan and cook for a few minutes until golden brown. You could also bake this in the oven (turning once or twice) if you didn’t want to fry them off. Drain them off on paper towel.
To serve place two pieces in the bottom of a shallow boy, top with chilli and coriander and drizzle some soy sauce over it’s back.
Woolworths Macro have an extensive range of vegetarian options – from tofu to vegetarian burgers.
What’s your instant tasty vegetarian go-to meal?
Do you use tofu much?