Costs Less Than $3 To Make (It’s Delicious Too!)
High in protein, Festive Tofu Curry is one of the favorites from the Whistler Fitness Vacations menu. This vibrant meal will wake up your senses, leaving you energized with a big kick of flavor. Whether it’s crazy-hot or mild and creamy, you’ll get addicted to curry in a hurry with this kick ass blend of spices.
Why It’s Awesome
There’s a lot of fear surrounding soy these days (will write a blog on my thoughts at some point soon) but the bottom line is that soy in moderation is highly valuable as part of a healthy diet!
Festive Tofu Curry is a tasty dish that’ll fill you up in less than 400 Calories. This is partly due to the protein count – protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates and fats – in general. It’s important to find the right balance, eating too much might put strain on your kidneys if you eat it in one sitting, but it’s a lot eater to binge on scallops and bacon than on tofu!
It’s vital to keep protein at a healthy level each meal! I recommend at least 20 grams of protein per meal, and no more than 30 grams when on a restricted diet (under 1500 Calories). Side effects of dropping too low in protein include difficulty to recover from workouts, and also loss of valuable muscle mass. This is what gives your body the shape and tone, plus also greatly determines your rate of metabolism.
Ingredients (1 Portion Meal)
¼ Package Firm Tofu
¼ Red Bell Pepper
Handful of Green Beans
Handful of Snap Peas
½ cup Non-Dairy Milk
½ cup Cooked Brown Rice
1 tablespoon Non-Dairy Yogurt
Veggie Broth (or water)
Spices to taste: turmeric, cumin and coriander
How We Make It At WFV
Chop the tofu into small cubes, slice red pepper, cut ends of the snap peas.
Pour a few tablespoons of broth into a pan and cook over medium heat until it bubbles. If your following a higher fat diet (or need the extra calories) you can use a tablespoon of olive oil instead of the veggie broth that we use at Whistler Fitness Vacations.
Once everything is rocking and rolling in the pan with the broth starting to bubble, add the tofu and spices. Fry this up at medium heat until all sides are crispy. Add bell pepper, green beans and snap peas. Pour milk over vegetables. This is a sneaky hack that adds a creamy taste to the vegetables without the added calories of adding cream.
Play with the spices — make it as hot as you can handle, then cool it down with a dollop of non-dairy yogurt while letting your mind travel to the warm waves of Bali….
Calories 392 | Carbohydrates 67g | Protein 23g | Fat 8g
Now It’s Your Turn!
This dish is a little high in carbs mostly because on the day that Festive Tofu Curry is on the menu at the weight loss retreat, it’s probably our toughest physical day of exercise. If you’re not doing as much activity as our amazing guests at Whistler Fitness Vacations (or you’re following a lower carb diet) use full fat coconut cream instead of using the non-dairy milk, and go without the rice. It’s about the same amount of energy, except it’s a fat macro instead of carb. You can also add walnuts or pumpkin seeds for a salty boost. Enjoy your meal!