Meals for one can feel like too much hassle, especially when it comes to attempting to include ‘proper food’ like vegetables! Instead evening snacking seems to be the way to go, I’m not even that hungry anyway… But, invariably the snacks are sweet, even if healthy, cereals are a popular one for single gals in the evening, I know because I used to do it! Or yogurt and nuts, dried fruit and not forgetting crackers and peanut butter!
The problem is this has a not so sweet consequence on our waist line and it also means we miss out on an opportunity to nourish our body with essential nutrients that so often are lacking in our diet. Vegetables, all things green and lean protein, whether that be fish, chicken or tofu, what ever is your thing.
These foods are essential for balancing blood sugar, they also help your body to heal and repair and the vegetables, especially green ones, are excellent for cutting through heaviness in your system. Most importantly they provide the essential balance to your day of food whilst replenishing your body after a long day!
This recipe is super simple so a good one to start with if you resonate with any of the above!
- 1 pack of organic firm tofu cut into chunks
- 2 cups of broccoli cut into florets
- 7 cherry tomatoes
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 tablespoon Eden Organic Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
- 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
- Olive oil to drizzle
- 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
- Black pepper and sea salt to season
Preheat the oven to about 180.
In a baking tray put the tofu pieces, cover with a tiny drizzle of oil so as not to stick to the tray and then place in the over for ten minutes.
After ten minutes take the tofu out and add the broccoli florets, combine in the tray and this time add a little more oil, the oregano, sea salt and black pepper. Cook for ten minutes, watch the broccoli doesn’t burn.
Then for the last five minutes of cooking add the tomatoes to the tray and continue until all items are nicely cooked.
Remove from the tray, place in a serving bowl, toss with the spinach and seeds et voila!
You can also save for the next day as a salad for lunch.