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This week, (see last week’s yuntov tips!), I’m giving you two easy, but hearty, breakfast recipes.

You can also make the Tofu Scramble if it’s just your family eating a light dinner one night. This is an alternative to scrambled eggs and adds a number of vegetables and nutrients (and skips any high fat cheeses you might be tempted to include in an omelet).

20 minute Tofu Scramble (or 10 minutes if you have leftover cooked veggies in your fridge!)

Tofu Scramble

Serves 4

Ingredients

(As always, feel free to adjust the recipe based on what you have in your house and the vegetables your family prefers. If you have cooked vegetables already in your fridge, simply warm them in the pan before adding the tofu and spices.)

1/2 white or yellow onion

1 9 oz package sliced mushrooms

1 green pepper

1 orange pepper

1 1b extra firm tofu

2 Tb nutritional yeast

As many shakes of Turmeric as it takes to make the tofu yellow, like scrambled eggs.

Tasha’s Tip: Turmeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer food – and natural food coloring! But careful because it can stain surfaces.

A few shakes of garlic powder, black pepper and salt, to taste.

1/2 cup black beans

tofu scramble 1

Directions

Cook onions on medium heat in 1/4 cup of water until softened. (Add more water as it evaporates until all the vegetables are softened). Add peppers and mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms have released their juices.

Crumble the tofu into the pan. Add the nutritional yeast and spices and mix well over the medium heat. When the tofu is yellow and the spices incorporated, add canned or cooked black beans. Warm for another minute and serve.

 

Pomegranate Mueslix (Oatmeal)

Serves 1 hungry adult or 2 hungry kids

Ingredients

½ cup quick oats

¼ cup Pomegranate juice (approximate measurement)

1 teaspoon flax meal

Blueberry craisins or dried blueberries

Dash of vanilla

Dash of cinnamon

1 diced banana

1 grated honey crisp apple (use a box grater)

1 Tablespoon maple syrup

 

Directions

Reconstitute dried craisins/blueberries in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes. Place quick oats in a separate bowl. Pour enough juice to wet the oats and mix (You can also do this step the night before and put the bowl in the fridge overnight. If you do this overnight, you can and should use regular old fashioned oats, as they are less processed). Add rest of ingredients, including dried fruit and mix everything together. You’re done!

 

 

 

 

About the author

I make fruits and vegetables come alive for kids and families; You can build a foundation of lifelong healthy habits and attitudes through my Fruit Funshops, Mama's Nights Out, Blog, and Books: The Healthy Mama’s Guide to feeding your family well – Simply and Sanely and its companion cookbook.