TLT (Tofu, Lettuce n’ Tomato) Sandwich

I just made this divine TLT sandwich for my lunch today and I cannot stop raving over it! I will definitely be making this my lunch staple a few times each week!

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium tomato
  • 2 pieces Kale (or your green “a.k.a. lettuce” of choice)
  • 14 ounces water packed extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Reduced Sodium Tamari (Wheat Free Soy Sauce)
  • 1 Tablespoon Veganaise (Vegan Mayonnaise)
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Fresh Scallions
  • Toasted Bread of choice (Pita, Bread, Bagel, Naan)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Combine Tamari and Dijon mustard in a small bowl.
  • Pat tofu with a paper towel to soak up excess water and slice tofu crosswise into 8 pieces
  • Using a spoon, spread the mustard mixture on the tofu slices (both sides)
  • Bake tofu for 20 minutes
  • Spread Veganaise onto toasted bread and place the tofu, lettuce, tomato, cilantro and scallions on top.
  • Enjoy!

I love Tofu, not only is it delicious, it’s healthy and packed with a beneficial amount of iron and has no saturated fat or cholesterol.   Tofu is also high in calcium and magnesium as well as a great source of soy protein.  Moreover, the FDA claims, “25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”

Although I am Not a vegetarian, I do love my tofu.  Do you enjoy Tofu?  Share with us some of your favorite ways to prepare and incorporate Tofu into your meals.

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Homemade Hummus

I love my hummus, especially when I have some extra time on my hands, I’ll go the extra step and prepare it myself…take a look and try it for yourself. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Dark Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • Nu-Salt (Salt free alternative) and Pepper

Directions

  • Combine all of the above ingredients into a food processor and blend until desired consistency/thickness
  • Enjoy! 

This hummus pairs well as a dip for pita chips, and raw veggies, as a spread for sandwiches, and countless other options.  Here is a previous post of mine on ways to incorporate hummus into your daily meals.

Do you prefer to make homemade hummus?  If not, what is your favorite store bought hummus brand?