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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 282.7
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 776.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 59.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.4 g
  • Protein: 21.5 g

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Super quick brain food

Submitted by: AJCERRA

Introduction

This is a simple meal is quick to make, inexpensive, and great for students who need some brain-food while studying. I made it up during my first year of law school, when I was desperate for healthy food but too broke and busy to cook a big fancy meal. This has been my go-to fast food ever since! This is a simple meal is quick to make, inexpensive, and great for students who need some brain-food while studying. I made it up during my first year of law school, when I was desperate for healthy food but too broke and busy to cook a big fancy meal. This has been my go-to fast food ever since!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup dry quinoa (makes 3-4 cups cooked)
    1 cup frozen, shelled edamame
    1/2 block extra firm tofu--raw or steamed
    3 TBSP tamari soy sauce

Directions

1. Pour the quinoa into a saucepan, and add water until it is about an inch above the quinoa.
2. Bring to a boil.
3. Add the frozen edamame, and bring to boil again.
3. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered, until the quinoa pieces uncoil. (You may need to add a little water to keep the quinoa moist until it is fully cooked.)
4. While quinoa and edamame are simmering, cut up 1/2 a block of tofu into 1/2 inch cubes. Leave raw or steam, as preferred.
5. Transfer quinoa/edamame to a big bowl or serving dish. (Tip: I like to transfer it to four tupperware containers, so I have four meals prepared for the week.)
6. Place raw or steamed tofu on top.
7. Pour tamari sauce evenly over the quinoa.
8. Stir a little to even out the sauce, and then eat it up!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AJCERRA.






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