protein packed veggie pasta



I really am not a fan of tofu, but in certain recipes I can’t even taste it at all.  In this recipe I seriously cannot taste the tofu at all and even my one year old ate everything on her plate!  My husband didn’t even know there was tofu in it.  This recipe is a great way to add in a lot of protein to your meal!  I try to eat a whole foods plant based diet most of the time and this meal is a perfect example of eating that way.  Whole wheat pasta with lots of vegetables!  Yummm.  I ended up making a big pot of this pasta and we ate it for lunch for the next two days.


protein packed veggie pasta
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High protein and vegetable packed pasta dish
Recipe type: pasta
Serves: 8
  • 1 Bag of whole wheat pasta
  • 16 oz can of organic tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped
  • 1 package of extra-firm tofu pressed
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Chili powder
  • ½ sweet onion diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms chopped
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • ½ tbsp minced garlic
  1. Rinse the tofu and wrap with paper towels to dry and stack a couple of heavy books on top to drain out the water. Wait 25-30 minutes
  2. Cook the whole wheat pasta on the stove
  3. in a large skillet add the extra virgin olive oil and saute the garlic, onion, and mushrooms for around five minutes. Add in the chopped up spinach and celery and cook another five minutes or until mushrooms and onions are done.
  4. Once everything is cooked add in the tofu by crumbling it with your hands in the skillet.
  5. Add everything in the skillet to a large bowl and add the sauce, pasta, and parsley to the bowl and mix thoroughly.
Sauce instructions
  1. Pour out the can of tomato sauce in a bowl and add seasonings to taste: salt, pepper, chlli powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, 2 tbsp lemon juice.



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