Tofu Grilled Cheese

Tofu Grilled Cheese

Something quick and easy for brunch today.

  • 1 roll Arnold’s whole grain bread
  • 2 slices of extra firm sprouted tofu (pressed between paper towels)
  • 1 slice Daiya cheddar cheese
  • Red pepper hummus
  • Avocado
  • Sliced red onion
  • Garlic powder, sea salt, pepper

First prepare the tofu by pressing between paper towels, and then sprinkled with the garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper (I pressed down on the tofu slices with a spatula to make sure the spices stick).

Next cook the tofu on each side in a skillet, about medium high heat, turning once. I did not use any oil to cook. While tofu is cooking, I made the sandwich–cheese slice and sliced red onion on the bottom side of bread and then I mashed a small amount of avocado and red pepper hummus on the top side.

After the tofu was finished I placed it on top of the cheese/sliced red onion, topped with the other slice of bread and put it back on skillet to melt cheese! Again I used no oil, just let the bread toast. Flipping the sandwich to cook the top side can be tricky! Good luck!

Grilled Cheese

Plus an article about the nutrition confusion among all of us. It’s personally one of the most frustrating things to deal with, when everyone around me acts as a nutritional expert because they know how to type in the search bar on google. There really is a skill that we all need to learn when it comes to using the internet as an educational tool, and I’m so grateful that I learned about research methods during my psychology education a couple of years ago. I hope to post an article soon about this!

For now, it’s valuable to understand that many health and nutritional information you find on the internet focus on very specific nutrients and specific effects on the body. How many times have you heard to use a calcium, iron, or vitamin D supplement? Unfortunately our bodies do not work based on this reductionist approach, a term coined by Dr. Campbell. He’s been one of my most favorite authors and physicians, mainly because he has taught me that reductionism misses the larger context, and abandons the wholistic approach we need to focus on for true and lasting health. I recommend reading some of his books, especially Whole, as it explains the reductionism phenomenon.

Here is the article: http://nutritionstudies.org/reductionist-paradigm-cause-nutrition-confusion/

Aside from nutritional information focusing too much on specific nutrients and effects, it’s important to remember that many people over the internet have no educational background regarding nutrition. Make sure to dig into an articles resources and especially find out the authors credentials. Including mine! You can find out in my about me that I have my BS in business management and psychology, I have a certificate in Plant-based Nutrition, and I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Dietetics and Nutrition, as well as a health coach certification.  It’s up to you to be able to trust the information I am providing as I am not yet a Registered Dietitian or Health Coach. My educational experience started a quite a few years ago and it continues, but you should always question the bloggers experience and knowledge.

I hope this helps you use the internet more efficiently!

6 Replies to “Tofu Grilled Cheese”

  1. My mouth is watering! I want this for lunch now. Thanks for sharing – pinned it! xx Bianca

    1. You’re so sweet Bianca ! It was really good. Super easy when you want something quick and don’t have much in the fridge 😉

  2. I love the combination of flavours you have used. 🙂

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  4. That looks so filling! I am building a community of vegans and would love for you to hop over and leave recipe at http://www.wedigfood.com

    1. I’m sorry Steve, I am just now seeing your comment. And I would love to! 🙂

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