Nutrition and proper meal planning is the fastest route to a healthy lifestyle. Mixing your meals with just the right amount of healthy ingredients helps add to the perfect balance of a proper functioning body. Not only will you feel great but you will also start to notice little changes in your lifestyle that make you more productive, and overall continuously maintaining healthy habits.
There are plenty of ways that you can make healthy food fun to eat. Have you ever heard of a tofu veggie pie? If not, then you are missing out. This meal can be enjoyed at any time of the day, whether you are chilling in front of the TV or just enjoying a nice dinner with your family. It’s both nutritious and delicious all at the same time.
In this article, you will be walked through on how to cook a yummy tofu veggie pie. It’s very easy, and fuss free. Are you ready to find out how to make it?
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Here is a list of the ingredients used to make the tofu veggie pie: Olive oil, diced carrots, celery and onions, some garlic, diced organic firm tofu, corn, vegetable broth, salt and pepper (to taste), diced potatoes, sprouted spelt flour, fresh parsley and spelt or brown rice pie shells.
Preheat a little olive oil in a casserole. Add the diced carrots, celery, and onions into the casserole. Mix everything together until the onions are translucent.
Add the tofu and the garlic into the mix then cook for about 5 minutes. Make sure to select organic tofu that is made out of non-gmo soy. Check the package to ensure that it is not genetically modified or infused with artificial ingredients.
Add 2 cups of vegetable broth and the potatoes into the mix. Let it cook for about 10 minutes.
Add the sprouted spelt flour. The flour absorbs the juice from the broth so that nothing spills when everything is added in the pie shells later on.
Add in the corn and the fresh parsley. Add a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper for flavor. Mix continuously until all the juice has run dry and all the vegetables have been mixed thoroughly.
Using the brown rice or spelt pie shells, add the vegetables evenly inside. To cover it, roll out some dough to put on top of the pie. Using a fork, make a few small holes to allow air to flow out of the pie.
Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook the pie in the oven for about 20 to 45 minutes. Take note that cooking time may differ depending on the type of dough that you are using. If you are going with brown rice dough, it may take up to 20 minutes to cook, whereas if you make your dough out of spelt, it can take up to 45 minutes to cook.
Nutrition Facts & Health Benefits
Most of the ingredients used in the making of this delicious pie, were all jam packed with healthy components to ensure that it’s good for your health. Check out the facts on the main ingredients used and their different health benefits.
- Organic Tofu – Organic tofu is an excellent and healthy source of protein. It is packed with healthy amino acids, calcium, and iron, which is what most vegans substitute for meat when they need to eat food that is rich in protein. Make sure that you only get tofu that is not filled with artificial flavors or genetically modified in any way because it could be very harmful to your health.
- Celery – There are a lot of health benefits you can gain from eating celery. First off, it is highly nutritious and often used for fresh juice. This vegetable also has a lot of great healing benefits as well like soothing your digestive track, which aids in getting rid of inflammation, strengthens your bones, purifies your blood stream, and is also great for detoxification.
- Carrots – One of the best things about carrots is you can cook them any way you want, whether you like them juiced, sliced, mashed. They still offer the same excellent health benefits on your body. Carrots are great for a quick energy boost, they are also anti- carcinogenic, great for the eyes, and help promote healthy digestive health.
Start the Healthy Habit Today
Staying focused on developing healthy habits has a lot of great long-term benefits on your body. Make sure to stay as consistent as you can on your efforts, you’ll see that it will definitely leave you feeling better about yourself knowing that you have made that effort to change your lifestyle into a healthy one.
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Dominique Dupuis taught me this delicious recipe. For more information about her and her book visit her website at l’Armoire du Haut: https://larmoireduhaut.com/