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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

3 Delicious Ways to Get Protein + a Giveaway!

vegan zucchini noodle ramen bowl

I'm very much a creature of habit and tend to cook the same meals over and over, but when spring arrives I always get motivated to be a little more adventurous and try out new recipes. March happens to be National Nutrition Month so I've teamed up with Nasoya and Lightlife, two of my favorite go-to brands, to show you these delicious and nutritious foods that are new to me as well.

Nasoya organic tofu vegetable dumplings

Organic Tofu Vegetable Dumplings

*Vegetarian, contains milk and eggs. Contains 11g of protein per serving.
These dumplings are a great appetizer or savory snack. They are ready to cook right out of the package, you can boil or pan-fry them, and they cook very quickly. My husband likes to dip his in Korean barbecue sauce and I like to dip mine in a little bit of soy sauce.

vegan zucchini noodle ramen bowl

Zucchini Noodle Ramen Bowl

*Vegan. Tempeh contains 16g of protein and 15% of daily recommended iron per serving. 
Spencer and I absolutely loved this recipe. Tempeh is a staple in our house and I've been on a huge "zoodle" kick lately. I was a little intimidated by this recipe at first, but I had most of the ingredients at home already and it was incredibly easy to make. Judging by the way Spencer was drinking the broth-- like water -- I think it's safe to assume that I'll be making this recipe quite often from now on.

Vegan Lemon and Blueberry Parfait

Lemon and Blueberry Parfait

*Vegan. Silken tofu has 4g of protein per serving. 
I haven't eaten meat in over a decade, yet before I made this I had never used silken tofu before. My mom used to sneak it into cookies when my sister and I were little, but besides that I don't think I had ever touched it. I was hesitant to use anything other than extra firm tofu, but it turned out great! I think spring calls for a treat like this. For this recipe you'll need:

  • 1 package (16oz) of drained silken tofu
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest, depending on your taste
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 container of blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 cup of chia seeds or granola-- whichever you prefer!

First, get started on the blueberries. Heat them in a pot with a little sugar (I used about a teaspoon) till the blueberries start to pop and break down a bit. Refrigerate the blueberries for at least 30 minutes.
In a blender combine the silken tofu, 1 teaspoon of sugar, fresh lemon juice, and lemon zest. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate the mix for at least 10 minutes. When everything is ready, start layering the tofu, blueberries, and chia seeds/granola in a jar or glass. Enjoy!

You can find the Organic Tofu Vegetable Dumplings, Organic Soy Tempeh, and Organic Silken Tofu in the refrigerated area of the product section at your local grocery store.

To make it easier for you to try out one of these recipes, I'm giving away 1 coupon for a free Nasoya product and 1 coupon for a free Lightlife product!

  • This giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 years of age or older
  • These coupons were provided by Nasoya and Lightlife
  • Nasoya coupon has a maximum value of $3.99 and has no expiration date. Lightlife coupon has a maximum value of $5.99 and expires on 12/31/17
  • Coupons will be sent by mail, so the winner will need to provide a mailing address
  • To be eligible to win, you must follow me on Twitter. *All other entry options are voluntary*
  • One winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and I will notify them by e-mail and Twitter. If the winner does not claim their prize within 48 hours, I will choose a runner-up winner. 
  • The giveaway is open for entries from 12AM EST 3/21/17 through 12AM EST 3/28/17

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*This post was sponsored by Nasoya and Lightlife. All opinions stated here are mine!*
1 comment on "3 Delicious Ways to Get Protein + a Giveaway! "
  1. That ramen bowl looks delicious! Ramen is one of those things I've yet to attempt at home. Looks interesting with zoodles.


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