🌿Meatless Monday Meal Prep: Breaded Coconut Tofu Nuggets sweet dipping sauce, & steamed veggies 🍱
I’m really excited for you guys to try this recipe! If you are skeptical of tofu, or of low fat meals tasting good this recipe will pleasantly surprise you.
Breaded Coconut Tofu Nuggets
1 package of extra-firm regular tofu, drained
2/3 cup raw unsweetened shredded dried coconut
1/3 cup tempera bread crumbs
1/3 cup soy sauce
Optional other spices you enjoy like paprika, garlic powder, onion powder.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prep your baking pan. A light coat of cooking oil to prevent sticking might be needed if you don’t own a non stick baking pan.
Drain the water from your tofu then gently cut your tofu into smaller pieces. You can make them more like nuggets or larger like cutlets.
Put soy sauce in one bowl. Then put the dried coconut and bread crumbs in a different bowl. You will be dipping each piece of tofu into soy sauce, then the coconut bread crumb mixture. Repeat until all tofu pieces are coated.
Use a large piece of foil to make a tent shaped cover to place over the tofu on the baking pan-this will protect/prevent the bread crumbs from burning but be careful to not let the foil touch the tops of the tofu nuggets because this will rip off the breading. Bake for 30 minutes at 400. For the last 10 minutes remove the foil tent until the coating is golden brown and crunchy. Serve hot with sweet maple dipping sauce.
Sweet Maple Dipping Sauce
This sauce is so bomb and so easy to make. Just mix all the ingredients below together in a bowl.
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon of cilantro diced
Steamed Veggies in an Orange Sauce
4 carrots sliced into sticks
1 package of asparagus
¼-⅓ cup of water
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
The secret to making good steamed veggies is to not overcook them, if anything aim to under cook your veggies when meal prepping because you will be reheating these meals in the microwave most likely. Most dense veggies steam in 10 mins.
You can steam veggies without a steamer.
Add water and veggies to your skillet at medium high heat. Once you see water boiling turn to low, cover with top, and let steam for 10mins.
Drain water from skillet. Add hot steamed veggies to a bowl, and toss with the orange juice, lemon juice, and maple syrup mixture. Then add the sesame seeds which should now stick to the coated veggies. You can also add some salt if desired.