Thanks for all the words of encouragement on this morning’s post where i mentioned I was feeling a little overwhelmed. Sometimes, it’s hard to say no but necessary.
Moving along! I made this AMAZING tofu recipe last night and just had leftovers for lunch and it was delicious!
- 1 block of extra firm tofu
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
- Wrap tofu in paper towels and place between two plates with something heavy on top to press OR use your Tofu Xpress to press the tofu.
- Mix together honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger for the marinade.
- Cut the block of tofu into strips once its pressed and add the marinade
- Let sit for 30 minutes – 1 hour
- Bake at 400º for 30 minutes, turning the tofu sticks everyone 8-10 minutes to brown on all sides
That is it! This turned out to be the BEST tofu I’ve ever made, hands down. And the marinade is so simple, but SO flavorful, and only 1 point for the entire batch. You don’t have to wait for it to marinade if you’re not feeling particularly patient, but the flavor really soaks in if you let it.
Last night, I had the tofu with green beans and balsamic and some red potatoes.
For the green beans, I boiled them in water for 3 minutes, drained them, and then added them back to the pan with some balsamic vinegar for flavor. The potatoes were cut up and boiled, and then topped with some plain yogurt, salt, and pepper.
Today’s lunch was leftover tofu, green beans, and couscous (from Monday night).
2/3 cup couscous (2 pts), green beans (0 pts), and tofu (2 pts). Mmmmm.
I also had some pickles on the side (0 pts) for good measure.
And now, for September Goals!!
1.) Complete my Half Marathon on September 19th – I am so excited/nervous about this, and I honestly cannot BELIEVE I am going to be running a half marathon 2 weeks from Sunday. Never in my life did I think I’d engage in running voluntarily, and never did I expect to come anywhere close to 13.1 miles.
2.) Limit Meals Out – With all the traveling, I have been eating out and ordering in far too much. I think it’s a nice treat for me, but can’t be a regular thing. So far, I’m half way through the work week and have prepared every breakfast, lunch, and dinner so far. I want to try to eat out 1-2 times a week MAXIMUM, and even less if I can help it, especially with being away for my half marathon (its in Philly) and then my conference at the end of the month, where all my meals will be eaten out.
3.) Get to Goal Weight – I had originally wanted to get to goal by tomorrow’s weigh in, but unfortunately, this weekend watching the kids moved me in the opposite direction. I have 5 Thursday Weigh-Ins for September, and I would love love love to be at goal by the end so that I can become Lifetime at Weight Watchers in 2010.
4.) Limit Trivial Spending – I want to be more conscious of my spending, and stop wasting money buying coffee (I’ve started bring it to work from home!), snacks, treats, frozen yogurt, random chachkis that I don’t need, etc. Anything I buy in September I want to consciously think about and make sure I need it before spending the money.
So those are 4 pretty huge goals, but I feel pretty confident I can achieve them. I’m going to keep setting weekly goals during September to keep me on track with the larger goals, and hopefully get some exciting results come October.
What are you going to focus on in September?