Raw Tempeh

Hiya! Just a quick lunch post so I can get back to work, but I tried raw tempeh for the first time today! I picked this kind up from Trader Joe’s:

This package has 2 servings, but I actually only had 1/2 a serving on my sandwich. There are 240 calories in a serving, 11grams of fat, 9 grams of dietary fiber, and 20g protein. So 1/2 a serving had 120 calories, 5.5g of fat, and 4.5g dietary fiber, and 10g of protein.

My Raw Tempeh Sandwich had:

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 1/2 serving of tempeh, sliced thin
  • bed of kale
  • roasted red peppers
  • red pepper coulis (spread on the bread)
  • red onions (microwaved for 1 minute to soften)

I had the sandwich with a side of baby carrots:

Plus some Pirate’s Booty which was sent to me as a sample.

And 3 mandarins for dessert:

Bigger lunch that usual today for me today but I’m seeing if I testing out to see if a bigger lunch will make me less snacky later in the day. The verdict on the raw tempeh sandwich – delicious! Honestly, I barely tasted the tempeh in there but it added a nice texture. I think using it on a sandwich when in a crunch is an awesome vegetarian option in place of lunch meat like I used to have. I was hesitant to eat it raw, but with all the veggies packed on there, I only really noticed the texture. This will definitely be a new lunch staple for me since its so easy and requires no cooking.

The Pirate’s Booty was not my favorite. I love most Pirate’s Booty, but the Sour Cream and Onion flavor just didn’t do it for me. It was kind of sweet, but in a weird way. I’ll just stick with regular or Veggie Booty going forward! The carrots and mandarins were great, though. Can’t go wrong with fresh produce!

I’m thinking about going to Bikram AGAIN tonight!! I realized I left my water bottle there last night, so I have to go back anyways to pick it up. It’s $15 for a drop in class, so I think I’m going to take the plunge and do it. I’ve been thinking about the postures all day and can’t wait until I can improve on them. I think I feel a new (expensive) addiction coming on.

Hope your Thursday is fabulous. Be back tonight!!



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11 Comments on Raw Tempeh

  1. Dawn Hutchins
    April 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm (5 years ago)

    I LOVE tempeh! Yours looks delish. I buy it frozen and it’s so versatile.

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    • Beth
      April 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm (5 years ago)

      I’ve never seen it frozen before – I’ll have to look for it!

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  2. ivie
    April 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm (5 years ago)

    Have fun at the Yoga. I have many friends that go and they find it addictive!

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    • Beth
      April 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm (5 years ago)

      Yeah I really think its addictive… It’s only day two, I’m going again tonight, and I already have plans to go with another friend on Saturday…

      Reply
  3. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com
    April 29, 2010 at 5:17 pm (5 years ago)

    oh double shot of bikram! woot woot! yeah lady :) hehe. raw tempeh.. im so scared of raw tempeh. i had hypothyroidism in the past and i was told to always cook tempeh.. yet im conflicted because ive heard health benefits are higher when its eaten raw!

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    • Beth
      April 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm (5 years ago)

      double shot – i love that!! ha.

      and i’ve never heard of issues with hypothyroidism and raw tempeh before! interesting. It is awesome cooked but so much easier raw! :)

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  4. clairedille
    April 29, 2010 at 6:00 pm (5 years ago)

    I really need to eat some raw tempeh after seeing it all over the blogosphere. I have the same tempeh in my fridge right now!

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    • Beth
      April 29, 2010 at 6:49 pm (5 years ago)

      DO IT!! :) I was a little hesistant to try it at first but its really good – i love the texture and it adds tons of fiber and protein! PB&J&T is up next for me, i think!

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  5. Adam
    January 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm (3 years ago)

    That sandwich looks great. I had to look up the meaning of “coulis”. I’m eating some raw tempeh right now, had to Google it to make sure it was safe, glad to find your entry!

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