I found something interesting at the store the other day. They are called Tofu Noodles {or as Husband calls them, “Tofoodles”. He’s clever like that}. Have I been under a rock, because I have never heard of them.

Not only do they add protein to any dish, but an entire package {which has 2 servings, approximately a cup each} contains only 40 calories – quite the contrary of it’s starchy cousin. Even a cup of whole what pasta has almost 200 calories! Yikes.

I have come into the season of wanting to cook Brussel sprouts and mushrooms all. the. time. So, I grabbed some cherry tomatoes {3/4 C}, brussel sprouts {1 C}, mushrooms {3/4 C}, and of course, onions {1/4 C} and got to work.

I started roasting the tomatoes in a pan, covered on medium high heat, with a little olive oil and a TBSP or 2 of water, stirring every few minutes. When they started getting soft and the skin brown, I halved the spouts, and began to steam them in about a qaurter cup of water, over medium high {7-8 notch} heat and covered. I quartered the mushrooms, added them into the pot and drizzled in about a half a TBSP of olive oil {mushrooms soak up everything, so just a little oil should be used}. I roughly chopped the onions and added them, too, still covering the pan.

Bring the heat to medium low {3-4 notch}. When the water has completely evaporated, everything should be nice and tender. Keep covered for another few minutes, and let everything begin to brown just a little, to add some crunch. When the brussel sprouts have turned a little brown, add in a quarter cup of tomato sauce, 1/2 TBSP of Italian Seasoning, 1/2 TSP of salt, 1/2 TSP of garlic powder, pepper to taste, and a TSP of Basil Pesto. Stir everything together, and cover.

Drain your Tofu Noodles {they come packed in water}, and rinse. Add them into the pan, stir and cover. Keep occasionally stirring, and after about 5 minutes, you can remove from the heat and plate it up!

It’s like a succulent little Italian dish, but without all the fat and carbs. The entire dish { it’s HUGE – I couldn’t eat it all} has around 300 calories, 12 grams of protein and zero cholesterol.



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