Healthy All American Comfort Food

I don’t know about you but, I could eat mashed potatoes all day, every day. It’s finally starting to get cold so I wanted to make some healthy comfort food. I made baked tofu, mushroom gravy, kale mashed potatoes and roasted carrots and brussels sprouts. It’s a hearty, delicious meal for a cold night!

Dinner

Baked Tofu

I like my baked tofu to be salty so I use a lot of soy sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • Hot sauce (to your taste)

Instructions:

  1. Drain and press the tofu.
  2. Cut the tofu into 6 slices.
  3. Marinate the sliced tofu in the soy sauce and hot sauce for 15 minutes on each side.
  4. Bake in a 400 degrees fahrenheit oven for 30 minutes on the top side, 15 minutes on the bottom side.

Kale Baked Mashed Potatoes

Regular white potatoes have gotten a bad wrap when it comes to nutrition because most people eat them in their fried form. Potatoes are a low calorie food, and they are a good source of vitamins C and B6, manganese, phosphorus, niacin and pantothenic acid. Potatoes make you feel satiated, making you feel fuller for longer and thereby lowering your overall calorie intake. Sneaking in some kale is a great way to add greens!

Ingredients:

  • 4 russet potatoes, chopped into big chunks
  • 2 handfuls of kale
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Unsweetened almond milk

Instructions:

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil, toss in the potatoes.
  2. Boil until soft, drain and set aside.
  3. If you don’t have roasted garlic, roast some up while your oven is on.
  4. Place all ingredients, except the almond milk, in a food processor. Turn it on, slowly adding almond milk until you reach your desired consistency.
  5. Swish a little olive oil around in a baking dish. Scoop the mashed potatoes into the baking dish. Place mashed potatoes in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for a half hour.

 

Mushroom Gravy

I love mushroom gravy. I add it to all sorts of meals.

Ingredients:

  • Splash olive oil
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a pot.
  2. Saute the onion.
  3. Add in the mushrooms.
  4. When the onions and mushrooms are soft, add in the arrowroot, salt, and pepper.
  5. Stir that around, then add the almond milk and nutritional yeast.
  6. Whisk the gravy and simmer it until it reaches your desired consistency.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

I love roasted vegetables. You can season them anyway you like and they are a great, easy way to add more vegetables to your diet.

Ingredients:

  • a  bunch of brussels sprouts, chopped
  • 6 small carrots, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Cumin

Instructions:

  1. Toss all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Place ob baking sheet.
  3. Bake in a 400 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes.

 

And now you can make a big plate of healthy, delicious food!

 

 

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