Easy, healthy, vegetarian food is what we need right now. I am more than a little bit upset with my weight gain over the last year, and I am realizing it’s true what they say. It’s much harder to lose weight once you’re in your 30’s. Keeping it off in the first place is the way to go, I have learned. My weight and health have been nagging me for most of the summer, but with marathon training, work, and social life, cooking has not been something I have wanted to do.
Figuring out quick, easy meals that offer great flavor is going to be the key to getting myself back on track, I think. I had a packet of Trader Joe’s Teriyaki Tofu laying around in the fridge, and I thought a banh mi would be a nice weeknight treat. I didn’t have to cook a thing!
The most labor-intensive part of this recipe was cleaning and prepping all of the vegetables and creating an amazing cilantro mayonnaise for the sandwiches.
On a crusty baguette, I layered cilantro mayo, sriracha, carrots, jalapenos, and tofu until the sandwiches were nicely stuffed. And that was that. A glass of Cline Viognier and some Real Housewives of Orange County rounded out the night, which began with a long run.
I’m definitely finding that as my training for the New York City Marathon intensifies, I really look forward to little treats like TV and good food at the end of the day.
Do you have any super easy, healthy, and delicious recipes I can add to my rotation?