Spring Rolls With A Ginger Peanut Sauce

During the summer I love to have a dinner that is light and filled with many vegetables! I decided spring rolls would be the best option and they did not dissapoint! This was actually my first time making them and was surprised how easy they were! Of course I had to pair them with a sauce which made it even better and involved peanut butter (my favorite)!

Spring Rolls

-3 spring roll wrappers

-12 lettuce leaves (I did about 4 per wrap)

-1/2 green pepper

-1/2 avocado

-3 small carrots, chopped, or about 1/4 of a whole carrot

-1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)

Peanut Ginger Sauce:

-1 tbsp coconut aminos

-1 clove minced garlic

-1/2 tsp lemon juice

-1/4 tsp ginger

-1 tsp sesame oil

-1/2 tbsp peanut butter

-1 tsp water

-1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)

Directions:

1. Wash and cut all the vegetables.

2. Follow the package for the spring roll wrappers.

3. Fill the spring roll with all the veggies and roll.

4. Whisk the sauce ingredients together.

5. Cut the spring rolls in half, plate, and enjoy!

Tofu Nuggets with French Fries

Happy national junk food day! One of my favorite things to eat when I was younger was chicken nuggets and french fries! It was a staple in my house that I would have once a week! I thought it would be the perfect meal to make vegan and healthier! It is a healthy junk food classic!

The breadcrumbs I use are Chickpea Crumbs and I have used them before I have even started my Instagram! The only ingredients are chickpeas and they are gluten free! This blog post is not affiliated with the company but I highly recommend their products and it is the perfect added crunch and coating for the tofu! I hope you love this recipe as much as I do and make it when you are craving a junk food!

Ingredients:

-3 potatoes

-1 tsp pink himalayan salt

-1 tsp pepper

-1 tsp paprika

-1 packet of tofu

-1/2 cup whole wheat flour

-1/3 cup almond milk

-1 cup chickpea breadcrumbs

-Optional: unsweetened ketchup or dressing of choice for dipping

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. Cut your potatoes in fry like shapes and spray a pan with coconut oil.

3. Season the fries and put in the oven for 50 minutes.

4. Cut the tofu into nugget like pieces.

5. Prepare 3 bowls: 1. whole wheat flour, 2. almond milk, 3. chickpea breadcrumbs with seasonings of choice.

6. Dip each tofu nugget into one bowl at a time and coat. Then place on a pan sprayed with coconut oil.

7. Bake the tofu for 20 minutes and then flip and bake for 15 more minutes.

8. Assemble everything on a plate and pair it with your favorite dip! It serves about 4 people!

Peanut Crusted Tofu Pad Thai

Since it is nut butter week I thought I should try and make at least one savory dish! What is better than a pad thai dish! I have always loved pad thai dishes and think they are super easy to make and it turned out super delicious. Powdered peanut butter is the featured nut butter and it is great for sauces. Plus it has less fat than normal peanut butter but still great flavor!

Ingredients:                                            -1 pack extra firm tofu                         -1 tbsp coconut aminos                     -2 tbsp powdered peanut butter    -2 organic millet and brown rice ramen cakes or any pad thai noodles of choice                  -Vegetables of choice: I used broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots       -Optional: sesame seeds, cilantro, peanuts for topping

Sauce:

-3 tbsp coconut aminos                    -3 tbsp powdered peanut butter     -1 tsp honey                                             -juice of 1/2 lime                                     -1/2 tsp ginger powder                     -1 clove minced garlic

Directions:                                              1. Preheat oven to 400F. Press water out of the tofu and cut into cubes.                                 2. Drizzle with coconut aminos and coat in powdered peanut butter. Bake for 30 minutes. 3. While it is baking make the noodles and prep the vegetables. 4. Make sauce by simply whisking together the ingredients. 5. Add everything to a large pan until well combined.                          6. Top with the optional toppings and more coconut aminos if desired.