I so want my kids (6 and 7) to eat a variety of healthy foods! I want them to have sophisticated tastes and grow into major foodies. But as for now, they only like a handful of meals…chicken, cheeseburgers, spaghetti (my daughter) and tacos (my son). Sadness!!
Since Taco Night is a frequent happening at our house, I wanted to create a healthier option to go along with the regular ground beef/taco seasoning mixture.
Tofu Veggie Taco “Meat”
1 block extra-firm tofu
2 Tbsp mild taco seasoning
2 Tbsp powdered Ranch dressing mix
½ Tbsp garlic powder
1 zucchini (chopped)
1 carrot (peeled and chopped)
½ cup frozen edamame
salt and pepper and fresh lime juice to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and drain and dry the tofu.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the taco seasoning, ranch mix and garlic powder. Crumble the tofu into the bowl and stir to coat. Add the veggies and stir all ingredients together.
Spread a piece of parchment paper out on a roasting pan and spray with olive oil. Spread the tofu mixture on the parchment paper, add salt, pepper and lime juice and place in the oven. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with taco shells and all the fixings! Or serve as a taco salad on a bed of spinach like I did.