4 ½ OZ. PROTEIN, 1 VEGGIE, AND 1 CARB PER SERVING
1 c carrot, grated
1 c green onions/scallions, sliced
1 c red bell pepper, thinly sliced or diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1¼ inch piece ginger, grated
14 oz firm tofu*, drained and crumbled
1 whole egg
1 egg white
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. You may add sodium-free seasoning mix and pepper if desired.
Lightly spray a medium metal pastry ring or cookie cutter with cooking spray and place in a nonstick pan.
When the pan is hot, pour 5 tbsp of the batter into the ring and turn the heat down to Medium. (You may omit the ring if you want your patty more rustic.)
Cook 4-5 minutes until golden, then take off the ring (be careful, as it will be hot), flip the patty and cook the other side.
Do this in batches, keeping finished patty warm in a low oven.
Serve this on or along side 1 cup of salad greens.
* Make sure your tofu is 80 calories or less.
* Product Recommendations: Firm Tofu brand: House Foods Tofu, Mori-Nu Organic Non-GMO Silken, Nasoya Organic Extra Firm. These are only options, not the only ones you can use.
∞ Note: This recipe makes 8 Patties, so we recommend you refrigerate the other 7 before sitting down to your meal. This way you aren't tempted to eat more than 1 patty/serving.