Quick and Easy

Extra-firm tofu is a great source of plant-based protein that takes on the flavor of any dish. Many people are turned off by the texture of tofu but this is likely because they don't know how to prepare it. The key to cooking crispy tofu with a ton of flavor is to properly drain your tofu before you start cooking. To drain it, cut tofu into cubes and line it up on a paper towel. Top the cubes with another layer of paper towel and place a heavy object, like a cast-iron skillet, on top of the tofu for one hour. This will drain the excess water and make your final product, infinitely better! The cucumber, carrots and cabbage add bulk to this dish without adding a lot of extra calories. 

This tuna salad is so simple yet so full of flavor! Canned tuna is on our list of pantry staples because it is full of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation and support brain and heart health. This salad is also loaded with colorful veggies providing fiber and antioxidants. The olive oil in the dressing adds an additional serving of heart-healthy fats.

This tuna salad keeps well in the fridge for several days so make it in advance and have it for lunch all week long!