Among the many benefits of a plant based diet (prevention and treatment of heart disease and cancer and the good of the environment, just to name a few), is the fact that in some cases you will SAVE TIME! So try this! Imagine making egg salad without having to cook and peel hard-boiled eggs!
Egg-Less Egg Salad Sandwich
1 package firm tofu, drained
1-2 Tbsp mustard
2-3 Tbsp vegan mayo*
3-4 celery stalks, chopped
1-2 tsp pepper
1-2 tsp turmeric
1-2 tomatoes, sliced
whole wheat bread (I used this awesome bread, Eureka Organic Grainiac, that we just found at our bread outlet!)
|Eureka Organic has some sugar, but no strange chemicals and a good bit of fiber :)|
Squeeze tofu block between two plates to remove excess water. Crumble tofu and mix with celery, mustard, mayo, and spices. We enjoy our "egg" salad topped with tomato slices on toasted whole wheat bread, and hope you do too!
That's it! No cooking, pulling out or cleaning a food processor, peeling egg shells, and really...you could even skip measuring! I sure love the simplicity here!
*You can make mayo with...you guessed it --tofu! Here is a mayo recipe (I might use dates instead of maple syrup, and skip the salt)
My kids don't eat eggs because they know all about their harmful health effects. So, I called this a "tofu sandwich" to get them to try it! We're 50/50 so far for the kids liking it, one gave it a yay, and another gave it a nay, but I love it! I've eaten 2.5 sandwiches today! No need to worry about counting though, when we're making healthy choices :)
Harmful Effects of Eggs (bottom of this post)
5 Reasons to Make Your Meat Portion Small
Plant-Based Diets are Powerful