Peanut-Lime Tofu

Hello everyone!

I hope your weekend treated you well despite the loss of an hour yesterday. But hey! If it means more sunshine it might be worth it. I went for a run late yesterday afternoon and the sun was still shining and warm, it was perfect.

I had an incredibly relaxing weekend despite on the studying I had to do. And even though Saturday consisted of a carb-fest (yum!) and Starburst jelly beans (only the best), I got in some great workouts.

Friday afternoon I went to a killer butts and guts class that makes me sweat like no other but it feels great. After, I’m always starving and craving something delicious yet light and healthy. My solution was to marinate some tofu in a peanut butter and lime vinaigrette. It was an experiment but it worked really well and gave the tofu a nice nutty flavor with a bit of tang.

I served it with spaghetti (the only long noodles I had!) and asian vegetables for a satisfying dinner.

Peanut Lime Tofu

1 block firm tofu, drained and pressed

2 T peanut butter

2 T vinegar (rice would work really well but any will do)

approx 1 T lime juice

Combine peanut butter and vinegar and whisk well until smooth and combined. Peanut butter shouldn’t be lumpy any more. Add more vinegar if needed. Add in the lime juice and whisk again.

Cut tofu into 1″ square pieces and place in bag or container. Add in marinade and shake to cover tofu in marinade. Let sit for at least an hour.

Broil for about 5-8 minutes per side.

Serve how you please!

Oatmeal for power

This past Thursday morning, I got up fairly earlier than normal so I could head to a spin class.

I enjoy spin but this isn’t my usual plan of action due to the other fitness activities I’ve been doing (i.e. in lower body class, yoga, and running). However, I’m trying out a couple new things for a new goal I’m striving for (more on that later, if it happens) and also wanted to get in some extra cardio since I was doing yoga later that evening

After that sweat session, I had to race back to my apartment to get ready for class. Things went smoothly but I was STARVING, so needed something to hold me over until lunch. Lately, I can get by with just some toast or yogurt with fruit. Here, I needed protein.

Even though I haven’t been in a oatmeal mood lately, I decided it was the perfect solution. So I mixed up oats, almond butter, peanut butter, flax seed, and applesauce to create the perfect protein breakfast that had a delicious flavor and fueled me through the morning.

Looking back at it now, I’m actually craving it and now have a perfect meal for early morning (or anytime of the day) workouts.

What’s a simple breakfast meal you enjoy after a hard workout?

Have a great week!

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Hi! I'm Kristina and a college student who loves food, eating, fitness, and variety of other fun things! I have a combined love of food and fitness and trying to balance it all into my busy life. FoodNook is my way of documenting my experiences and adventures in navigating healthy living on my own and trying out new things.