Jambalaya is a Cajun dish containing tomatoes and the trio of celery, onion, and bell pepper. This take on the classic dish uses barley in place of rice, adding fiber and magnesium to the dish. Cayenne pepper adds a kick of spice that will transport you to the American South where this dish originated!
Are you ready to add more whole grains to your cooking routine? This barley risotto is packed with flavor and fiber to keep your taste buds happy! Swapping out traditional white rice for barley makes it a whole grain dish that can be served as a side or a meal itself. Sautéing the dry barley with the onion and spices give this risotto a toasted flavor that is sure to satisfy.
Stuffed peppers are delicious with a variety of fillings and this version includes barley in the filling, adding flavor and texture! Once the barley is cooked and the peppers are stuffed, this meal bakes in the oven for 30 minutes, giving a busy parent some hands-off time before the meal is ready.
Switch up a morning routine with whole grain barley! This warm breakfast barley bowl is nutritious and delicious! Milk and fruit add a creamy sweetness while the cinnamon and nuts compliment chewy, tender barley.
This homemade sweet and sour sauce spruces up whole grain barley. Using pineapple as a natural sweetener and barley as a hearty base, this recipe has a little bit of everything. Leftovers can even be frozen and then reheated for a quick meal when time is tight!
Tofu plays the role of “feta cheese” in this recipe, proving that tofu can be just about anything! It adds a boost of protein while keeping this dish naturally low in fat. Have children help with crumbling the tofu into small chunks and them mixing all the ingredients together. Serve this refreshing salad as a side dish or have it as a healthy snack.
Keep your evenings relaxed with this yummy, simple stir fry! Stir fry is a great way to incorporate tofu into a meal. The vegetables in this dish also add a variety of vitamins, minerals, and colors to your plate. This quick meal can be whipped up in just over a half hour and is sure to satisfy the whole family!
Tofu is in disguise in this pesto recipe adding extra protein and creaminess! Proving that tofu can be just about anything it wants, this tofu pesto sauce can be served over pasta, used as a dip for bread, crackers, or vegetables, or as a spread for toast or sandwiches. Basil and garlic give a traditional pesto flavor while spinach, peas, walnuts, and tofu load up the nutrition with calcium, iron, and healthy fats.
Tofu is used in this recipe in place of paneer, a traditional Indian cheese. This dairy free and vegan-friendly paneer is great on its own or pairs well with brown rice or naan bread for a filling and delicious meal! If you don’t have much time to spend cooking, this is also the dish for you, taking only 30 minutes to prepare. It is also a sneaky way to get little ones to eat leafy greens as the spinach is blended into a flavorful sauce!
For this recipe you can use whatever kind of tofu you desire, from silken to extra firm. Silken tofu will give the soup a smooth feel while firm tofu will give the soup more texture and chew. Whatever tofu you choose, this Tofu Miso Soup serves up a comforting flavor from the mushrooms, greens, and miso. Loaded with vitamins A and D, calcium, iron, and protein this soup can be served as a side dish or main course with a side of rice or bread.