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Looks like meat, taste even better than meat, but it's not meat! Introducing the smoky tempeh sandwich.
Now, we have all heard about tofu - you know, the magical ingredient of the vegan world? But you may not have heard of tempeh. This is one you are going to want to add to your shopping list my friends.
Tempeh is very similar to tofu but has a higher nutritional value and different texture. This is because tempeh uses the whole soybean, whereas tofu only uses parts of the soybean. This means that by using tempeh, you will get a higher source of protein, vitamins, and dietary fibre.
Sounds great right? A similar product but better nutrition, who can argue with that? And all in a healthy, stress-free meal that is sure to fill any rumbling stomach.
Let's take a look at how to make your very own smoky tempeh sandwich.
To make one of these, you will need 12 ingredients (the kind you are likely to have already in your vegan-friendly kitchen) and 30 minutes of your day.
To start off, we use coconut oil, paprika, garlic powder, maple syrup, nutritional yeast, and soy sauce to make the 'sauce' that our tempeh will be coated in. From these ingredients, we get a good source of protein, 'good fats,' vitamin A, and vitamin E.
We, of course, have tempeh, the real star of this dish. Tempeh provides us with a very good source of magnesium, copper, and fibre. It is also a good source of protein, and some vitamins and minerals.
To top of the dish, we add some lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, hummus, and tomato to our baguette.
All of these amazing nutritional benefits AND taste? Seems almost too good to be true (but it isn't! I promise).
Smoky tempeh sandwich is perfect for any time of the day because it is:
These sandwiches are best served fresh and I wouldn't recommend storing them for long periods of time. They are highly addictive and can be shared with other people (vegan or not), so making 2 servings with this recipe shouldn't be a problem. However, if you really only need one serving, simply half the ingredients listed below.
And you are done! This is a nice and simple main meal you can enjoy at any time of the day. And remember, you can switch up your salad dressing on your baguette to your own favourite veggies. You are only limited by your imagination and maybe by what is in your kitchen. But don't be afraid to try new things. And be sure to share it with us!
For the Baguette
For the Tempeh
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 672||From Fat 219|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 24g||37.5%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||34.9%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 81g||27.1%|
|Dietry Fiber 17g||69.1%|
|Vitamin K2 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin A 0µg|
|Vitamin B-12 2.51µg||41.9%|
|Vitamin B-6 3.6mg||180.1%|
|Vitamin C 9.37mg||15.6%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 1.05mg||3.5%|
|Vitamin K1 75.27µg||94.1%|
|Folic Acid 55.57µg|
|Pantothenic acid 1.47mg||14.7%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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