After trying the plant-based diet, my biggest struggle was being able to feed those in my home that are still meat loving humans. A quick adjustment to my cooking habits (and with the help of tin foil diving walls) I began making meals for both.
If you’re reading/watching this recipe and you’re just looking to cook for a plant-based/vegan meal, simply omit the chicken half. Same goes for the meat eaters not interested in tofu, just leave that out of the recipe and double up your chicken portions!
Whether it’s tofu or chicken, this is a protein rich dinner that’s easy to make, prepared in one pan, and served hot and ready for just when you need it. With the fall harvest vegetables like sweet potato, and sprouts and garnished with pecans and cranberries – this is a savory meal you will be craving all season long.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
1 large sweet potato, peeled & diced into cubes
4 tbsp olive oil
1 lb chicken breast, diced into cubes
1/2 pkg of extra firm tofu, pressed and cubed
4 cups baby Brussels sprouts
1/2 red onion, diced into large chunks
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried rosemary
Pinch of nutmeg
Salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 cup pecans
1/3 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line your sheet pan with foil, drizzle half your olive oil and place sweet potatoes onto the pan with some salt & pepper. Toss until coated and roast for 15 minutes.
Remove sweet potatoes from the oven, and carefully make a small dividing wall in the centre of the pan with the foil. Divide all your veggies between both halves. Next, add your tofu to one half, and your chicken to the other. Drizzle with the rest of the olive oil, and add in all your seasonings. Toss, and bake for 20 minutes (or until chicken is completely cooked through).
Once removed from the oven, add in pecan & dried cranberries. Serve immediately!
Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.
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