A healthy vegetarian meal. Loaded with goodness this meal takes on Greek flavors.
Pan Seared Tofu with Orange Honey Labneh Sauce, Lentil Rice and Honey Spiced Carrots
Tofu –Seared in olive oil and seasoned with sea salt our tofu takes on the flavors that surround it. An excellent source of amino acids, iron, calcium and other micro-nutrients, tofu is a versatile ingredient with many health benefits. It is made in much the same way that traditional dairy cheese is made except, rather than starting with milk as in the case of cheese, tofu starts with soybeans. Not only a great source of protein tofu contains all eight essential amino acids and is an excellent source of iron and calcium and the minerals manganese, selenium and phosphorous. In addition, tofu is a good source of magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1 and it’s thought to provide the same protection against cancer and heart disease as soya beans.
Labneh Sauce –Cool and creamy and tart, our labneh sauce is made from nutrient-packed Greek yogurt sweetened with a touch of orange and honey. What differentiates Greek yogurt from traditional yogurt is that Greek yogurt has been strained to remove the whey. As a result, Greek yogurt has a creamier, thicker texture and rich flavor. In addition, the removal of whey results in a healthier yogurt. The probiotics or healthy bacteria contained in the yogurt help promote a healthy gut. Eating Greek yogurt with probiotics helps increase the good bacteria in your gut, which can help with several digestive issues. For example, it may help keep you regular and fight the bad bacteria that can cause diarrhea. Probiotics may also be helpful for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and intestinal diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Lebanese Lentil Rice – our healthy and delicious
Lebanese Rice –a mixture of red lentils, rice and orzo prepared in our home made vegetable stock. Nutrient rich lentils contain the highest amount of protein originating from any plant. They are a great source of dietary fiber and also have a low amount of calories. Dietary fiber found food such as lentils helps in controlling blood sugar levels. Dietary fiber slows down the rate at which food is absorbed by the blood and as a result maintains a consistent blood sugar level.
Honey Roasted Carrots –Carrots are tossed with olive oil and honey in this simple, all natural, and delicious side dish. Apart from being a natural sweetener our honey comes from bees that primarily collect nectar from clovers. Clover honey has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Because of honey’s high sugar content, it may seem counterintuitive for diabetics to eat it. However, studies have shown that honey has a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels in diabetics. A 2014 review article published in the “Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders” reported that several studies have found that honey, when used in conjunction with anti-diabetic drugs, actually improves glycemic control. Suggesting that honey does not affect the body the same way that traditional table sugar does.
One order provides approximately 1 serving, 14 oz.
Lentil Rice:Vegetable Stock (Water, Onion, Carrot, Celery, Olive Oil), Red Lentils, Orzo Pasta (Water, Semolina (Wheat), Durum Flour, Niacin, Iron (Ferrous Sulfate), Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), White Long Grain Rice (Long Grain Parboiled Rice (Enriched with Iron (Ferrous Phosphate), Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate and Folic Acid), Onion, Parsley, Seasoning, Salt.
Honey Spiced Carrots:Carrots, Honey, Olive Oil, Parsley, Seasoning, Black Pepper.
Heating Directions From Frozen: Stove Top:(Preferred Method) Bring water to a boil. Immerse pouch(es) in water, reduce heat to simmer and heat for 9 minutes. Side dishes and sauces (if included) require only 4 to 4½ minutes in the same pot.
Honey Labneh Sauce:(From Frozen) Defrost under warm running water for about 5 minutes. Dispense by making a diagonal cut in one bottom corner of the pouch, and squeezing the contents out. Stir to recombine and enjoy.
Microwave:(Alternative Method) Pierce hole in plastic film for venting. Place pouches on a microwave safe dish and heat on high for 4 to 4½ minutes, or until heated through. In the event the food is not fully reheated after removal from its container, continue reheating in the microwave without overcooking. Let product stand for 1 to 2 minutes before enjoying.
In the event your meal is not fully reheated after removal from the pouches, you may continue reheating in a microwave on a microwave safe dish until done – which should be no more than another minute or two. An internal temperature of 158° F must be reached. Appliances vary, adjust accordingly.
For items without sauces or gravy, cut a hole in corner of pouch and drain excess liquid before plating.
Appliances vary, adjust accordingly. Caution: contents will be very hot.
Pan Seared Tofu:Soy Honey Labneh Sauce:Milk Lentil Rice:Wheat