January 5, 2010
Whenever I'm trying to come up with a fast recipe that's healthy, easy on the wallet and entails little cooking and clean-up time (if that's even possible) I make these tofu packets. They take only minutes to prepare and since every person you are cooking for gets his own packet, it makes the dish all the more special. If you want the preparation to be even faster, you could chop up the raw vegetables in the morning and keep them refrigerated until you're ready to make the packets for dinner.
One of the greatest challenges for a parent is trying to make dinner and keep the troops happy and occupied at the same time. This recipe perfectly satisfies both of those requirements by providing a quick and delicious meal and getting your kids happily involved in the cooking process. Just place the parchment "books" in front of your little one and let them help you layer the veggies and sauce into each one before you fold them up and pop them in the oven. This way kids have a little more control over their dinner because they actually got to help make the food they will put into their bodies. They are the authors of their own books!