Welcome to Weight Watchers Freestyle(TM)!
I was so excited to get the new program materials I snuck and went to the very first meeting available in our area. I’ve got two whole days to “play” with the new plan before my app updates on my phone.
This Sunday night we will be spending the entire hour exploring Freestyle and answering all your burning questions…I had them, I know you will too!
Until then though, you’ll just have to enjoy some of my new 0 or low FSP (Freestyle Smart Points) Meal Ideas and recipes. Here’s one now!
Ginger Stir-Fry Tofu, 1 FSP per serving (4 servings)
- 1 package Firm or Extra Firm Tofu drained and squeezed (see YouTube video to see how!) diced into cubes
- 1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
- 2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp minced ginger
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- Bragg Liquid Aminos
- Asian seasoning to taste (I use Dak’s Spices Asian Zing available at Dak’s Spices)
- Your favorite veggies
- Optional Rice, noodles or other addition of your choice – remember to add those points!
See video instructions On Demand here:
Drain tofu and slice into approximately 1/2″ thick slices. Place on a clean dish towel or several layer of paper towels. Cover with more paper towels and set a heavy dish or pan on top. Leave in fridge for an hour to an hour and a half to squeeze out extra moisture. If you are out of time use the “push and squeeze” method I show in the YouTube video.
Slice into cubes and drop into a quart size zipper bag. Stir remaining ingredients except for veggies with a fork or whisk and pour into bag. Zip top and gently toss to cover all tofu pieces. Place back in fridge for at least an hour (overnight works!).
When ready to cook tofu, add coarse or longer cooking veggies (carrots, cabbage, broccoli, etc) in a microwave safe dish or steamer and steam until almost tender.
Heat a skillet to medium high and add tofu and any softer veggies like mushrooms or snap peas. Remember, it’s been marinating in a little oil so you shouldn’t need any more. Stir Fry for 4-6 minutes tossing gently until tofu starts to brown (this isn’t fried chicken, don’t be looking for crispy…it will just start to brown). Add the pre-steamed veggies and then any delicate ones (spinach, baby kale, spaghetti squash) and sautéed for another minute or two. Don’t over cook, we don’t want mush.
Serve immediately over rice, noodles or delicious alone! Reheats well for up to two days. Freezes “ok” but I reheat I’m a skillet (does not reheat well in the microwave after freezing)
And congratulations…you just made tofu! Your vegetarian friends will be proud and so will Nana 💕
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