Meal prepping seems to be all the fad right now, from placing numerous meals in the freezer to just prepping vegetables for the work week ahead. Thankfully I work from home for now, so preparing meals is not as much as task as it is for others. Time management is key when you work from home full-time and plan to prepare everything homemade. Before moving to California, I made all breakfast meals for Genki Husband homemade and on the spot. Now that we have moved here, he has a long drive to work, so it is just not possible with the long hours worked daily. So lately I have been planning on meal prepping for his breakfast, something filling and ready to-go in the car. Enter the creation of the vegan breakfast sandwich.
1 pkg tofu
1 pkg vegan deli slices (3 servings)
3 bagels, english muffins, or biscuits
a little vegan butter to taste, optional
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp garlic powder, ground
1 tsp onion powder, ground
1 tsp cumin powder, ground
- Slice the tofu brick into 3 thin slices, not creating chunks but layers. Take each layer and use a circle cookie cutter (a large glass works too) and make three “egg” inspired shaped tofu slices.
- Lightly spray a frying pan and place the tofu slices when warm. Season 1 side with salt and pepper. Fry until golden brown.
- Lightly toast your bread item selected. I used vegan approved everything bagels, last week I made them with vegan approved english muffins.
- Spread a little butter on each side once toasted, if desired.
- Flip the tofu slices over when browned. Sprinkle with the garlic, onion and cumin powders on the unseasoned side. Flip again for a few seconds. (Tip: I usually remove the hot pan from the heat source and only let the seasoned side fry for a few seconds as it will burn fast.)
- Place the tofu slices on the toasted bread item. Place 1 serving of vegan deli slices on each sandwich.
- Wrap up and place in the fridge or freezer.
Seeing as we do not have a microwave, I remove one sandwich from the freezer and place into the fridge the night before. The next morning I toast the sandwich all together and it is ready to go. Microwave also works if you have not got a toaster oven.