I typically start by 'frying' the tofu (with cooking spray - tofu can be found for under $2), and then I add in the rice. Make sure your rice is pre-cooked and cold (I usually cook the day before). At this point I might add some olive oil and then throw in veggies - broccoli is one of the more inexpensive vegetables, and I usually add frozen peas and carrots. I throw on some soy sauce and I'm all set. I also add egg whites. It's sooo good!
Ortega taco shells are under $2 at Walmart. I make my own filling concoction, usually some mixture of beans, finely chopped veggies (spinach, broccoli or mushrooms), and maybe some tofu if I haven't eaten it in awhile. I throw on some spices - cumin, red pepper, until it tastes about right.
I'm trying to learn more about marinating tofu. One that I really like is to mix together soy sauce with a little sugar, coat the tofu, and let it sit for awhile. Then I stir fry with cooking spray and serve with brown rice.
Soup and Quinoa
Soup can be pretty inexpensive if you get it on sale, and it's full of vegetables. I usually mix in one serving of quinoa to make it more filling and to add protein. You could also throw in some beans.
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