The other night, I asked little Michael if he wanted chicken or tofu for dinner. He quickly answered, "Tofu!" I was trying to think of something different and fun to make for little Michael, when I came up with the idea to make him some Tofu Nuggets! I wanted something that he could pick up with his fingers or use his fork with and I wanted it to be a "dippable" item.
Here's how it all went down:
Little Michael wanted to help me make dinner, so, first we gathered our ingredients:
- 1 egg
- Bread Crumbs
- Spices (we used salt, pepper and paprika, but you could use any combo you know your little one loves)
- Organic, Firm Tofu
- Coconut Oil
Next, we did our prep-work:
Step 1: Pour some flour into a shallow bowl
Step 2: Whisk 1 egg in a small bowl
Step 3: Pour some bread crumbs into a shallow bowl and then mix in spices
Step 4: Slice your tofu into large cubes (about chicken nugget size), then take a paper towel and firmly press onto the tofu to help absorb any extra liquid. (little Michael had fun doing this part!)
Step 5: Put a large pan on the oven on medium heat and melt 1 TBS or so of coconut oil in it
Time to make the Tofu Nuggets
Step 1: Dredge your tofu in flour (this is the part little Michael got to help with)
Step 2: Dip in the whisked egg
Step 3: Roll in the bread crumb mixture
Step 4: Place in the pan on the stove, until the bottom is golden brown, then turn
Now, let them cool and put them on a plate for your little one with some fun dipping sauces and enjoy! Little Michaels dipping sauce of choice is hummus! Yum!
Does your little one have a favorite dinner meal or have you just discovered a new, easy to make meal?