Tempeh Tots

It’s only Tuesday and the week is already filled with ups and downs! A downer is work has been nuts still, so much going on with system upgrades, start ups, etc. I’m glad to be busy and it makes the day fly by, but it’s draining when our department is shorthanded. And then there was dinner last night…

I decided to create a raw asparagus soup recipe and let’s just say there is such a thing as too much asparagus condensed and pureed into a soup – ugh! One day I’ll reattempt this soup when the bitter, sour flavor escapes my memory!

I felt better after a long play session with this little guy.

And snapping therapeutic pics of our blooming plum tree in the sunset.

But still fried tonight after another busy day at work,  I decided to have a simple toddler-style finger food dinner starting with tempeh tots, a food that’s so ridiculously easy to create and faster than actually baking frozen tater tots. And they’re super fun! Just heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil in a wok over high heat and chop a package of tempeh into 1/2 – 1″ cubes.

Toss the tempeh cubes into the wok and stir fry until the edges are golden. Then sprinkle salt, onion powder, and a pinch of cayenne powder into the wok. I can thank Instagram for the seasoning inspiration.

Then stir fry until cubes are coated with spices and crispy and golden on the outside. Serve and enjoy!

I also chopped up some veggies to dip in Trader Joe’s Guacamole Hummus to complete my finger food dinner.

Classy, eh?

But oh so tasty and comforting after a nutso day. The tempeh tots taste a lot like tater tots. They just have about 42 times the protein and fiber. Okay, maybe not that much. But a fabulous way to break out the ketchup and relive childhood while still eating healthy.

Or tricking a toddler into eating more protein I suppose.

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  1. Melinda B says

    Well this looks easy enough! Thanks for the idea about tempeh, I have a package in the fridge I forgot about. Looks like I’ll be making this today for lunch. YUM! I think I’ll dip them in BBQ sauce.