Using tofu in this tasty taco casserole keeps your budget in check while adding fiber and plant based protein
Buying in bulk can be a great way to save money on your food budget. Can be. Not always.
For example: buying a 10-pound bag of carrots for one person. Unless I want to be orange, I don’t think it’s physically possible to eat 10 pounds of carrots before they go bad. (I don’t own a juicer or I’d totally juice them. RIP 7 pounds of carrots).
It’s so easy to get sucked into the trap of buying in bulk to save money. Kind of like the time I bought a box of 4 packages of tofu. For a girl that loves bacon as much as I do, one might be surprised that I actually bought a box of tofu, but I really do like tofu if it’s prepared the right way. However, it’s not the first protein I jump to eating. I don’t wake up and think “I can’t wait to make something with tofu today!”
So I’m not exactly positive what persuaded me to buy a box of it… it was probably because the expiration date was 6 weeks in advance. Or maybe it was the lady at Costco that was passing out samples. Or maybe it was because I went to Costco hungry. (Biggest mistake EVER! Never go to Costco hungry unless you have more than one refrigerator and an extra closet for food storage).
Anywho, the expiration date is this week, so I’ve been making tofu like cray (and actually coming up with some pretty tasty meals like this casserole).
With October 4th being Taco Day and all — hello, ultimate #TacoTuesday! — I figured I’d make some type of taco meal with tofu. I wasn’t feeling a basic taco, and I had some corn tortillas on the cusp of going bad. So I made a casserole with tofu and tortillas.
And it’s an amazing casserole that is a glorious, veggie-filled meal for the cooler days to come. It also makes you realize that tofu is an awesome protein
to buy in bulk to try (or not forget about if you’ve tried it before).
Thank you, Tofu Taco Casserole, for renewing my faith in tofu and making me happy that I bought it in bulk. Those people that say tofu is gross can shove it, or I have a better idea: they can shove this taco casserole in their mouth and realize what they’re saying is completely untrue
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