Baked Tofu Sandwich

Remember when I hit up the Asian market for the ingredients for my Thai Coconut Soup?

Well, I also pick up something new for lunch – Baked Tofu. I’ve baked tofu myself before, but this is the first pre-baked kind I’ve tried. I recently discovered a love for baked tofu sandwiches so I thought I’d save some time by trying this stuff.

It came in a big slab and I cut a piece to perfectly fit the bread. Then,  I piled it in a sandwich thin with hummus, mustard, lettuce, tomato and onion. It looks kinda weird and I started having second thoughts as I unpacked my lunch to eat at work. Darn. If I didn’t like it I would have been stuck with no other food.

Luckily, I liked it! This kind was unflavored, so it’s a little bland compared to my homemade baked tofu. I usually season mine up a lot. But the onions and hummus helped make this a pleasant sandwich experience.

I am trying to have bigger lunches so I don’t come home starving… But I just realized I brought 2 forks and not 1 spoon. Isn’t that the worst?

Plus an afternoon snack :) TJ’s Peanut Butter filled pretzels!

The competition for the Foodbuzz Challenge 3 seems pretty tough! Hope you’ll vote for me here :)

My thoughts from the Marie Claire drama: I sometimes get emails from readers struggling with eating disorders. I am not a doctor or RD (on a very long road to that one). And I always refer people struggling to see a professional. But, I’m not going to pretend like I don’t realize people who have food issues read my blog.

If Run, Eat, Repeat makes you feel… bad, fat, obsessive about food, like you should run more, like you should run at all, like you should have been born with red hair to a Mexican family… please don’t read. I truly am not here to make anyone feel negative in any way. Promise.

I talk about my body and my issues to help myself. I am a work in progress and sometimes I write very candidly, using words that might make people uncomfortable. Just like my challenge 3 post, I have to keep it real. I hope my blog and my experiences are helpful or at least pleasant to read :)

 Fun stuff: My trail mix was featured on Woman’s Day for Snack Smart Friday! 


  1. Regan says

    Monica, you have once again made my day! ha ha I have read all about the drama with the Marie Claire article and its ridiculous.
    I admire all of you bloggers for the work you put in to your blogs, and it is a CHOICE to read them…so if people have issues…then don’t read. lol
    I absolutely love your blog, I don’t comment that often but when I do you always have great advice….and you just crack me up….I wish I were a cool redheaded Mexican…I’ve got the redhead part down ha ha
    Keep up the good work!

    • Ella says

      Does anyone have a link to the Marie Claire article? Apparently I am technology inept and can’t find it myself…

  2. says

    I like that…”work in progress.” I struggle with my own issues and I think that in some ways calorie counting can become an obsession if not done right. Exercise should not be a punishment for overeating.

  3. says

    i usually try new foods at home so that there’s a backup plan! 😛 but there’s always sushi across the street if lunch just isn’t cutting it for me. :)

    anyway, keep writing! i’m still reading, even though my dreams of becoming a red-headed Mexican have been shattered. 😉

  4. Alexa says

    I’ll be honest, I really don’t think the writer of the Marie Claire silliness understands what she’s talking about. There’s a huge difference between watching what you eat/eating clean/etc and having disordered eating habits. It’s really insulting because I’m one of those people that the MC article is targeting – it’s as if in today’s society, everything other than eating all the food in arm’s reach is considered “disordered.” But I refuse to be sorry for reserving my sugary treats for post-workout snacks, keeping an eye on my calorie intake and refusing to eat processed, factory-farmed meat.

  5. says

    Just be careful that the tofu is non-gmo. I’ve read that most soy products are gmo and therefore not the greatest thing to be eating – don’t take my word for it though as I haven’t researched this thoroughly yet.

  6. says

    I love your blog and your response to the whole Marie Claire thing. You have problems with food and admit to the world. I also use my blog the same way, to help deal with my problems and also allow myself to communicate to my husband what I am honestly struggling with. I use my blog entries to convey why I may have reacted a certain way. Plus sometimes it is hard to talk to others who are not dealing with or have before gone through your same issues.

  7. says

    This made me LOL.. if you feel like “you should have been born with red hair to a Mexican family”. I read your blog because I can relate and I love everything you share! I also think you are very inspiring in your quest to overcome binge eating and run marathons!

  8. says

    I saw you tweet about this baked tofu sandwich today and it reminded me of our yummy lunch sandwiches at HLS!! I wish we could sit and eat tofu sandwiches together again… :(

    PS – I am SUPER jealous that you have the long sandwich thins, I can still only fund round ones.

  9. Maggie says

    I started reading your blog a couple of months ago, but have never posted…

    I think you’re smart and hilarious and inspiring. I recently got to the point where I CAN run 5k, and so have implemented 5k Fridays for October! (Thanks) Please keep up the good work!

  10. says

    I find that I come away with a healthier way of thinking when I read various blogs. I find the whole Marie Claire article unfortunate and vicious. I am so sorry that the author misrepresented herself and hurt some amazing women. A discussion could have been opened up about all sides of blogging and it would have made for a much better and well-received article.

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