Confetti Macaroni Casserole Recipe
1 lb macaroni, elbow, whole wheat
8 oz tofu, firm, cubed
1 cup tofunnaise or other eggless mayo
1/3 cup daikon, diced
1/3 cup celery, chopped
1/3 cup carrot, grated
1/3 cup bell pepper, diced
1/3 cup scallions, minced
1 large kale leaves for garnish
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, raw, unsalted, hulled
Cook noodles according topackage directions. Drain, rinse and chill.
Place tofu in a bowl with noodles and mayonnaise.
Gently fold in daikon, celery, carrot, pepper and scallions.
Line a bowl with kale and spoon in noodle mixture.
Sprinkle with seeds and serve.
Per serving: 581 cal; 22 g prot; 441 mg sod; 57 g carb; 35 g fat; 0
mg chol; 110 mg calcium
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