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September Foodprint – Chicken Nuggets v. Quinoa Crusted Tofu Nuggets

School has begun and it’s time to pack lunches!  Try not to forget about the earth as you send the kids off to school. 

This year, instead of sending the kids to school with money to spend in the cafeteria, you can spend just a small amount of time the night before cooking up something that is good for your kids and the earth. The recipe below is a quick 3-steps towards a healthy lunch for everyone.

When cooking for the family (or school cafeteria), chicken can use a lot of excess water. Chicken uses about 518 gallons per pound produced (Source). As a healthy and sustainable alternative, tofu uses a 234 gallons per pound produced (Source). That is a 284 gallon/ pound water difference! In your spare time this month, take this quick recipe and show some love to your family and the earth.

Quinoa Crusted Tofu Nuggets Recipe 

  • 1 lb firm or extra firm tofu, drained and pressed of any water
  • Bottle of your favourite BBQ sauce (or any healthy, thick sauce.)
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa

Water Footprint
Tofu = 234 gallons/pound (Source)
Chicken = 518 gallons/pound (Source)