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Tofu and Spinach Cannelloni
Tofu and Spinach Cannelloni
Method
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.

For the tomato sauce

  • Place a deep pan or pot over medium to low heat.
  • Add the olive oil and onions. Sauté for about 4 minutes, until the onions soften.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  • Lower heat, cover with lid and cook for 10 minutes, until the sauce thickens. (Don’t let the sauce dry out too much because the moisture is needed to cook the pasta when it is added.)

For the filling

  • In a food processor, beat the tofu for 1-2 minutes, until it becomes creamy.
  • Place a separate pan over medium to low heat.
  • Add the olive oil and the garlic.
  • Sauté for ½ a minute and add the pine nuts and spinach.
  • Sauté until the liquid released from the spinach is absorbed.
  • Add the mint, basil, nutmeg and beaten tofu.
  • Gently stir, remove from heat and set aside to cool.

For the cannelloni

  • In a 20x30 cm ovenproof baking dish, add half of the tomato sauce.
  • Fill each cannelloni with the filling and place them one next to the other over the tomato sauce in the baking dish.
  • Pour the remaining tomato sauce over the cannelloni.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • In a food processor, beat the slices of bread, 1 clove of garlic, pine nuts and thyme.
  • Spread the mixture over the cannelloni and drizzle with some olive oil.
  • Continue baking for another 10 minutes, until golden.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

423
Calories (kcal)
21 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

13.0
Total Fat (g)
19 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

2.0
Saturated Fat (g)
10 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

61.0
Total Carbs (g)
23 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

6.6
Sugars (g)
7 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

12.1
Protein (g)
24 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

5.2
Fibre (g)
21 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.52
Sodium (g)
9 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.