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Jan. 26, 2016

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Tempeh is made from fermented soybeans, which means it contains probiotics, a type of bacteria that supports gut health. These live microorganisms that live in the digestive tract can help keep bad bacteria out and increase nutrient absorption!


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Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Everyone needs a good Sloppy Joe recipe. This recipe will have you catching every bite before it falls on your plate or the floor.

Makes 4 servings


1 cup water, divided
1 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 (8-ounce) package tempeh, crumbled into small pieces
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 multigrain hamburger buns


1. Heat 1/2 cup water in skillet. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté until cooked through. Add remaining 1/2 cup water and tempeh. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, until the tempeh is well-done.

2. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, agave nectar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic powder and cook for 15 minutes.

3. Serve on buns.

Per serving: 273 calories; 7.9 g fat; 1.6 g saturated fat; 24.5% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 17.6 g protein; 36.6 g carbohydrate; 14.4 g sugar; 6.3 g fiber; 666 mg sodium; 143 mg calcium; 3.9 mg iron; 27.7 mg vitamin C; 239 mcg beta-carotene; 1.5 mg vitamin E

Source: The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Robyn Webb

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