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Freezer-Friendly Greens & Tofu Scramble Wraps

Freezer-Friendly Greens & Tofu Scramble Wraps Recipe

Freezer-Friendly Greens & Tofu Scramble Wraps
It’s always my goal to create recipes that aren’t just tasty, but that are doable. For me, part of “doable” is ingredients that are readily available. This isn’t just about you, it’s also about meโ€”I live in a smallish town and I don’t want to be schlepping all over the place for ingredients either. But I was working on a tofu scramble for a while and it just wasn’t coming together and I finally had to acknowledge the fact that I needed to go to Raleigh to get some nutritional yeast.

Nutritional yeast is a flaky little deactivated yeast that tastes like cheese. So it’s great for vegan cooking. It’s a good source of vitamins (some brands, like Bob’s Red Mill, are fortified with Vitamin B12) and even contains some protein. If, like me, you can’t find it at your local grocery store, you can buy nutritional yeast on Amazon.

Nutritional Yeast
But since I needed the nutritional yeast right away, I didn’t order it online and went to Earth Fare, 40 minutes away, to get it. I got home and since I was going to use it the next day, I decided to leave it on the countertop, as I sometimes do. And then Chris woke up the next morning to find the bag of nutritional yeast on the stairs.

One of the cats stole my nutritional yeast.

Oh, but he (and I say he because I know it was Miso) didn’t just steal it. No! He stole it, brought it over to the stairs, tore the bag open, and then peed on it.

He peed on my nutritional yeast! THE HORROR!

Greens & Tofu Scramble Wraps
So the tofu scramble wraps had to be put on hold for another week. But this time when I got my nutritional yeast, I hid it well. And it was worth all the hassle and pee because the nutritional yeast was definitely what was missing from this recipe. Now if you don’t want to buy nutritional yeast, you can always omit it and add cheese (vegan or otherwise) to these wraps instead.

And if you do buy nutritional yeast, make sure you hide it from your cats. Lesson learned.

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Freezer-Friendly Greens & Tofu Scramble Wraps

Freezer-Friendly Greens & Tofu Scramble Wraps Recipe

Although these tofu scramble wraps are great for breakfast, they make a quick lunch or dinner too! Make them in advance and freeze them for later.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 14 oz firm tofu, pressed for at least 30 minutes then crumbled
  • 1 tbspย nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 oz shiitake mushrooms, stems removed & caps thinly sliced
  • 3 cups torn kale, spinach, or chard leaves, tough stems removed (I prefer kale)
  • salt + pepper, to taste
  • 6 medium whole wheat tortillas

Instructions

  1. Combine tofu, nutritional yeast, turmeric, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5โ€“6 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and cook 2 minutes more. Stir in greens and tofu. Continue to cook, stirring often, until greens have wilted, 2โ€“5 minutes.
  3. Divide greens and tofu onto each tortilla and fold like a burrito.
  4. To freeze, wrap tightly in a layer of plastic wrap and place wraps in freezer bag. To reheat, remove plastic and loosely wrap in paper towel. Microwave for about 1 minute on each side. If center is still cold, continue to microwave for 15 seconds at a time until heated through.

Notes

I use a tofu press to press my tofu, but if you don’t have one, you can use this method.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 wrap

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85 Comments

  • Reply
    mjskit
    January 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

    These do look really good! Love the combination of kale and mushroom and can’t see why tofu adding in wouldn’t make it even better!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 24, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Thank you! I used to buy the Amy’s tofu scramble pockets all the time and they have shiitakes in them, so I thought, hey, I’ll add them to mine too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    dixya @ food, pleasure, and health
    January 24, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I have never tried nutritional yeast but given its so many benefits- i m going to try it soon. I love recipes that calls for easy, pantry/fridge ingredients and this is certainly very doable! will have to try for breakfast one of these days ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      I hope you like it if you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Maria Tadic
    January 24, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I literally just laughed out loud. That’s the best cat story ever! Miso sounds hilarious – though I’m sure you didn’t think so at the time.

    I’ve seen a lot of recipes calling for nutritional yeast…but I haven’t tried it out yet. Do you just sprinkle it in for flavor or does it actually do something specific?

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      Well, it was one of those things that was so ridiculous, we couldn’t be mad. ๐Ÿ™‚ What kind of cat pees on nutritional yeast?!

      Unlike the yeast you bake with, nutritional yeast doesn’t really do anything, it’s just for flavor. Some dishes have it mixed in at some point in the cooking process, but with others it’s sprinkled on as a seasoning after the cooking is done.

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    Freda Love Smith
    January 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

    This looks incredibly good, thank you. Unlike your cat, I am a big fan of nutritional yeast. I’ve been trying really hard to bring my lunch everyday, and this is going right into my roster. No more PBJ! I am going to eat my greens!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Aw, there’s nothing wrong with a good PB&J. ๐Ÿ™‚ Those used to be my lunch almost everyday before I started working from home!

  • Reply
    a farmer in the dell
    January 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I love nutritional yeast! This tofu scramble sounds amazing. I think I may just whip this up for lunch today!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      I hope you like it if you make it! I have a bunch in the freezer and I’ve been having them for lunch too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Diane {Created by Diane}
    January 24, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I’ll have to give these a try!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    January 24, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I REALLY LOVE YOUR SITE! I have been inspired by your photos and what you make for several months now. This recipe makes me want to go home IMMEDIATELY and make it! I bought nutritional yeast a month ago and haven’t used it. I was unsure what to really do. This is a great start!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Thank you so much! And nutritional yeast can be used as a seasoning in a lot of different dishes. Someone else mentioned sprinkling it on popcorn, so I might try that this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I think tofu scrambles are my favorite way to use it!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
    January 24, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    This is definitely my kind of dish! Jason wouldn’t go near this but that just means I’ll have an extra serving to myself!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Ha! Don’t you love it when that happens?

  • Reply
    Daria
    January 24, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I had a similar situation with my two dogs. I just bought two really big, really beatuiful and really tasty chocolates. I left it on the table in the dining room, thinking that for aure they won’t be able to reach them (I have two mini poodles) but somebody l left the chair standing next to the table and when I came back i found only ripped wrappings and
    my dogs with tummies’ ache.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Oh no! Well, on the bright side, at least they didn’t pee on your chocolates. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Usually we don’t have to worry about stuff like this with our cats, although we used to have a cat that would eat just about everything. We’d put things in the pantry and he’d open the door, climb the shelves, and knock whatever it was he wanted onto the floor. One time he opened up a sealed package of angel food cake and ate it. Crazy!

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    Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian
    January 24, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I’ve never tried nutritional yeast so I’ll have to give this a go. I’m sure my cat would love to give this a go too so outside he’ll go when I’m preparing this yummy wrap. Beautiful photos, and I love the whale cup!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      I love that whale cup too. I am so excited whenever I can shoehorn it into one of my photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Johanna
    January 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Can I bake them? I don’t have a microwave.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Definitely! I haven’t done it myself, so I can’t tell you a time or temperature though. Usually 350 degrees is my default when I’m not sure–I’d check every 15 minutes or so to see when it’s done.

  • Reply
    Natalie
    January 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Love healthy recipes you can freeze! So convenient for a busy life!

  • Reply
    [email protected] eco friendly homemaking
    January 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Oh this looks so delicious but you always make everything look so good!!

  • Reply
    NaanBread
    January 24, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Two things I learned about today..Nutritional yeast and tofu press. Both are brilliant! And of course I am going to try these wraps. Love the color turmeric has imparted to the tofu.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      I don’t know what I’d do without my tofu press! They’re a little bit expensive, but it’s so much easier than pressing tofu with paper towels and dishes or cutting boards.

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    January 25, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I’m not that fond of tofu–but this look fabulous!

  • Reply
    Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    January 25, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Hahahaha -silly cat ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve never actually tried tofu before, so I am a bit curious as to how it tastes.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      It doesn’t taste like much–it kind of tastes like whatever you add to it. But a lot of people don’t like the texture!

  • Reply
    [email protected]'s Recipes
    January 25, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Kiersten, these wraps look really delicious and healthy as well, just like all of your recipes. But what is really unique about this one is the tofu filling. (I actually just bought 4 packs, 2kg)
    And Miso…I wonder why didn’t he eat the nutritional yeast as they are good for cats too.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      It’s good for cats? I didn’t know that! I guess Miso must not be into health food then. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Jeanette
    January 25, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Hilarious story! I do love nutritional yeast, especially on kale chips – this sounds so healthy and good for breakfast!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      I haven’t tried it on kale chips–thanks for the idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    January 25, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I am totally going to try this one!

  • Reply
    Nekia
    January 25, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    You have the absolute best anecdotes to accompany your delicious recipes, a perfect combination!

    Nutritional yeast is one of my favorite secret spices, and I won’t eat popcorn without sprinkling those yellow flakes on top (after a few flicks of water to ensure it sticks). Thank you, as ever, for the foodspiration ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      You know, I keep hearing about people putting it on popcorn and I’ve never done that. I’m going to have to try it soon! I hope you have a great weekend too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Ruta
    January 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Oh my god! I don’t know whether to feel bad, or to laugh. Cat pee is the WORST (I speak from experience), so I feel your pain, but at the same time, that’s pretty darn funny.

    Anyway, I’ll have to give these wraps a try. Cheesy tofu scrample sounds great.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Oh yeah, we have lots of cat pee experience here and it is indeed the worst. This is the first time we’ve had a cat pee in our food though. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shirley
    January 25, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Oh no! haha I bet Miso gets a pass though, with all his troubles lately. I think I’d go for the cheese, sounds like the safer choice to have around cats anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      I know, when we thought the worst, all I could think was, “I would give anything to have him pee in my nutritional yeast again! Anything!” ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Emily Drew
    January 25, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    That made me laugh so hard! And your scramble looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 25, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    CJ at Food Stories
    January 26, 2013 at 7:26 am

    OMG – What a shocking food story but a great recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    January 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I’ve never tried nutritional yeast before – curious to see if I could add it without my family noticing.

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