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Baked Tempeh with a side of Steamed Green Beans

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Elevate your taste buds with this mouthwatering Baked Tempeh and Steamed Green Beans recipe, a delightful combination of flavors that's not only perfect for diabetics and the SOZA weight loss program but also packed with over 25 grams of protein per serving!

Serving Suggestions/Tips:

Serve with a refreshing side salad for a complete and satisfying meal. For added crunch, sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds over the green beans.



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For the Baked Tempeh:

  • 1 (8-ounce) block of tempeh

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari (gluten-free option)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Steamed Green Beans:

  • 12 ounces fresh green beans, washed and trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

  • Salt and pepper to taste


For the Baked Tempeh:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Cut the tempeh block into two equal pieces and then slice each piece into thin strips.

  3. In a bowl, whisk together the low-sodium soy sauce or tamari, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper.

  4. Add the tempeh strips to the marinade and toss gently to coat them evenly. Let it marinate for at least 15-20 minutes.

  5. Place the marinated tempeh strips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  6. Bake the tempeh in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until it becomes slightly crispy around the edges.

For the Steamed Green Beans:

  1. While the tempeh is baking, prepare the green beans.

  2. In a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water, steam the green beans for about 5-7 minutes or until they become tender-crisp. Alternatively, you can microwave them with a little water in a microwave-safe dish for 2-3 minutes.

  3. In a separate pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes (if using) and sauté for about 1-2 minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant.

  4. Add the steamed green beans to the pan and toss them with the garlic-infused olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To serve:

Divide the baked tempeh and steamed green beans into two servings. Each serving should provide approximately 25-30 grams of protein. This dish is not only low in carbs and high in protein but also suitable for diabetics and aligns with the SOZA weight loss program. Enjoy your healthy and delicious meal!


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