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Live Well, Eat Well – Breakfast Burrito With Turmeric Tofu

Ingredients

– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 pound extra firm tofu, drained and pressed, crumbled
– 1 teaspoon turmeric
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon cumin
– 4 whole wheat tortillas
– 1 cup cooked black beans
– 1 avocado
– 1 cup pico de gallo or other salsa
– Salt to taste

Directions

1. In a sauté pan over medium heat, add olive oil. Add tofu, turmeric, onion powder, garlic powder and cumin. Cook for about 5 minutes and season with salt. Cool.
2. Place tortillas on a workstation. Place a portion of tofu, beans, avocados and salsa on each tortilla.  Wrap into a burrito.


Brenda Gridley, CSP, RDN

Brenda is originally from Los Angeles, CA where she attended California State University of Los Angeles for her under graduate degree in Nutritional Science. She began her career with Kaiser Permanente in 2004.    Throughout her professional development, she has worked in Cardiology and open heart surgery, Renal/Dialysis, organ transplants and Oncology, including chemotherapy, radiation and head and neck.  Brenda has extensive experience with weight management programs, including Bariatric and finally Eating disorders and mindful eating.  She went on to specialize in the Pediatric population and has maintained her Certification in Pediatric Nutrition since 2011.  Areas she has managed include pediatric and neonatal intensive care units where she was responsible for individualizing therapeutic diets and alternate nutrition support  based on specific metabolic needs, medical conditions, and cultural preferences.

Her passion for nutrition was developed at a young age and reared by her grandmother who always instilled the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle.  When her grandmother became ill, Brenda became aware of the impact nutrition plays in disease prevention and maintaining overall mind and body health.  She cared for grandmother until she passed and has made it her goal to help others achieve their full “nutrition potential” with using a culturally sensitive holistic approach.

She is married with two beautiful daughters and in her spare time she enjoys watching movies with her children, experimenting with new recipes, reading mystery novels, running and Yoga.

Please ask your Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers provider for a referral to see our dietary counselors.