It’s time to shake things up in the kitchen a little bit and introduce some tofu to your diet. Since fresh tofu is offered in so many different textures, this protein power house is a great alternative to meats in main courses, but is also a perfect addition to smoothies, eggs, dips, and soups.
This morning while I was
cleaning up after breakfast catching up on Twitter, I noticed a conversation going on about protein alternatives. Karena mentioned that tofu was a great option, and Roo asked the inevitable next question…
But what do I do with it?
Karena’s sage advice warned her against eating it straight out of the container. Seriously, don’t do that. If you have never had tofu before, nothing will guarantee you NEVER having it again than eating it straight out of the package.
Tofu is made to be prepared, and it will take on the flavor of whatever you add to it. I typically cut up some extra-firm tofu and throw it into stir frys. It takes on the flavor of whatever sauce I’ve added that night.
- Stir-frying? Use Extra-Firm.
- Baked BBQ? Use Firm.
- Need a quick salad? Use Cubed.
- Making a creamy dip or soup? Use Soft.
- Blending in a smoothie? Use Silken.
The possibilities really are endless for what you can do with it. There are recipes all over the internet, too, for different ways to prepare tofu. Just try heading to Google, type in tofu recipes, and see everything that pops up! Here are a few recipes from Healthy Cooking Magazine to get you started…
So, who out there (besides Karena and I) are tofu eaters? What’s your favorite way to prepare it?
If you’ve never had tofu before, give it a try this week. You won’t be disappointed!