If you need to work some extra protein into your day, Chocolate Protein Pudding is a delicious way to do it. Although it is great for breakfast, it can also make a yummy dessert and even makes a great post-workout snack. Silken tofu is the main protein source. It has a smoother, less beany taste than regular tofu. It works well in desserts, smoothies and other recipes calling for a sweeter taste, which makes it perfect for this pudding. A bonus is that tofu is also a good source not only of high-quality protein, but also of many other nutrients, including calcium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids and selenium. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Chocolate Protein Pudding”
For many, tofu may seem daunting to prepare. It looks a little weird when it’s fresh from the package, and the flavor is very mild or bland. But when prepared correctly, it’s so much more than a boring block of tofu! Tofu is a complete vegetarian protein with only about 100 calories per 1/2 cup serving. Depending on the brand and firming agent used, it can also be an excellent source of calcium. Organic tofu is best.
Tofu is a versatile ingredient that can replace meat in almost any type of dish. This is a great recipe for Meatless Monday and although tofu isn’t a favorite in our house, this recipe went over well. It may have been the fact that the tofu was flavored with maple syrup! Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Maple Tofu Steaks and Spinach”
Before pumpkin spice takes over everything and fall officially hits, you need to try these savory marinated tofu skewers. They are the perfect dish to complement your weeknight dinner, or a delicious appetizer to bring along to a potluck or backyard BBQ party.
Instead of meat, this vegan version of classic shish kabob, uses tofu, which is made from soybean curds. Tofu is naturally gluten-free and low calorie and it contains no cholesterol and is an excellent source of protein, iron and calcium. Organic tofu is best. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Vegan Shish Kabobs”