How to Add Tofu to Your Favorite Foods

Tofu is often seen as a meat replacement product, but actually it can be an ingredient in its own right. Tofu is made from bean curd and is very healthy for you. Although popular in Chinese or Japanese cooking, there’s no reason why you can’t add it to your favorite foods.

If you eat lots of red meat, then this could actually be causing harm to your body. It’s important that you try to cut down on the amount of meat in your diet. Tofu could be added to a variety of different dishes to make it much healthier.

Health Benefits of Tofu

Tofu is made from bean curd, which means that it’s very healthy. It has no cholesterol but is an excellent source of protein. There are a few different types of Tofu available, but the one most palatable to Americans and Europeans will typically be almost completely flavorless. This means that the Tofu won’t necessarily lend any flavors to the dish. Instead, the Tofu will add nutritional value and absorb the other flavors in the dish.

Tofu Kebabs

If kebabs are your favorite food, then you might already realize that they aren’t really that healthy. It’s possible to make them much better for you by using tofu as the main ingredient. Tofu kebabs are very healthy, and when infused with the right flavors, they also taste delicious. To make these kebabs simply, put tofu and a potato onto a skewer. Seasoning can be added depending on what flavors you enjoy. The Tofu kebabs can be grilled for around 10 minutes and should be turned over regularly.

Crispy Tofu Salad

If you enjoy things that are fried and crispy, then you will love this dish. It’s very healthy for you, as it can also be made as a salad. To do this, coat the tofu cubes in flour and pat them to remove any excess. Then, add a small amount of oil to a pan and fry the tofu for two minutes on each side. The tofu can then be removed and left to drain on some kitchen towels. This is the perfect salad topper and tastes absolutely delicious. This dish goes nicely with watercress and is very easy to throw together.

Noodles

As Tofu is primarily an Asian ingredient, there are many noodle dishes. Most of these are ideal for western tastes and taste delicious. Noodles are very easy since they only need to be cooked in boiling water for around four minutes. They can then be drained and mixed with a little bit of oil and coriander.

Vegetables and chilies can then be fried until tender. Add in the tofu and stir the whole thing together. This can then be served with the noodles for a healthy and easy-to-prepare lunch.

Burgers

Most Americans love burgers, and if you are one of them, then you might be looking for a healthy alternative. Tofu actually makes very nice burgers with a bit of work.

Chop the tofu up into small pieces and then put it in a bowel. Another alternative is to freeze the Tofu and then break it into pieces by hand. Lightly fry some onions and mushrooms. This mixture should then be poured out into the bowel with the tofu and mixed together. Add the egg, cheese and garlic. Mix everything together so that it is mixed well. Now, make the burgers by taking some of the mixture, rolling it into a ball and then flattening. 

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