Healthy Diet: Tofu 101

Posted on Sep 20, 2016

Posted in: Healthy Diet

Although it has a mythical reputation for being a scary, unapproachable food, tofu can actually be really good. And apart from tasting good, it also does a lot of good for your body! Most people think that tofu is reserved for vegans and vegetarians, but in reality, it makes a great addition to virtually any meal. Here are a few reasons to consider trying tofu:

Sounds pretty good, right? If you think you’re ready to start experimenting with tofu, here are two basic ways you can try it out:

1. Give it some flavor and bake it.

baked tofu

Try coating squares of tofu with a mixture of sriracha, soy sauce and olive oil. Throw them in the oven for 10 minutes at 425 degrees, flipping halfway through. What you’ll be left with is a crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside snack or side dish.

Side note: Most tofu has to be pressed dry before it’s prepared because it is packaged and sold in water to keep it from drying out. To avoid spending tons of time on the pressing process, you can buy extra firm or super firm tofu.


2. Add it to tacos, stir fry or any other meal that would usually contain meat.

tofu taco

Once you bake the tofu, it’s ready to be added to anything. Of course, you can fry it as well, but baking is a healthier option.


So what do you think? Doesn’t seem so scary after all, right? Of course, this is just the beginning. There are so many delicious ways to try this protein-packed food. If you decide to mix up your next meal with tofu, let us know!