Easy Tofu Recipes
Getting tofu to taste great and appeal to kid of all ages is easy when you have just the right recipes and tips at hand. If you’re ready for tofu to become a staple in your repertoire, explore our category for lots more ideas.
If you’d like an easy resource for family-friendly tofu recipes, you might enjoy Easy Everyday Tofu Recipes, the first in pdf e-book series, The Best of VegKitchen. Featuring 35 or so recipes that have proven most popular on the site, these well-priced, compact e-books let you to delve into specific food niches without poring through lots of web sites. If you’re a tofu fan you’ll love having a focused array of recipes right at hand. To learn more, go to More resources: and , from which the recipes in this article were adapted.
Parents always welcome new options for healthy eating, and tofu is a superb food to add to the repertoire of growing children. It’s high in easily digestible protein, low in fat, and is a good source of calcium, iron, and B vitamins. Here’s a brief lexicon of common tofu varieties:
Silken tofu: Available in 14- to 16-ounce tubs or 12.3 ounce aseptic packages, this type of tofu is very soft and smooth. It’s great pureed and used as a base for soups (Creamy Corn Chowder, following), dips, and sauces (Macaroni and Cheese With Secret Silken Tofu Sauce, following). It also makes an ideal dessert puddings or pie filling (Tofu Chocolate Pudding, following). This may be the best type of tofu to use when you need to sneak it into your child’s meal!
Soft tofu: This comes in 14- to 16-ounce tubs and is good for using crumbled, as in, or patties. Finely crumbled, this is also a good substitute for ricotta cheese in dishes like lasagna. Like silken tofu, soft tofu can also be pureed and used as a soup or sauce base, with a somewhat heftier consistency.
Firm or extra firm tofu: Available in 14- to 16-ounce tubs, use this when you want the tofu to hold its shape. Firm tofu is ideal for use in stir fries, stews, and as cutlets or nuggets such as the Baked Tofu Nuggets, following, or
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These recipes are from Deb Wakefield of P.E.E.R., a nonprofit that I profiled yesterday. She and her peers use them to teach kids to use and like vegetables and fruits in their food. Zucchini Bread. Makes 2 loaves (one to eat- one to share!) Ingredients.
Easy tofu recipe...............?
Would like some easy tofu recipes. Have never tried tofu before and really have no clue what it is but trying to eat healthier. Prefer recipes that don't have alot of or difficult to find ingredients (stuff u can buy at any grocery store).
Buy a bottle of Thai peanut sauce. Drain the tofu and pat it dry. Slice it and heat it up in a frying pan in just a tiny bit of oil. When it's hot on both sides, pour in some peanut sauce and heat until it bubbles. Put the yummy tofu and sauce on some rice and enjoy!
(You can freeze drained tofu in a ziplock bag. When it's thawed out, gently press all the moisture out and it's nice and chewy in texture and will absorb even more sauce.)