Cooking with tofu is sooo simple. You can put it in almost any recipe. No need for meat. At least once a week, for meatless monday. You won’t regret it.
Don’t have the right ide what to make with tofu? Try this fantastic looking recipe Seven Vegetable Couscous and Tofu Parmesan. Tofu part is really simple to make. But this other part, vegetable with couscous looks also delicious and is probably worth the additional hassle :)
How to make this tofu?
In a sprayed casserole dish, spread 1/2 cup sauce, then place tofu slices (in single layer if possible), followed by remaining sauce, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Also if there are any remaining bread crumbs, you can spread these on top as well. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Turn broiler on, place dish 4 inches from heat, and continue cooking about 2 minutes or until cheese is golden.
Image is taken from original recipe (http://theradioblog.marthastewart.com/2011/03/meatless-monday-seven-vegetable…
Does it look fantastic or what? :)
Read original tofu recipe for detailed instructions how to make this delicious dish. If you don’t like this check out some other tofu recipes.
What is tofu and why include tofu more often in your diet
Tofu is rich in high-quality protein. It is as well as a nice source of B-vitamins and iron. When the curdling agent used to make tofu is calcium salt, the tofu is an excellent source of calcium. While 50 percent of the calories in tofu come from fat, a 4-ounce serving of tofu contains 6 grams of fat. It is low in saturated fat and contains no cholesterol.
In 100g of tofu is about 75 calories. 38 calories from fat + 33 calories from protein and only six calories from carbohydrates. Keep in mind that exact figures depend on the brand and type of tofu
The soy protein & isoflavones in tofu are thought about a powerful cholesterol fighters – studies show that regular tofu consumption can lead to up to a 30% drop in overall cholesterol. Tofu is believed to lower LDL, or bad, cholesterol & triglyceride levels, strong indicators of heart disease.Tofu nutrition is almost perfect.