Looking for new ways to use tofu? These are some of my favorite recipes for using this plant-powdered superfood!

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I have to admit that for years I was a tofu skeptic. I just wasn’t convinced it was possible to make tofu taste good without deep frying it. But I was wrong! And I’m glad to be wrong. I’ve found so many amazingly delicious ways to enjoy tofu and I’m pretty sure you haven’t tried some of these!

Health Benefits of Tofu

As a vegetarian, I love that tofu is an easy, affordable source of plant-based protein. But there are tons of additional reasons to add tofu to your diet! Tofu provides all nine essential amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own. These amino acids are crucial for various bodily functions, including the synthesis of proteins. Tofu is also a good source of iron and calcium, important minerals for maintaining healthy blood and bones. Iron is vital for transporting oxygen in the blood, while calcium is essential for bone health. The soy protein and isoflavones in tofu have even been linked to potential heart health benefits. They may help lower LDL cholesterol levels and since I have familial hypercholesterolemia, this is a huge win for me!

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Firm Tofu vs. Silken Tofu

There are two main types: firm tofu and silken tofu. Firm tofu has a solid texture and is produced by coagulating soy milk, pressing the curds, and molding them into blocks. It’s the best option for grilling, stir-frying, and various savory dishes. Silken tofu, on the other hand, has a softer, custard-like texture achieved by a less intensive pressing process, retaining more water. It’s the best tofu for blending into smoothies, soups, sauces, and desserts since it has a creamy consistency. Nutritionally, they’re pretty similar.

Unique Ways to Use Tofu