Add Some Power Packed Tofu To Your Weight Loss Meals!

Add Some Power Packed Tofu To Your Weight Loss Meals!
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Did you know tofu is low calorie, low fat, and loaded with protein and calcium? This delicious, soft, cheese-like food is very popular among vegetarians, although it can be enjoyed by everyone! Tofu has the ability to soak up any flavors added to it, as tofu absorbs very well. At approximately 85 calories for 4 ounces, tofu is a great choice for your low calorie healthy diet.
There are three main types of tofu…firm, silken, and soft. Firm tofu is great for stir fry meals, and grilling. Silken tofu is more creamy, and is best in pureed dishes. The soft tofu is good to use in soups, or for blending.
In addition to the high protein and calcium in tofu, there are many other nutritional benefits. Tryptophan, manganese, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, selenium, copper, and magnesium are some other vitamins and minerals you will benefit from.
Tofu can be enjoyed many different ways. Here’s a great idea for breakfast; blend tofu with some of your favorite fruits for a smoothie. Mix some soft tofu with oatmeal for a burst of protein and energy. Toss some chunks of tofu into your salad for extra nutrition.
Cubes of tofu added to your low calorie soup adds plenty of flavor and variety. Try the combination of low fat cottage cheese mixed with pureed tofu in place of mayonnaise. A tofu burger is wonderful! Just mix some mashed tofu with some spices, and chopped onion. Add a small amount of low fat parmesan cheese, and top with a slice of tomato!
For a great low calorie dip, blend some tofu with low fat plain yogurt! Use can also use this dip for topping a baked potato!
Have you ever tried a tofu pie? May sound rather unusual, but it’s low calorie, easy, and fun! Use a small amount of low fat graham crackers, and a small amount of light butter for the crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Blend a small amount of unsweetened melted dark chocolate, almonds, vanilla extract, and tofu. Fill in your low calorie graham cracker pie crust and chill for about 4 hours! Enjoy!
The Power Blast!
Calories: 4 ounces, raw 86 calories
Protein: 9.16 g
Fiber: .34 g
Sugars: .45 g
Vitamin C: .11 mg
Calcium: 100 mg
Cholesterol: 0
Potassium: 137.21 mg
Sodium: 7.94 mg
Saturated Fat: .78 g