The Magic of Silken Tofu... Use This In Your Holiday Treats!

The Magic of Silken Tofu... Use This In Your Holiday Treats!

A lot of people think of tofu as some bland bean curd that they'd rather not eat.  I started that way too... that is, until I started to realize all of the wonderful things that can be created from it.  You see, tofu will take on the flavor of what you mix it with.  It's brilliant!

My favorite has to be silken tofu.  Why?  Because this lovely tofu can be used for dips, in pies, in smoothies, etc... and it'll create a healthy, protein-full, option that is WAY better than sour or whipped cream!

Silken Tofu is approx. 45 calories per serving with 4 grams of protein 2 grams of fat (the good kind).

Here's just a couple of recipes that you can try... these will go great for your Holiday desserts and appetizer array!  Definitely check out http://www.nasoya.com (not to mention the entire internet) for more great tofu recipes :-)  It should be known, however, that silken tofu is GREAT for making puddings and I love it in my smoothies right now :-)

 

CHEESE CAKE!

Servings:10

Dish Type:Dessert

Product Type:Silken Tofu, Lite Silken Tofu

Diet Type:Vegetarian

Recipe Source:Nasoya

Ingredients:
1 pkg Nasoya Silken tofu
1 pkg (16 oz.) low fat cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
4 tsp grated lemon zest
2 tbls fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 (9-inch) graham cracker crust

Preparation Method:Preheat oven to 350° F. Puree tofu in blender. Add cream cheese and blend. Add sugar and eggs and mix completely. Blend in lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla. Pour filling into graham cracker crust, filling within ½" of top. Bake in center of oven 50-60 minutes. Cake will be lightly colored on top and may be slightly browned around edges. It should jiggle in center. Turn off heat, but leave cake sitting in oven 60 minutes. Set cake on rack and let cool to room temperature. Cover cake with foil and refrigerate in pan overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Single Serving
Calories 300
Fat 15g
Protein 7g
Carbohydrate 65g
Sodium 350mg
Fiber 0g
Cholesterol 65mg

 

AVOCADO DIP!

Servings:4

Dish Type:Snack, Appetizer

Product Type:Silken Tofu, Lite Silken Tofu

Diet Type:Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free

Recipe Source:Nasoya

Ingredients:
1/2 tub Nasoya® Silken or Lite Silken Tofu
1 ripe avocado
1 t lemon juice
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 t salt
1 T chopped cilantro
1 T finely chopped onion

Preparation Method:In a blender, blend the tofu, avocado, lemon juice, garlic, salt and cilantro until smooth. Place mixture in bowl and stir in onions. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Single Serving
Calories 110
Fat 9g
Protein 4g
Carbohydrate 6g
Sodium 150mg
Fiber 4g

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  • Its SO AWESOME to see a blog urging people to try tofu. I've been eating tofu as my protein source for half my life and so I've had a chance to see people's attitudes toward tofu change. Whereas it once elicited an "Ewwwwww!" response, it is now met with genuine curiosity. Its a far better dietary choice than many of the things people put into their bodies, it rocks that you post stuff like this and let people know that tofu isn't weird and that it can be quite delicious.

  • In reply to Nikki Lynette:

    I find it best to sneak it into things and not tell people they are eating a healthier option ;-) At least, not until they go "yummmmm!"

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