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WE TRIED IT! Tofu Tester

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Tofu Stir-Fry

I've always been a picky gal when it comes to healthy eating. And I know that you're probably thinking "Tofu…yuck." But it's a totally different source of healthy program if you're tired of the same ol' turkey. Yesterday I faced my fears and gave it a whirl.

I chopped up some of the tofu and put it on the stove in a saucepan on medium heat. I decided to add one of my faves- extra-virgin olive oil- to the tofu. I added some basil and garlic seasoning to try and spice things up.

When the mix had cooked up for a few minutes I added some store bought-broccoli to my creation. (I know. Broccoli? Really? But yes, I am a true fan of this vegetable. I think it's totally yummy- raw OR cooked). After stirring that in for a few more minutes, I turned the heat off and set the pan on another burner to cool off.

When it was all cooled I put in on a plate and tried the tofu out. And surprise! It was actually pretty good!

While I'm not sure I'll be eating tofu every day will I try tofu again? Natch. It's a totally healthy way to get lean protein and it tastes pretty delish!

Wanna try it out too? Look for tofu in your local supermarkets or ask your rents to get some the next time they're out food shopping. If you want to prep some dishes with tofu ask your parents permission before taking over Rachel Ray style!

by Caitlin Rohan

soccersmoothie.jpgBONUS RECIPE!

Soccer Smoothie Serves 1-2

A great sports drink, this smoothie has soy protein that will stick with you throughout the entire game. “Silken” tofu* is a non-refrigerated smooth tofu that can be found on the supermarket shelves or at your health food store. The brand we use is “Mori-Nu”.

6 ounces (1/2 package) soft silken-style tofu
1/4-1/2 banana
3/4 cup orange juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 teaspoon honey or sugar

Using a scissors, cut open the tofu package over a bowl. Put all the ingredients in a blender. If you don’t like bananas, only put in a small piece. Hold down the blender top with one hand, then blend until smooth.

Tools:

blender
measuring cups and spoons

by Anne Vassal | 2/1/2016
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