Let’s Talk Tofu

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Let’s talk tofu? What exactly is it? Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food cultivated by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. Now is it healthy? Soy from tofu and soy milk may be protective against and used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Daily consumption of one or two servings of soyfoods like tofu is associated with improved survival and lower recurrence rates in breast cancer patients. Tofu consumed as part of a whole-foods, plant-based, low-carb diet may reduce LDL cholesterol levels.

Now what can you make with tofu? You would be pleasantly surprised with all the amazing recipes you can create with this plant-based foods. I wanted to share my favorite recipe with you that I love your going to love.

Crispy Tofu “Chicken” Fingers

Ingredients

  • 2packages firm tofu
  • 1/2cup nutritional yeast
  • no-salt seasoning, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside (or use a Silpat pad).
  2. Drain tofu and press slightly with napkins or paper towels. Cut each tofu block into 12 equal slices. Slice the block in half, then slice each half in half again–now you have fourths. Cut each fourth into 3 slices, about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup nutritional yeast into plate. Coat each slice of tofu in nutritional yeast. Start with the edges then do the larger sides, this will minimize buildup on your fingers. Lay each slice on your prepared baking sheet.
  4. After all slices are coated, sprinkle liberally with your favorite no-salt seasoning.
  5. Bake in the oven, at 375 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes (depending on your desired crunch). You do not need to flip the slices during baking. You’ll know they are ready when the edges are just starting to get brown and lift off the pan.
  6. Let the fingers rest for at least 5 minutes before using a spatula to remove.

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