It is really worth the time to experiment with recipes that call for tofu. You can always marinate and bake it ahead of time to make it easier to incorporate in your favorite recipes. Once you’ve learned how to work with it, you can substitute it in recipes that call for chicken or meat. As we have all experienced, eating the same source of protein all the time can get boring. This dish is great because you get your helping of vegetables in and they are all tossed and cooked in a delicious marinade. This stir-fry is great over Toasted Grain Pilaf topped with peanut dipping sauce to add more flair, protein, and flavor.
Food as Medicine
Regular intake of soy protein in the form of tofu or other soy foods has been shown to lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels by up to 40 percent, reduce blood triglyceride levels, and decrease the risk of blood clot formation. Although nowhere near as rich in omega-3s as salmon and other cold-water fish, four ounces of tofu still provide 15 percent of the Daily Value of the heart-healthy essential fatty acid.
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