Low in fat and packed with protein, tofu makes an inexpensive meat alternative or silky dessert ingredient.
Made from soy milk, tofu is a nutritious option for vegetarians, vegans and those who avoid dairy. It’s also low in kilojoules and fat, making it a healthy choice for meat eaters wanting a meat-free meal. For some older women, it may even help reduce menopause symptoms, thanks to the phytoestrogen content.
While some may have preconceptions or reservations about tofu, the taste and texture all come down to how you cook it. • Firm tofu slices neatly and easily, and is well suited for grilling and stir-frying. • Silken tofu is ideal for blending into dips, smoothies and dairy-free desserts. • Marinated tofu is a convenient addition to a quick Thai, Chinese or Japanese-style dish.