TOFU

Low in fat and packed with pro­tein, tofu makes an in­ex­pen­sive meat al­ter­na­tive or silky dessert in­gre­di­ent.

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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.

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