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9 ways to incorporate tofu into your diet that even meat eaters will love

by Jenny Di

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Some of us are trying to bulk up to get ready for our next race. Others are just trying to compensate for a new meat-free lifestyle. Maybe you just happened to go crazy at Costco last week and bought a whole case of tofu. No matter what it is, tofu is a great way to add protein to your diet without breaking the bank. It’s not just for vegetarians who need a meat alternative. It’s a great budget-friendly way to add more flavor and depth to your dishes. Check out these methods of eating more tofu:

Smoothies

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If you’re looking to add more protein to your diet, then add some tofu to your breakfast smoothie. This is great if you're nervous about the texture of tofu.

Breakfast scramble

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Next time you’re preparing breakfast at home, use tofu instead of eggs to make a scramble or omelet.


  1. Ice cream

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If you’re dairy sensitive at all and looking for an ice cream alternative, try out this tofu-based ice cream next time you reach for a sweet treat.


  1. Spaghetti

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Add some more protein to your dinner by adding in tofu as a ground meat or parmesan substitute in your pasta sauce.


  1. Baked goods

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Instead of adding an egg, replace it with a ¼ cup of silken tofu in your next baking recipe.

Soups

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Add some tofu to your next vegetable or bean soup to add some extra protein and texture.

Lasagna

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Use tofu as a substitute for ricotta cheese in between your layers of pasta.


  1. Salad

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Add some baked or grilled tofu on top of your salad like croutons.


  1. Kabob

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Add some firm tofu to your next grill party menu for a delicious treat!