For those of you who are not familiar with tofu, it is available in both a regular and silken form. Silken tofu is often called soft tofu, or even just “Japanese” tofu, in some instances. This tofu is much, much softer than regular tofu, which means that it will fall apart quite easily if not handled appropriately. Silken tofu is required in a number of different vegan and low calorie recipes, particularly when making sauces, desserts or salad dressings. One thing that I really like about silken tofu is that you can use it as a substitute for sour cream (like on top of a baked potato) or in place of yogurt (such as when making a smoothie). In fact, you could replace the almond milk in my favorite Banana Smoothie with silken tofu to end up with a delicious and nutritious, filling breakfast or snack. The best part about tofu is that it is pretty low in calories, and because it is so protein rich, a little goes a long way. For instance, silken tofu is just 1 weight watchers points plus points for 3 ounces.
Whatever you do with your tofu, you can rest assured that tofu is a good for you food that you can do a lot with! Share your tofu ideas with me here!