Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tofu IS 'fo you!

We got a lot of questions about why we included Tofu in our fabulous LeanLoaf, SO we thought we tell ya'll ALL about it.

Starting now:

Tofu is made from soybeans, water and a coagulant, or 'curdling agent'. (Yea, it's sounds disgusting, but it's really just science helping you to a leaner life). The production of tofu from soy milk is similar to the production of cheese from milk.

Tofu is low in calories, high in protein and calcium, contains beneficial amounts of iron (especially important for women of child-bearing age) and has no saturated fat or cholesterol.

There is a wide variety of tofu available in both Western and Eastern markets. and despite the daunting varieties available, tofu products can be split into two main categories: fresh tofu, which is produced directly from soy milk, and processed tofu, which is produced from fresh tofu. 

Look for tofu in the produce section of your regular grocery store... and tell 'em Paula Leen sent 'cha!


jaen said...

i've done a "healthy" meatloaf with just turkey before, but i tried your addition of tofu in the lean loaf recipe and it really did make the loaf much moister -- loved it.

djchaco said...

Tofu is perplexing. It just might be the world's most versatile & perfect food. Bravo, Paula Leen - keep those great tips coming! ;)