Simple Hacks To Include Tofu In Your Everyday Recipes

By SRK Editor

| Last updated July 4, 2019

Tofu is an often-misunderstood protein, even though it has been a staple food in Asia for over 2,000 years.

Thanks to the rise in popularity of healthy eating, tofu has enjoyed a surge of popularity in the Western world, and we are all about it at Square Roots Kitchen.

Derived from the milk of soy beans and typically coagulated by calcium or magnesium salts, tofu can be found in consistencies ranging from extra-soft or silken to extra-firm. Based on which firmness you prefer, there are a myriad of ways to prepare your tofu for consumption.

Substitute Protein Powder for Tofu

Use silken tofu, which has the highest content of liquid compared to the other types of tofu, making it possible to use in your protein shake or smoothie instead of protein powder.

Use Tofu Together With Lean Ground Meat

Mixing soft tofu in with ground meat allows the tofu to fill in the spaces between the ground meat and keeps the meat both tender and moist.

Tofu Can Be Used in Desserts

This may surprise you but yes, tofu can be a versatile ingredient in a lot of different dessert recipes.  By substituting 1 egg with ¼ cup of silken tofu, you can enjoy your favorite desserts without the cholesterol.

But that is not all! Tofu also makes a great substitute for heavy whipping cream. Just blend the tofu until it becomes a thick liquid, then use it as a 1:1 ratio substitute. Because of its creamy texture, silken and soft tofu are easily incorporated into many different desserts, and that can easily include substituting cream cheese in cheesecakes!

Use Tofu To Thicken Soups Instead of Heavy Cream

Just like tofu can be used instead of cream cheese in cheesecakes, it can also be used to thicken soups instead of heavy cream – plus it adds twice the amount of protein with only 1/8th of the calories too!

Tofu Instead of Cheese!

It’s as simple as this… marinate some firm tofu and it can easily become a healthy substitute for feta cheese in your Greek Salad!

Less Eggs, More Tofu

Just like tofu can be used instead of eggs when baking, it can also be a proper egg substitute when cooking scrambled eggs. Crumble some firm tofu, season as you would with eggs and voila… your tofu scramble is protein-packed and has less calories too!

Tofu Is a Versatile Super-Super-Food

To be frank, we could go on and on with examples of what tofu can be substituted for, but you get the idea!

This list is just a small introduction to all of the creative and innovative ways that millions of people have been inserting tofu into unexpected places.

It’s no secret that Square Roots Kitchen we love tofu, which is why it is one of the key protein options available for all our wraps, salads and bowls.

Next time you’re ordering SRK for your next meal, or placing a healthy catering order for your next office lunch or special occasion, give our chargrilled tofu option a try, you won’t regret it!