View Full Version : ISO: Breakfast ideas using tofu
02-22-2002, 07:24 PM
I've been trying to incorporate more protein into my diet, and breakfast is a great time for me to do that. If my breakfast leans toward the protein side, I'm not starving by noon, so I'm less likely to snack before then. I've introduced eggs and/or egg whites into my daily breakfast, but I'm concerned about cholesterol and about using nearly 2 dozen eggs in one week just on breakfasts (if I use 3 eggs whites a day).
So ... I turn to you, readers of the BB! Help me get some protein in the form of TOFU in my breakfast! I'm not a huge fan of smoothies (I prefer to eat my yogurt with a spoon and to eat my fruit with the help of my teeth), although smoothies are an easy way to sneak silken tofu in.
I'm already a fan of tofu, so you don't have to "turn me on" to it. Ideas? :)
02-22-2002, 09:45 PM
Mori-nu, the silken tofu makers, has a web page and one includes a recipe for scrambled "eggs" (which is their tofu).
Soymilk over cereal will give you protein as well as the soy
other proteins you can include would be peanut butter or nut butters....i've even eaten refried beans for breakfast...
02-22-2002, 10:28 PM
But those Morningstar Farms faux sausage patties are yum.
02-22-2002, 10:33 PM
I don't know if you can find this or not, but I often buy "tofu scramble" at my grocery store. It is in the healthfood section and comes in a box. You just mix up a block of tofu with the seasonings, and then scramble in a pan like you would eggs. It's pretty tasty. I usually use eggbeaters when I want eggs, and the tofu scramble doesn't really taste like eggs. But it has a very flavorful texture, and is high in fiber. I think that the company uses oats as a filler in the scramble mix, if I remember correctly.
02-23-2002, 06:17 AM
Back in college, I would go to a restaurant called Bluebird Cafe at least once a week to enjoy bulldog tofu. This is my version, as the real version apparently includedfrying the tofu.
1 block tofu, cut in chunks
some cut up vegies-onions, peppers, shrooms, tomato,etc.
a little of your favorite cheese
about 1/4 c nutritional yeast
Brown the tofu in a tad of oil (this takes awhile). Remove tofu from pan and saute vegies. Put tofu back in pan with vegies. Add cheese and nutritional yeast until cheese melts. s and p to taste.
02-23-2002, 08:08 AM
Thanks so much for the ideas! I actually do always use soy milk if I have cereal; poured over some Kashi, there's a ton of protein and fiber there. The Morning Star sausage sounds like an idea -- is it really fennel-y? The scrambled tofu sunds pretty decent, and the Buldog tofu sounds like a great thing to have any time of the day! Thanks, you guys!
02-23-2002, 08:31 AM
Maybe you could do the scrambled tofu and add some salsa or chiles and have it as a breakfast burrito?
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