South West Tofu Scramble
Eggs. They're fluffy, perfect for breakfast and packed with protein. They're also chicken periods. Sorry, that was gross. They also often come from chickens who are not living their best life in small crammed cages. Another food that's also fluffy, great for breakfast and packed with protein is tofu. In addition, tofu has no cholesterol and if you're worried about the side effects of soy, everything in moderation. If you want to take the tofu challenge where you eat tofu all day every day be my guest, but I imagine that's where the trouble might start.
Let's look at some stats:
1 Large Egg- 78 calories; 6 g protein; 5 g fat; 187 mg cholesterol
3 oz Tofu- 80 calories; 9 g protein; 5 g fat; 0 mg cholesterol
More protein and no cholesterol for just about the same calories? I'll take it.
One of the biggest complaints I hear about tofu is that it's texture grosses people out. Well it's texture, love it or hate it, is PERFECT for scrambled eggs. It instantly crumbles into the texture of scrambled eggs and becomes a great, versatile breakfast option.
Today's breakfast I did in a southwest style. Peppers, onions, a little garlic and taco seasoning amped up with taco sauce and salsa at the end. And avocado... because always avocado.
- 1/4 red (or any) onion
- 1/2 green (or any) pepper
- 7 1/2 oz sprouted tofu (TJ's sells them in containers split in two)
- 1 1/2 oz Hass avocado
- 1/3 cup salsa
- 1 tsp taco seasoning (I make my own)
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- Taco Sauce
Step 1: Heat pan on medium. While pan is heating dice peppers and onions and start sautéing as soon as chopped
Step 2: Crumble tofu in bowl and add seasonings. Smash with fork or crumble with fingers until tofu is yellow. The turmeric is what gives it that awesome color AND turmeric is so hot right now. It's natures new miracle spice.
Step 3: Add crumbled tofu to pan and mix well. I added a little water to help loosen everything up.
Step 4: Plate and enjoy! Add your sliced avocado, salsa, and whatever else your heart desires.
This was perfect for a Sunday morning treat. You can also whip this up in large batches and keep it for breakfasts during the week. It's super easy and heats up very well. I've also done egg scrambles with different egg alternatives and tofu is by far the easiest in terms of prep.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!! GO BIRDS
Nutrition facts: Serving is entire recipe (including 1 1/2 oz avocado and 1/3 cup salsa); Calories 316; Fat 8.8 g; Fiber 6.5 g; Protein 24.4 g; Carbohydrates 17.2 g