This tofu scramble is especially amazing if you don’t eat eggs, or have an allergy to eggs and function well with a healthy dose of protein in the morning. Tofu is an excellent source of protein and since it is mass produced and used as a filler in other foods, it’s important to buy organic. Tofu comes in many different forms and if you haven’t had this tofu scramble, be prepared to be pleasantly surprised with the texture and flavor! Tofu comes from soy beans and can actually be made at home if you are willing to put in the time. Buying organic tofu is a fraction of the cost compared to animal products (organic meats or fish). In general, tofu is an awesome meat replacer and soaks up flavor and seasoning when you marinate it for a few days. Unlike meat products (That have a tendency to increase cholesterol and block arteries around the heart), tofu has been shown in studies that it actually lowers LDL or “bad” cholesterol. Tofu has also been shown to have an anti-cancer property, manage weight and anemia.
Nori Ginger Tofu Scramble
– 3 sheets nori
– 1 package tofu
– 2 tbsp nutritional yeast – 1 tbsp coconut oil
– 1 tsp minced ginger
– 1 tsp turmeric
– 1 tsp tamari
Cut nori sheets into very thin one inch strips (scissors work best). Heat coconut oil in a skillet. Crumble tofu and add to skillet, once oil is heated. Simmer until tofu is heated. Stir in nori, ginger, nutritional yeast and tamari. Cook for 5 more minutes or until fully heated through. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds for added flavor, and garnish with fresh cilantro. This tofu scramble is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Make a big batch and save some for later or add to a rice dish (fried rice for dinner anyone?).
Tip: For even more flavorful tofu, soak it overnight in spices.