Tofu, the healthy component in Asian cuisine, is a great source of protein, B vitamins, calcium, and iron – all nutrients that kids often need more of for proper growth and bone health. You are probably wondering how to get your child to eat this. Here are some recipes we provide to outsmart your little picky eater.
We all know that kids love chicken nuggets. It would be delicious as well but much healthier to change the meat ingredient into tofu! Kids enjoy dipping them into their favorite sauce.
- 14- to 16-ounce tub firm or extra firm tofu
- 3 tablespoons wheat germ
- 2 tablespoons cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- Marinara or barbecue sauce (warmed), or ketchup
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cut the tofu into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Blot well between clean tea-towels or several layers of paper towel, then cut into 3/4-inch dice.
- Combine the wheat germ, cornmeal, and seasoned salt in a mixing bowl. Add the tofu chunks and stir gently until evenly coated.
- Arrange the tofu on a lightly oiled non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice during this time, or until golden and firm. Serve at once with sauce of your choice for dipping or topping.
TOFU CHOCOLATE PUDDING
Kids love Pudding! This simple dessert recipe is not only a scrumptious treat, but it is super easy for kids to make with you!
- 14- to 16-ounce tub firm silken tofu
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 to 4 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup, or to taste
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, optional
- Bananas and / or chocolate chips for garnish, optional
- Puree the tofu in a food processor or blender until completely smooth.
- Transfer to a small saucepan and add the chocolate chips. Cook over medium low heat, stirring often, until the chocolate chips have melted.
- Stir in the maple syrup and optional vanilla. Allow to cool completely, or chill. Just before serving, garnish with sliced bananas and/or extra chocolate chips.
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