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Tofu is a plant-based protein source made from soybean curd. You can buy tofu in varying textures and degrees of softness, from silken tofu to super firm tofu.

Tofu is packed with many nutrients, including:

  • Plant-based protein
  • Dietary fiber
  • Calcium
  • Iron

While it tastes pretty plain on its own, tofu is the perfect vehicle for all kinds of sauces and marinades, because it absorbs the flavors so well. Some of my favorite ways to enjoy tofu: peanut tofu bowls, crispy buffalo tofu, honey balsamic tofu, and salt and pepper tofu.

You can also see my post about how to prepare tofu if you are not familiar with cooking it.

Note: Most of my tofu recipes call for extra firm or super firm tofu.