Add a robust note to your fall menu with apples, pumpkins and other seasonal ingredients. The Soyfoods Council helps you celebrate the harvest season with recipes such as Creamy Polenta with Apples and Swiss Chard, Fall Tofu Muffins, Pumpkin Pie Parfaits, Tofu Maple Cream and Fresh Apple Bread.
Soyfoods such as tofu, soymilk and soynuts are as healthful as they are versatile. Your health-conscious customers know that one serving of soyfoods offers from 7 to 15 grams of protein. Soyfoods are also low in saturated fat, and contain no cholesterol. As a plant protein, soy offers all the essential amino acids, plus a protein quality that is comparable to animal protein. The following recipes demonstrate how soyfoods recipes work for your menu from breakfast to late-night dining.
Fresh Apple Bread and Fall Tofu Muffins offer inspiration for National Breakfast Month in September. Fresh Apple Bread gets its flavor and texture from ingredients such as soft tofu, soymilk, shredded apples and brown sugar, with added flavor from cinnamon and cloves. Fall Tofu Muffins are made with honey, whole wheat flour, soft silken tofu, finely shredded carrots and chopped walnuts.
For hearty cool weather specials, consider Creamy Polenta with Apples and Swiss Chard or Kale. Silken tofu replaces the butter, cream and cheese of traditional polenta. It retains the creaminess while significantly increasing the protein content of this dish. This recipe can be served with kale or Swiss chard.
Tofu Maple Cream, made with soft silken tofu, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla extract, can be served with everything from warm French toast to fruit crisp and rustic fruit tarts. And speaking of dessert, easy-to-make Pumpkin Pie Parfaits feature the flavors of fall. The parfaits start with silken tofu, pumpkin and maple syrup. They get added flavor and texture from graham crackers, vanilla, confectioner’s sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
For additional soyfoods recipes for fall, Visit the Soyfoods Council website at www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com. The website is a convenient one-stop resource for the foodservice professionals, offering the latest health and nutrition information about soyfoods, new research, cooking tips, and instructional videos. Bookmark the site and visit it often, because new recipes and resources are constantly being added.
About the Soyfoods Council: The Soyfoods Council is a non-profit organization, created and funded by Iowa soybean farmers, providing a complete resource to increase awareness of soyfoods, educate and inform media, healthcare professionals, consumers and the retail and foodservice market about the many benefits of soyfoods. Iowa is the country’s number one grower of soybeans and is the Soyfoods Capital of the world.
About the Role of Soyfoods in a Healthful Diet: Soyfoods have played an important role in Asian cuisines for centuries. In recent years they have become popular in Western countries because of their nutrition and health properties. Soyfoods are excellent sources of high-quality protein and provide a healthy mix of polyunsaturated fat. In addition, independent of their nutrient content, there is very intriguing evidence indicating soyfoods reduce risk of several chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, osteoporosis and certain forms of cancer. All individuals are well advised to eat a couple of servings of soyfoods every day.