Add a touch of tofu to Thanksgiving this year with recipe ideas from The Soyfoods Council. Soyfoods aren’t just for the vegetarian guests, either. They add taste, rich texture and a healthful nutrition profile to traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Soyfoods are low in saturated fat, high in polyunsaturated fat and provide essential omega-3 fatty acids. Visit the website at www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com for creative recipes such as Rolled Turkey with Tofu Stuffing.
Soyfoods can be your go-to ingredient for a variety of holiday side dishes. For a simply satisfying baked stuffing casserole, add water-packed tofu to your choice of stuffing mix, along with a can of mushroom soup and milk or soymilk. First, drain and cube the tofu, then add it to a skillet with a small amount of vegetable oil and cook until it begins to crumble and becomes lightly browned. Then, add tofu to the stuffing mix along with the other ingredients in a casserole dish and bake it in the oven. You’ll also appreciate what soft silken tofu can do for your favorite stuffing or green bean casserole recipe.
Tofu Mashed Potatoes feature the light texture you and your family love. Just add soymilk and pureed soft silken tofu along with the butter, butter substitute or olive oil called for in your recipe.
When you’re visiting The Soyfoods Council website, don’t forget to look for pumpkin dessert recipes. Silken tofu makes the perfect partner for canned or fresh-cooked pumpkin. Ideas for your Thanksgiving table range from Pumpkin Pie to Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts and Pumpkin Cheesecake. Silken tofu not only adds a creaminess to classic pumpkin pie, it also provides nutritional benefits. Soyfoods such as tofu provide approximately 7 to 15 grams of high-quality protein per serving, are cholesterol-free and are low in saturated fat.
For more recipe ideas and ways to incorporate soyfoods into your holiday cooking, visit The Soyfoods Council website at www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com.
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.