My clients are always looking for quick and healthy meals that don’t take much prep work. And while I recommend eating from food sources as close to nature as possible, sometimes convenience wins out. If it’s going to come down to ordering take out or using some help from packaged foods to make a healthy meal, I say the packaged food wins!
Baked Tofu is not only delicious, but it’s very healthy to boot! You can easily make it yourself by buying extra firm tofu, letting it drain between paper towels to extract the moisture, adding your favorite seasoning (teriyaki, bbq, etc) and baking in the oven. But sometimes you don’t have time to even do that!
That’s why I like the packaged baked tofu; you can find this in your food store next to the regular tofu. Whole Foods has a great selection, as well as the organic and health food stores. You can eat it right out of the package or heat it up.
This is the brand I last bought:
The ingredients are simple, sodium is moderate, and the taste is delicious!
Here is what is looks like out of the package:
Some of my favorite ways to use this tofu are:
- Added to salads, like I did here
- In sandwiches, it’s so delicious with hummus
- In stir fries
- Added to pasta
- Plain, served with a baked sweet potato and some green vegetables
- Any place you would normally use a protein, you can use this tofu and have lunch or dinner ready in no time!
Have you ever tried pre-made baked tofu? What are your go-to quick protein choices?