Tofu is a good source of protein and an excellent source of iron and calcium. It is made from soy, which comes from soybean plants, a type of legume.
There are different types of tofu, regular and silken. Silken is also known as silk tofu and has a thick and creamy texture, though both silken and regular come in different types of consistencies (soft, medium, firm, etc.).
In grocery stores, silken tofu can be found both in the refrigerated section and the grocery aisles. Once opened, submerge any used portion with water in a container, cover, and refrigerate for up to a week.
Tofu can be a part of an infant’s healthy diet.
To make a quick and easy snack, all you need is:
- Silken Tofu, package 12 oz
- Strawberries, 1 cup
- Remove tofu, add to bowl.
- Wash and slice strawberries.
- Using a wire whisk, mash and mix tofu (to the desired texture), a blender can be used as well.
- For older children, add sliced strawberries to the mashed tofu and serve.
- For infants, dice a few strawberries and add to the tofu.
- For young infants who enjoy purees, puree some strawberries and add to the tofu.
Makes 4 servings.
Tip: You can flavour the tofu with vanilla or cinnamon, or vary the fruit.
Per serving (1/2 cup-125ml): 45 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fibre, 2 g sugars, 6 g protein, 35% DV vitamin C, 4% DV calcium, 4% DV iron.