Tofu or bean curd, sometimes called the “The Cheese of Asia”, is a highly nutritious, protein-rich and delicious food. Its high quality protein content makes a good substitute for meat in many vegetarian recipes. Tofu may also be high in calcium and/or magnesium, depending on the coagulant used in manufacturing. If it is made with calcium, the end product will be a valuable source of calcium for those who are lactose-intolerant. Tofu is also low on calories and saturated fat. In view of all these nutritional values and health benefits, it is a good choice to include tofu in the diet of our growing kids.
Besides its nutritious qualities, I adore tofu for its versatility, texture, flavor, inexpensive, wide range of variety etc etc….the list can go on and on. It’s really an amazing food! It gives me plenty of cooking ideas too. Just like this simple home-cooked dish based on my personal concoction with pressed tofu as the star ingredient.
Pressed tofu (or dried tofu) is an extra firm variety of tofu whereby a large amount of water content being pressed out of it. So, I sliced the pressed tofu in rectangular shapes and then pan-fried them to create some chewy bites. Combining with a little minced meat and sweetcorns, and flavoured with sweet and sour sauce, makes this tofu dish more appealing to young children’s tastebuds. It may be welcomed by kids who reject soft tofu. Serve with warm rice* and handful of green peas, this dish will be a wholesome and healthy meal that your family can enjoy too.
* Note: Do you notice that the rice in my photo is a bit yellowish? They are millets, another highly nutritious grain. You can go to this post (millet porridge) to read more about it.If you like this article, please share: