Grilling season usually means burgers and steaks, but vegetarians don’t have to feel left out. The grilled tofu in these tacos gets the smoky flavor that so complements meat in this delicious recipe that’s bursting with summer flavors and a little bit of heat.
Do you know the health benefits of tofu? Tofu is made with the bean curd of soybeans and the process of manufacturing it is the same as that of manufacturing cheese.
Low in cholesterol
The spongy texture of tofu makes it low in cholesterol and it helps to reduce the levels of cholesterol. It helps to absorb the oil that is responsible for heart diseases.
Rich in iron
Tofu has a lot of iron and this, when had in breakfast, is highly nutritious
A delight for the vegetarians
High in protein content, tofu is a must in the diet of the vegetarians. These are in fact essential to include protein in a vegan diet.
Tofu is rich in calcium and potassium and this is thus good for the bone health as well as prevents osteoporosis
It is a balanced snack
Tofu is full of proteins and the essentials minerals and this thus makes for a good snack.
Good for your hair
Tofu is packed with a type of protein known as keratin and this helps in the growth of the hair.
There are a number of delicacies that you can make with tofu. Because of its rich nutrient content tofu is highly beneficial to consume. It also helps to fight against many diseases like diabetes, heart diseases and many kinds of cancers.
Some facts about tofu
This is why you should consumer tofu and make it apart of your diet.
Tofu is a rich source of protein and is thus necessary for a vegan diet. It helps to lower the bad cholesterol. Tofu helps to offer relief from certain symptoms when a woman is about to reach menopause. A single block of tofu contains 177 calories. Click to find out more.
Pescatarians can easily sub in fish for the tofu. Courtesy of Love and Lemons.
Marinated & grilled tofu
block of extra firm tofu, sliced into slices a bit bigger than 1/4 inch
3 tablespoons olive oil
juice and zest of 1 lime
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon agave
1/4 teaspoon onion powder (or a few tablespoons of fresh minced onion)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon chipotle
1/4 teaspoon cumin