I have never been the biggest fan of tofu but for the past month or two I have been trying to find ways to make tofu that I enjoy! You can feel free to use diced potatoes instead of tofu for this recipe - just as delicious and wholesome!
Soy products like tofu get a bad rep and while some can't digest them as well or have an allergy etc, they are NOT unhealthy and are perfectly healthy to include in your diet if you enjoy them/digest them well! Damon actually loves tofu and has it 1-2x per week!
Pairing this crispy oil free tofu with healthy sauces (see blurb below on what sauces are healthy!), rice and veg is killer..
This tofu stir fry kicks A$$! I hope you love it!
Ingredients for Tofu:
Are they good? Bad? Healthy? Unhealthy? Too much sodium? What about ingredients? Should we use them everyday?
I want to go over what my opinion of these yummy sauces are .. and which are my fav healthy ones! + how to tell if a sauce is wholesome enough to include in your day to day diet!
The first thing you will want to opt for is: organic. Organic brands tend to care a lot more about the wholesome factor: using the least amount of chemicals and the most whole foods!!
Next you will want to simple flip the package over and start reading .. you should see minimal ingredients - things you know and recognize! If you see refined sugar, heavy oil, dairy etc — put it back and find another brand! If there is sugars - they should be from maple syrup, cane sugar, palm sugar etc .. the WHOLE sugars!
Sauces tend to be on the saltier side which makes sense as they are flavor boosters … but you should try to peak around and find the lower sodium options or brands that just by chance use less salt! Try to make sure refined white salt isn’t used - pink Himalayan or sea salt is best.
Salt is not the enemy but OVER consuming it is! Terrible for your heart health/blood pressure, digestion, bloating, inflammation, water retention and of course your taste buds adjust depending on how much salt you use - the more you use it the more you’ll need it. Try giving yourself a break from salty foods for 3 weeks and opt for more sweet foods/meals more often .. go back to a more savory/salty meal and you will find that the heavy sodium doesn’t appeal to you anymore!
Next up: using the sauce! I think it is easy to over consume sauces by drenching food in them. Try to dip or use a minimal amount and use spices/herbs to pack in flavor along with the sauce! Sauce is a condiment - so we should use it as just that! No need to measure out your sauces - just use that intuition and make sure you aren’t “smothering” food!
Sauces I love: