This healthful Breakfast Scramble uses tofu rather than eggs, yet gives off a strikingly similar look, taste and texture while fueling up on fiber, protein, and calcium.
Before we get to the recipe, this wonderful infographic by The Physicians Committee illustrates why eggs are not healthy. In fact, legally you cannot call eggs "healthy" or "nutritious". For more information about egg consumption and health can be found by clicking here.
Okay okay, now time for the recipe! Tofu Veggie Scramble can be VERY versatile and can easily be adjusted just as eggs/omelets to suit your tastebuds. If you have never cooked with tofu before, have no fear...it's really quite simple (for this recipe at least!). I used Extra Firm Tofu (rather than a silky tofu which is great for smoothies, but fails to give the egg-like texture). Be sure to drain your tofu (it comes packed in water). This can be done while you're prepping the veggies, and take no more than 10 minutes. I like to use my Tofu-Press that I purchased on Amazon, but you can also use a cheesecloth to drain it, or paper towels to get most of the water out. Trust me, if you're thinking how unappealing this sounds, it's not as bad as you think! Once the tofu is drained, you're all set to begin!
Below is a simple veggie scramble but you can spice yours up with salsa, or add artichoke hearts and even potatoes. I will add more recipes soon with variations! Meanwhile, ENJOY!
•1 block Firm or Extra Firm Tofu (rinsed, drained & crumbled) • 1 Onion (chopped) • 1 Red bell pepper (chopped) • 1 Green bell pepper (chopped) • 3 Garlic coves (minced) • 3 Cups Spinach (chopped) • 1 Tbsp Turmeric • 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast • 1 Tsp Cumin • Dash Salt/Pepper
Method: Sauté onions in 2 tbsp of water until onions are translucent
Add garlic & sauté for another minute
Add red and green bell peppers and cook until slightly tender
Meanwhile, mash tofu with a potato masher or fork to crumble it (as shown in picture above)
Add tofu and seasonings and mix all together
Cook for 2 minutes. Add spinach & let cook for an additional 1 minute