The best way to start the day is with a healthy yet simple go-to breakfast! This Tofu and Kale Superfood Breakfast Scramble combines two nutrient-rich foods into one delicious meal.
When choosing what to eat for breakfast, avoid high-carb foods without a solid protein source to go with it. Especially simple carbohydrates, as they can cause grogginess and lower motivation first thing in the morning... Instead, opt for greens and proteins!
The high-protein content of tofu, coupled with kale, is a fantastic combo that will keep you energized and focused throughout the day. With only a handful of ingredients, you can create a dish that will give you an extra boost from superfoods to kickstart your morning!
The Benefits of Kale
Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world. Many people refer to kale as a ‘superfood’ due to its significantly rich nutritional value.
- One cup of raw kale contains 3 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fiber, and vitamins A, C, and K.
- Fiber and antioxidants found in kale help to prevent chronic illnesses from developing (diabetes, cancer, heart disease).
- Minerals in kale help with anti-inflammatory responses within the body.
- Cholesterol levels may be reduced from the high antioxidant content in kale.
The flavor and nutritional value of kale depend on the type consumed, and the season it is picked. For example, kale that is harvested in the winter provides higher fiber content than summer kale. However, winter kale has a bitter taste.
You can avoid the natural bitterness of kale by sautéing or steaming the leaves. You can also “massage” the kale lightly for 2-3 minutes with lemon and olive oil before use to soften the texture and flavor!
How Else Can I Use Tofu In Recipes?
Tofu is a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into any recipe. It is made from condensed soy milk and is an excellent protein alternative for plant-based diets. Commonly used as a substitute for a variety of foods, tofu can be mixed with turmeric to mimic scrambled eggs, and can easily fool the eyes and the palate!
To prepare tofu for cooking, it may help to press the tofu. Pressing helps release excess moisture from the tofu, a creates a more durable texture. For this recipe, pressing the tofu is not a required step, as the moisture will release and evaporate when heated.
Aside from being pan-fried by itself, tofu can be used to create sweet delicacies. Smoothies, pudding, and ice cream are all popular foods that can be created with tofu; tofu’s thickness provides creamy foods with a rich consistency.
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Try adding this scramble into a tortilla with some baked sweet potatoes for a well-rounded and balanced breakfast burrito with some complex carbs that will slowly burn off throughout the morning!
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