Speedy Tofu Scramble

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Omelettes and scrambled eggs are a weeknight go-to for many busy parents, ourselves included. But you can only eat so many eggs before you feel kinda egged out. Introducing the tofu scramble! A staple in many vegetarian and vegan households, it’s worth a shot if you’re tired of the same old. Plus it’s speedy quick – maybe moreso than its egg counterpart.

Feeds 4 healthy apetites

Ingedients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 small zucchinis, coarsely shredded
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 package firm tofu (splurge on a nice organic one like Soyarie or NutriBio. You’ll taste the difference)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
  • Handful grated mozzeralla (optional)
  • fresh cracked pepper & salt to taste

 

Preparation

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, zucchini and diced tomato – saute about 3-5 minutes.
  2. While the veggies are sauteing, use the back of a fork to crumble the brick of tofu. Add the tofu along with a sprinkling of nutritional yeast to the skillet and throw in the mozzarella. Give everything a stir and cook for another 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and the tofu is heated through.
  3. Garnish with pepper and salt (if using) and serve with your favorite wholegrain bread or pasta.

 

I sometimes make this scramble with cheese and other times without. Both ways are delicious but for tofu scramble newbies, the cheese does hold everything together a bit better. Firm tofu is high in protein, calcium and iron (depending on the brand). Both the tomatoes and the zucchini contribute to your daily vitamin C intake plus you’ll also get some healthy vitamin A.

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