Tofu & Green Peas Paste

Tofu & Green Peas Paste January 25, 2022

The Nutritional Value

The ingredients (serves 1)

  • ⅔ cup (100g) green peas, frozen
  • ⅜ cup (50g) natural tofu
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 handful mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

How To Make Tofu & Green Peas Paste

  1. In a large bowl, place the frozen peas with boiling water and wait a few minutes until defrosted. Then drain and transfer into a blender.
  2. Crumble the tofu and add into the peas alongside the avocado, mint, olive oil, and lemon juice. Finally, season to taste with salt and pepper. Blitz everything until a paste has formed.
  3. If necessary, add some more mint and lemon to adjust the taste. Serve with toast (not included in nutrition info).

The Benefits Of Eating Tofu

One of the great benefits of tofu is that it reduces appetite, which means that if you are trying to lose weight, tofu is your best friend. As tofu is packed with dietary fiber, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.

As we age, it is normal for our brain function to start declining slowly. If you want to have better brain health then you should make sure to consume healthy foods, including tofu. Lecithin found in tofu promotes better brain health as it is known that lecithin assists in the normal production process of phospholipids.

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common cause of anemia that many people struggle with during their lifetime. Since tofu is a very rich source of iron, besides other minerals and vitamins, it is understandable that tofu consumption will prevent anemia.

Tofu also supports liver function. Due to its antioxidant properties, tofu also supports liver function. Less antioxidant stress means less external stress to the liver and better liver functioning, especially in the fat metabolism process.

Low cholesterol levels together with overall liver function support will reduce the risk of fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease is a condition linked to obesity and over time it can even lead to liver failure.

Tofu is thought to improve blood glucose levels, which is very important especially for those diagnosed with diabetes. By having normal or close to normal blood glucose levels, the risk of diabetes is reduced, as well as the risk of various short-term and long-term complications related to diabetes. Those who consume tofu on a regular basis will have an improvement of baseline insulin levels, as well as average fasting blood glucose levels.

These are just some of the benefits of why tofu is such an important part of any weight loss diet. For most of my life, I hated the smell and the taste of tofu. But over time, I managed to eat a little bit more of it in my diet. And am I ever glad I did! Now, for me, it’s just part of another typical meal for myself. So, if you don’t enjoy it, give it time and learn to like it as from what you just learned, it’s amazing for the body.

What has really helped me lose weight is learning the art of portion control. Learning how to track the calories I put in my body each day. This is why I started to meal prep. Have you ever tried this?

The Benefits Of Owning Meal Prep Containers Are Just Endless!

-It Allows You To Prepare Food In Advance So Cooking Always Works With Your Schedule

-Save Time Each Night By Simply Pulling Out Your Prepared Ingredients Or Meals That Are At The Read

-Save Money By Avoiding Fast Food Since Your Meals And Ingredients Are Already Prepping And Waiting

-Stay Healthy By Sidestepping Junk Food And Regulating Portion Control

-Avoid Food Waste And Keep Food Fresher When You Prepare Ingredients Ahead Of Time

-Protect The Environment By Avoiding Single-Use Plastics And Individual Snack Packs.

Which Meal Prep Containers Do I Use? Check Them Out Below!

Simple glass Meal Prep Bowls: Perfect for reheating your breakfast in the microwave

Meal Prep Bowls with Dividers: I love these when I want to separate ingredients, like fruit, nuts, and my main meal.

Mason Jars: For overnight oats or yogurt parfait.

Glass Bottle: Perfect for smoothies on the go!