Scrambled tofu is a savory vegan-friendly breakfast option that even egg-lovers can get behind!
I apologize if you aren’t a tofu fan, as I feel I post a lot of tofu recipes (and have another one coming up on Friday). And while you’re always welcome to sub in your meat of choice instead, I encourage you to give tofu a chance. After all, it’s a great lean protein that works as a flavor sponge – ideal for a stir-fry! But it is also quite versatile: silken tofu makes for a great pudding or pie, extra-firm bakes up into some awesome chicken-less nuggets, and firm tofu crumbles into a great breakfast scramble.
The yellow hue is thanks to turmeric. This Indian spice has gotten a lot of time in the limelight recently due to its multiple health benefits. Going back thousands of years, turmeric has been known in India for its medicinal qualities. Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, is a powerful antioxidant that can help fight chronic inflammation, thereby helping to prevent numerous chronic diseases. There’s also ongoing research into turmeric’s ability to help prevent and even cure Alzheimer’s, some types of cancer, and heart disease. It has a very subtle flavor and provides a lovely yellow color, like that associated with many curry dishes.
At it’s essence, scrambled tofu is a great vegan option as some tofu brands now fortify their tofu with vitamin B12, a nutrient often deficient in vegan diets. However, I’m a cheese lover and couldn’t help but add a sprinkle (a very large sprinkle. . .) of shredded cheese. But if you want to keep this vegan, a tablespoon of nutritional yeast would add that savory cheesy-taste as well.
While this would make for an easy, filling breakfast, Bry and I enjoyed these pita pockets for lunches. Simply put a serving of the scramble in a glass mason jar and wrap a pita half in foil or plastic wrap. Once at work or school, heat up the tofu scramble in the microwave then spoon into the pita.
By the way, happy Wednesday!! This Wednesday is even more exciting for me as it’s my first “short” week at the new job. Thanks to flex scheduling I work an extra hour every day, but then get every other Friday off – a three-day weekend every other week? Yes please!
So here’s a toast to taking a new approach to breakfast, or lunch!
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Scrambled eggs in a pita pocket – what a great idea. Boy this dish is protein packed.
They are so filling!