Tofu scrambled eggs. Welcome to the revolution my friends!
No added salt.
Need I say more?
Sorry you’re not going to get off that easy! I have quite a bit more to say about my all-time favorite nutritarian breakfast!
But I totally get it if you want to skip the science-y stuff–just head to the end of the page for the delicious printable recipe!
Or answer this question instead:
What has more protein: 2 scrambled eggs or 8 ounces of tofu scramble?
One (very hearty) serving of these tofu scrambled eggs can kick eggs’ protein-content’s ass! By, like, a lot!
A typical large egg has 6 grams of protein. See for yourself:
Guess how much plant-based protein is packed into these glorious tofu eggs?
Yup, tofu wins that battle.
And a few other important ones too:
Tofu eggs win in the calcium department: 30% of your recommend daily intake versus 4% for two large eggs. Iron is a win too: tofu eggs score 18% of your recommended intake versus 12% for the two eggs.
In fact, the only areas where eggs do beat out tofu, is in their Vitamin D and B12 content. No big surprise here, they’re animal products after all. Vitamin D and B12 are two of the vitamins that Dr. Fuhrman recommends supplementing when you’re on a plant-based diet.
I don’t know about you, but I prefer my Vitamin D and B12 without the bad stuff, namely artery-clogging cholesterol and saturated fat.
Gorge Yourself Guilt Free!
I’ve certainly been known to eat the entire pan of tofu eggs at one sitting, especially if I worked out first in the morning. And extra-especially when they’re jazzed up a bit with yummy add ins like the chopped tomatoes and spinach.
Yup, I’m a girl that likes to grub and that’s why Dr. Fuhrman’s nutritarian plan has worked out perfectly for me!
The beauty of these tofu scrambled eggs is you can literally gorge yourself on them to your heart’s content because there’s nothing sinister lurking in them!
Well, unless you think loads of plant-based protein, iron, calcium, vitamins and amino acids are bad.
Try gorging yourself on half a dozen eggs in the morning and tell me how you’d feel–certainly not light, tight and ready to forge through your day!
What in the world is Nutritional Yeast?
The secret ingredient in these tofu eggs is nutritional yeast.
I know “yeast” can seem like a scary word, but I promise you it’s not only natural and good-for-you, its damn delicious!
Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that has a rich, nutty, creamy and cheesy flavor. It’s a vegan and nutritarian staple ingredient.
You can find it at Whole Foods, Sprouts or online here:
It’s magic cheesy powder!
It’s vegan fairy dust–because you’re going to start sprinkling it on everything!
Update: be mindful of fortified nutritional yeast like the most popular Bragg brand. Read more on the topic of fortified versus unfortified here.
Looks easy enough right? Ready to take the tofu scramble plunge?
Let’s do this!
Nutritarian Tofu Scrambled Eggs
Ready for the perfect high-protein breakfast without the cholesterol, saturated fat, or sodium in traditional scrambled eggs? Try out this no-oil, no-added-salt, plant-based recipe and ditch the bad stuff for good!
- 1 package firm tofu (19 ounces)
- 1 1/2 cups low sodium veggie broth, 1/2 cup reserved
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ground pepper, to taste
Drain your tofu well, and score into cubes with a sharp knife.
Add 1 cup veggie broth to a large skillet and set to medium-high heat.
Add tofu to heated skillet and continue to chop it up using a kitchen spatula.
Keep chopping the tofu down until you reach your desired consistency. Raise heat to high.
Cook tofu for 10 minutes over high heat. Add more veggie broth as needed and stir well every 2 to 3 minutes.
Reduce heat to a simmer and add the nutritional yeast, garlic powder and ground pepper to taste.
Adjust seasonings to your taste, adding more nutritional yeast for a richer, cheesier taste.
You can add in fresh veggies like tomatoes and spinach after seasoning the tofu scramble. You can also add this mixture to a whole wheat tortilla for a yummy breakfast burrito!
Even if you’re not a nutritarian or planning on becoming one, I hope you give these tofu scrambled eggs recipe a try and incorporate them into your healthier lifestyle! Even replacing one breakfast a week can have a positive effect on your health!
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