Secret Ingredient!

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It is the last day of National Heart Month. Today’s show on Show Me St.Louis is a reminder to be kind to your heart. We can do this by lowering the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol that we consume from foods.

Today’s secret ingredient is tofu!

There’s still some tofu confusion out there: is it good for me? What is it? Well, it’s time for a tofu revolution! Tofu is made with soybeans, and eating 25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. That’s not just me saying that, it’s an FDA approved claim.

Tofu is a great protein source and it’s low in saturated fat, cholesterol free, and it’s a complete protein meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids.

I like working with House Foods Organic Tofu. Not only is it organic, but it’s made from U.S.-grown soybeans that are GMO-free!

Tofu is very versatile and really takes on the flavors of what it’s cooked with. Soft tofu is great for blended recipes like smoothies and firmer can stand up to grilling. Tofu is more than just stir-fry so today I’ve brought Strawberry Sunshine Tofu Smoothie, Ginger Spiced Tofu Cupcakes, and Tofu Mayonnaise.

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