Thursday, July 2, 2009


Instead of meat, you may choose to try tofu as a protein substitute. Tofu is a soy product so take note when giving it to your baby with possible soy allergies. You can use the various types of tofu (firm, soft, and silken) to create delicious dishes for your baby. Packed with iron, protein, and calcium, tofu should be introduced around 8-10 months of age.

Here is a nutritious and simple recipe for babies over 10 months from Sunrise Soy:

Scrambled Tofu with Mushroom and Green Pepper

2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil
1 cup (250 mL) chopped sweet green pepper
1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small red onion diced
1 package (175 g) Pete's Tofu ToGo Thai Tango (use plain tofu for babies)
2 tbsp (25 mL) soy sauce (use plain water for babies)
1 small tomato diced

In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat and sautee onion for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add green pepper and mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes more. Squeeze sauce (or ginger water for babies) over tofu into bowl. Mash it with a fork or crumble with your fingers. Add to skillet with sauce/ginger water. Add soy sauce if making for adults. Cover over medium heat, stirring often until tofu is heated through, about 2 minutes. Add tomato. Cook for 1 more minute. Serve warm.

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