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Soy Foods for Kids: It Can Be So Easy with Soy!

Any individual at any age can enjoy a variety of different soy foods. From tofu to soy drinks, soy foods contain a high source of plant-based protein that our bodies crave. Soy foods can be beneficial for anyone at any age, especially kids! We all know that kids can sometimes be a little picky when it comes to eating, especially when you’re introducing new foods onto their plates. Even though ‘Soy’ may be an unfamiliar word to them, we’re going to help you make ‘Soy’ a taste they’ll love.

Soy foods are low in saturated fat, free of trans fat and contain no cholesterol. Since soy is packed with high-quality protein that your growing kid needs, tofu is a great way to introduce plant-based protein to  their diet. Plus, all of Superior Tofu’s soy products are made with top quality, Grade A, Canadian Grown, Non-GMO Soybeans making Superior Tofu’s soy foods a must for you and your family.

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Now, you’re thinking “how will I be able to feed my child tofu without them refusing to eat a mysterious white block?” The trick is to turn tofu into something that is not only tasty but friendly too. We don’t want tofu to scare anyone and sometimes tofu can be intimidating to cook at home especially for kids.

We’re going to lend a helping hand and share our tips and ideas for introducing soy foods to your kids.

Let’s begin with tofu. Tofu holds endless possibilities for tasty recipes and nutritional benefits plus it can be transformed into bite-size tofu nuggets that are perfect for dunking and dipping into your kid’s favorite sauce. Tofu Nuggets are made with Superior Tofu’s Extra Firm Tofu and rolled in a light breading then baked resulting in the perfect bite of chewy and crispy. The best part about Tofu Nuggets is that they are packed with protein and easy to prepare. With 11 grams of protein per serving and 35% of the daily value for calcium, Superior Tofu’s Tofu is a go-to for dinner!

Following Tofu, is soymilk, which can be enjoyed on its own or poured over cereal. Slowly start introducing your child to soymilk by replacing it as the liquid in their favorite fruit smoothie. The soymilk will blend perfectly with the fruit making it a great afternoon snack, plus Superior Tofu’s Organic Unsweetened Soy drink provides 11 grams of protein per serving and contains polyunsaturated omega 3 and omega 6. Soymilk can be a great option for recipes that require milk and for children that suffer from a dairy allergy or intolerance.

Tofu and soymilk are among the most popular soy food items in the market place today but there’s also been an increase in soy-based desserts including Superior Tofu’s Soy Dessert. Low in fat and bursting with flavor! These soy desserts can be enjoyed on their own or paired with fresh fruit making it a healthy choice when choosing a sweet treat for your child. We think they would love Superior Tofu’s Mango Flavor!

In addition to the nutritional benefits that soy foods can provide for your child, there’s many recipes and products from Superior Tofu that will show you that it can be so easy with soy!

Tofu Nuggets Recipe

Ingredients:

1 Package of Superior Tofu’s Organic Extra Firm Tofu

1 cup Panko or Regular Bread Crumbs

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

1\3 cup of flour

1 egg, whisked

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut tofu into bite size cubes. Combine breadcrumbs and all seasonings in a bowl set aside. Start by coating tofu cubes in flour followed by egg then bread crumbs. Make sure all sides of the tofu is coated in the bread crumb mixture.

Transfer the tofu bites onto a pan lined with foil and bake for a total of 30 minutes, turning the tofu bites half way through.

Serve with BBQ sauce or your favorite dipping sauce!



Holly Turczany