Healthy Grilling Recipes
(Family Features) – Grilling adds amazing flavor to all kinds of foods – and it’s a great way to bring new or healthier foods to the table, too. Grilling’s ideal for everything from meat and veggies to fruits and tofu.
Tofu is a great meat-alternative for anyone trying to cut calories or cholesterol, or wanting to introduce healthful plant-based foods into their diets.
“Tofu is really flexible on flavor,” says Chef Jim Coleman, host of the PBS TV series “Healthy Flavors.” “It tastes like whatever you marinate or season it with. You can use it in a stir-fry or smoothie, and it’s a healthy grilling option, too.”
These tips from Nasoya will help you make the most of your healthy grilling:
- To make tofu more dense you can “press” it. Take it out of the package and place in a pan or strainer with pan underneath. Place a paper towel on the top then put a weight on the tofu for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator (even overnight), the tofu will develop texture more like chicken or steak – great for barbecuing. The weight steadily squeezes more and more of the water out of the tofu as it compresses.
- Cutting tofu into square cubes helps it stand up to being turned on the grill.
- Marinate tofu before grilling so it exudes the wonderful BBQ taste you know and love.
- Tofu is best when it is cooked so it is a bit firm on the outside, but moist on the inside.