I’ve been on the hunt for more filling breakfast options lately. I love juices and smoothies, but sometimes I just want something a bit heartier that will stick with me for a while longer than a liquid breakfast. Breakfast grain bowls are awesome, but I like to add some variety now and then. Enter the Tofu Veggie Scramble.
This breakfast dish has loads of protein and fiber to fill you up and keep you satiated for hours. Having veggies for breakfast gets you started on the right foot with boatloads of vitamins and minerals, plus they will do a much better job of keeping your blood sugar stable than a typical sweet breakfast. Bonus points if you have it with a fresh green juice!
So, why choose a tofu scramble over the typical egg scramble? For one, a single egg yolk contains your entire days allotment of cholesterol. Tofu, as a plant food, contains none. As an animal protein, eggs also, by nature, create an acidic environment in your body, making a haven for sickness and disease.
If the health reasons aren’t enough for you, consider the poor, unfortunate chickens that are laying your eggs. Many states still allow egg farmers to keep chickens in battery cages. These tiny cages don’t allow chickens freedom to move about, stand up, or even to stretch out their wings. Even chickens that are considered “free-range” are crammed onto the floor of a dark barn, with only a tiny door to exit, which most of the chickens never even discover. Egg-laying chickens also frequently have their beaks cut or seared off to prevent them from pecking at farm workers.
Yes, I realize that there are many smaller farms that treat their chickens well, but that still brings you back around to the health reasons. Just try the tofu scramble already!
- 1 block silken tofu
- 2 t tamari
- 2 t nutritional yeast
- 1/4 t garlic powder (or 1 clove garlic, minced)
- 2 cups greens of your choice
- 2 cups assorted chopped veggies (I used mushrooms, red bell pepper, and green onion)
- sea salt and pepper to taste
1. Add all ingredients to a large skillet or wok.
2. Saute over medium heat until the veggies have softened. Garnish with green onions (optional) and serve.
This is definitely one of my new favorite breakfasts.
How do you feel about eating eggs? Have you ever tried a tofu scramble?
Have a wonderful week!