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Snack Attack: Craving Salt?

So often when I want a pick-me-up snack, I'm craving something quick and salty. But reaching for a high-carb snack such as crackers or pretzels, often leaves me feeling even more tired.

Why not make a high-protein salty treat ahead of time that you can stick in the fridge and reach for anytime you need to satisfy that craving?

Baked Tofu doesn't take much time to make.

Ingredients:

1 block of extra firm tofu (press it between 2 plates to get all the extra water out)
Tamari or soy sauce
Honey
Thyme, Dill and Cumin

Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Slice the tofu in 1/4 inch slabs, then cut those in half, so each piece is about as big as 2 quarters. Place all the pieces flat on an oiled cookie sheet. Pour tamari on every piece to "stain" them tan. Drop a dab of honey on every piece. Then sprinkle each piece with thyme, dill, and cumin. Bake for 30-40 min, or until the tofu looks firm and dry.

Why we love it:
Tofu is a great source of protein.
Honey is a much better option than sugar because it contains vitamins and minerals.

Fit's Tip: It's delicious eaten alone, but why not put it in a sandwich, or top it on your salad.

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trala1 trala1 9 years
Im trying it
brighteyes097 brighteyes097 9 years
Wow this sounds really good! I'm always looking for new ways to use tofu! And EcannDallas, thanks for the tofu jerky recommendation.
amandasunly amandasunly 9 years
Cool - I don't need all the unhealthy stuff then.
nevermyne nevermyne 10 years
Oh yes.. I always crave for the salties and I'm sooo tempted to stock up on chips but I know I shouldn't. Please keep more of these "salty tips" coming !
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
Ooh, this sounds really good actually. I always crave salty snacks and protein so this sounds perfect.
DStirk DStirk 10 years
i like eating tofu, but i have a hard time doing it myself... i think its a texture thing.
Beaner Beaner 10 years
Anyone ever heard of SoyBoy tofu? I get it in bulk at my health food store. It's so firm - it's the only way to go.
mschmidt mschmidt 10 years
This is the best recipe ever! Thanks for the tip!!!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I LOVE salt. I put it on everything :innocent:
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
That sounds yummy, I'm going to try and make it. I love tofu, but whenever I try and make it, it always comes out soggy and gross. Must be because I'm not draining the water, like what's recommended above...
EcannDallas EcannDallas 10 years
you know, i always go for a little bit of turkey jerky! its packed with filling protein and only 80 calories a serving! you still wanna go for a tofu option,turtle island foods (you can find them at a whole foods or online) has tofu jerky thats really great as well!
Moni-B Moni-B 10 years
You know, for tofu, that sounds really delicious. You had me at honey. ~M~
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