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10 Surprising Tofu Recipes That Don't Include Stir-Fry

  • Wonky Wonderful

    Tofu Recipes: Banana Bread Smoothie

    Start the day off on a decadent, yet healthy note with this smoothie recipe from Nicole at Wonky Wonderful. The tofu negates the need for dairy, and the protein will help keep you full until lunch.

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  • Healthy Tipping Point

    Tofu Recipes: Scrambled Tofu

    Serve up a batch of these "eggs" as a flavorful alternative to real eggs (they get their yellow color from a hit of turmeric). Vegan or not, the recipe from Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point will help you break out of any breakfast rut. Or you can mix them into veggies for a heartier dinner.

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  • Gluten Free Vegan Pantry

    Tofu Recipes: Faux French Toast

    Whether it's breakfast, brunch, or breakfast for dinner, this faux french toast from Savanna at Gluten Free Vegan Pantry will help you avoid a sugar overload. Grab a cast-iron skillet to make sure you retain the most flavor. We won't tell if you pair it with a mimosa.

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  • Nosh and Nourish

    Tofu Recipes: Lemon Garlic Hummus

    Grab that food processor (or immersion blender) and bust out the chickpeas. This homemade hummus recipe from Kelly at Nosh and Nourish has plenty of zing, even without tahini, and a punch of protein thanks to extra-firm tofu.

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  • Door Sixteen

    Tofu Recipes: Lentil Salad

    Forget bland, boring chicken for your typical lunch salad. Anna at Door Sixteen used sriracha-covered tofu instead to curb an addiction to takeout (and to fatten up her wallet). But pairing it with lentils and greens fosters a whole new food frenzy—one we totally approve of.

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  • Steamy Kitchen

    Tofu Recipes: Mushroom-Tofu Potstickers

    Whether you need finger-food on the fly or a freezer-friendly meal for busy weeknights, these potstickers from Jaden at Steamy Kitchen qualify. The classic Asian recipe goes vegetarian by swapping out pork for tofu. And opting for dumpling wrappers over wonton ones lets you steam instead of fry—not to mention the extra surface layer provides a hefty bite of crunch. Dip 'em into hot sauce or sriracha to add an extra kick.

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  • Two Peas and Their Pod

    Tofu Recipes: Tofu Tostadas

    Husband and wife duo Maria and Josh, from Two Peas and Their Pod, whip up this tofu recipe whenever they're hosting guests, especially when dietary restrictions are at play. Automatically a crowd-friendly treat because of the homemade baked shells, the choose-your-own toppings bar full of classic Mexican toppings makes this meal totally customizable.

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  • An Edible Mosaic

    Tofu Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Dip

    If you're jonesing for the sweetness of cheesecake without all the heavy calories, opt for this dip from Faith at An Edible Mosaic. "It whips up literally in a matter of minutes and tastes just like cheesecake," she says. The tofu helps lighten it up, making it the perfect dessert to pair with fresh fruit for warmer weather.

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  • Oh, Ladycakes

    Tofu Recipes: Chocolate Stout Cake

    Yep, there's tofu in this drool-worthy cake from Ashlae at Oh, Ladycakes. That's what gives it a moist, thick texture. Topping the stout-filled cake with a whiskey ganache practically makes it a dream, so make sure you serve a slice for yourself before the guy in your house gobbles up the rest.

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  • Chocolate Covered Katie

    Tofu Recipes: Cappuccino Cloud Cheesecake

    Perfect for those who need a late-night coffee fix, this dessert from Katie at Chocolate Covered Katie works wonders on those who think they don't like tofu. "I made this for a guy who claimed to hate anything healthy, without telling him it was low in calories, low in sugar, and high in protein," she says. "I finally mentioned the secret ingredient after he'd devoured a slice and was going in for seconds." If that's not a ringing endorsement, we don't know what is.

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Samantha Lefave

Samantha is a writer who is living, eating and sweating her way through NYC. You can find her running half-marathons like it's her job, Instagramming her favorite food and fitness finds or, let's be honest, eating peanut butter straight from the jar.

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