Have you ever tried tofu? Some people love it, some hate it, while some have never tried it, and some people might be scared of it. One of the biggest factors to consider with bariatric diet guidelines… keep an open mind! You never know which types of foods you might actually enjoy eating, and can give you some more variety with your meals. A common misconception with tofu and other soy products is estrogen… remember: plant estrogens, and the hormone estrogen, are two different things so, it is not going to hurt you, unless you have a food allergy to soy.
Tofu is a “complete” protein, and also a good source of a plant-based protein to add some variety to your diet, along with some vital nutrients. Tofu comes in different levels of “firmness,” such as soft, firm, extra firm, etc. This can help you decide how to cook with it. If it is your first time with tofu, go for the extra firm, so it will hold shape a little better.