Tofu finger food

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Registered: 03-19-2007
Tofu finger food
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Sat, 04-10-2010 - 10:26am
So I bought some tofu thinking it would be a good idea to incorporate into our family meals and would also make good finger food for Barrett. Any suggestions on flavorful, easy ways to prepare tofu to feed to an 11-month-old? (Barrett has a pretty high tolerance for seasonings and spice). I know wholesome baby food has some ideas, but a lot of them are pureed, and I want something he can pick up. Thanks!
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Registered: 06-25-2006
Tue, 04-13-2010 - 7:31pm

When we gave it to Gideon it was cubed and seasoned with something like taco seasoning. I had brought it home as a left over from lunch, so I'm not exactly sure what seasoning they used. He loved it though.
We also found some in the store that was pre-seasoned and didn't need to be cooked, so DH would just cut it into cubes and send him off to school with it.




Edited 4/13/2010 7:32 pm ET by heathbarpac
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Registered: 09-08-2007
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 1:00pm
I also like making "tofu scramble" as a breakfast food--just crumbling the tofu and mixing with different breakfast veggies--peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach, basil, tomato, spices, olive oil, etc--and just stir-frying all of them together . . . it might be harder for him to pick up the scrambled rather than cubed tofu though--you could also do this recipe with cubed instead of scrambled tofu, but in that case, I would fry the tofu first, take it out of the pan and cook all the veggies, and then mix them together again at the end--otherwise the tofu would end up crumbling if you tried to stir fry it with all the veggies.
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Registered: 09-08-2007
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 12:56pm

My number one way to prepare tofu is to cut into cubes and fry it with spices (just salt and pepper or anything really). If you'd rather not do fried you can also bake it--but I love it fried, so tasty!

The key with frying is not to overstir it--let the cubes sit on one side for AWHILE before you stir them over--you want each side to get at least golden-tan before you stir.

Anyway I'm sure he could pick the cubes up. HTH!

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