Tofu Scramble with Tomato on Corn Thins slices

Posted April 2024
Tofu Scramble & Tomato with Corn Thins slices


Tofu Scramble with Tomato Recipe


Health Benefits of this Recipe

This recipe makes the perfect meal for any time of the day. It is a complete meal with tofu as a lean meat alternative, Corn Thins sliced being made primarily from wholegrains and tomatoes ticking the produce box. Tomatoes are a great source of vitamins and minerals including potassium, vitamin C, folate and vitamin K. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin and needs fat to be best absorbed by your body. The extra virgin olive oil adds a healthy fat to help best absorb this fat soluble vitamin.

On top of the extra virgin olive oil has over 36 different antioxidants so adds to the amount your body will receive from the tomato and turmeric. Corn Thins slices are classified as being primarily made from wholegrains and contain a matrix of health benefits including phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds are plant-based compounds which have antioxidant effects.

The black pepper and turmeric are the perfect combination. Turmeric may help reduce inflammation in your body due to the main active ingredient called curcumin. Studies suggest turmeric may also help reduce your unhealthy cholesterol levels, relieve a headache and reduce osteoarthritis pain. One study showed the benefits absorbed by your body can be enhanced by as much as 2000% by adding pepper to the combo due to the alkaloid component within the pepper.

Tofu is a great meat free alternative that can also count towards your dairy free meat alternatives if set in calcium. Tofu is a great protein source as it is a complete protein which means it contains all the essential amino acids, or the building blocks of a protein, which are needed to make a complete protein.

Wholegrains and wholegrain containing foods like Corn Thins slices are a source of B vitamins; B vitamins are needed to make energy from the food you eat. Corn Thins slices are also a source of other vitamins and minerals like iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.

Wholegrains containing foods like Corn Thins slices, as well as the tomatoes and tofu are a source of prebiotics which are the fuel source for the health promoting microbes in your gut. When these microbes are well fed, they create signals such as short chain fatty acids which promote optimal functioning of almost every part of your body.

There is so much to love about this recipe, from the health benefits to your body, to the delicious taste which make a perfect Autumn meal.

Ashleigh Felth…
Accredited Practising Dietitian
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