Day 3 of Intermittent Fasting and although I can’t say I have any additional mental clarity it does seem to make the mornings easier. I don’t feel pressured to cook breakfast and of course there is no clean up then either. Cooking tired is always a drag anyway and generally I am unimaginative and eat fried eggs over and over again.
I have to say I’m feeling pretty excited about my discovery yesterday! I have done some quick googling but it doesn’t seem like this is one of those commonly known keto things that I have just been missing out on. It is the easiest, quickest to make “keto bread” I have ever had. It is gluten free, and can also easily be made dairy free! I loved it! I’m interested to hear others’ opinions.
Since then I have read up more on tofu. It seems it is a good source of protein, as well as iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, and vitamin B1. Since I am currently in Myanmar, it is much easier to come by than most dairy products that I would usually use to make a bread substitute.
There is lots of controversial information about the health benefits and risks of eating tofu. But of course, every body is different so I think it’s important for you to decide for yourself how soy products make you feel.
Since I do not even understand the letters on the labels of the tofu I am buying, I just look for a short ingredient list. Of course, I understand the risks there but so far I have been okay! If you are really ambitious, you can actually make your own tofu. However, I am more of a quick and easy advocate, so I am not going to test it out for you. Sorry.
So here is what happened. The other day while frying tofu to put in my Thai Soup I got a little distracted and completely dried it out leaving it chewy and firm enough to pick up and eat like chips. I dipped it in my soup and was quite satisfied although it wasn’t the plan when I started.
So yesterday I used the same tofu that I had already dried overnight to get the water out. I cut it across the top making 4 big thin squares instead of cubes or slices and then fried them in ghee to make my bread substitute. I have been craving a sandwich so I smeared cream cheese on these, and put a fried egg inside and I was in heaven.
I should have taken more pictures or at least added some vegetables but I was too excited and hungry after 17 hours fasting to pause and add more goodies. I’m sure there will be a next time soon though!
Here is the recipe!
1 package firm tofu, drained well
Oil for frying
Drain and press the tofu, wrap it in paper towel, and set something heavy on it in the fridge. I left this overnight. Slice into large thin squares. Heat your oil in a nonstick pan, and throw the slices in to be fried! Be patient and wait for it to get crispy. Add any seasonings you want or leave it alone.
From my understanding 100 grams of tofu contains 1.5g carbs, 3.5g fat, and 8.2g of protein so you can calculate your macros based on the quantity of tofu you use.
I understand that the draining part does take a bit of foresight but it only takes a second so if you know you want a breakfast sandwich in the morning, do it before bed. I look forward to experimenting more with this discovery and hearing if you do too! Let me know what alterations you make for a better experience!