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Breaded Tofu Nuggets

breaded tofu nuggets

Kid-friendly tofu nuggets are reminiscent of chicken nuggets and can be dipped in ketchup, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing or any of your favorite salad dressings. You can either bake or fry these easy tofu nuggets. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients:

  • 1 block firm or extra-firm tofu, pressed
  • 1/3 cup soymilk or Almond milk
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs

Preparation:Whisk together the soymilk, mustard, nutritional yeast and spices until smooth in a wide bowl. Place bread crumbs in a separate bowl.

Coat each piece of tofu with soymilk and mustard mixture first, then coat with bread crumbs. Fry in oil until golden brown, serve with ketchup, barbeque sauce or other dipping sauce and enjoy!

For a lower fat alternative, lay tofu piece on a covered baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, turning once, until golden brown.

Makes 2 servings of vegetarian tofu nuggets.

Nutritional information: (based on baked tofu nuggets)
Calories: 294, Calories from Fat: 75
% Daily Value
Total Fat: 8.3g, 13%
Saturated Fat: 1.2g, 6%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 909mg, 38%
Total Carbohydrates: 40.9g, 14%
Dietary Fiber: 5.7g, 23%
Sugars: 5.9g
Protein: 16.0g
Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 25%, Iron 29%

Thanks For Reading

Anthony Ferrante

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Juicing Rhubarb

Juicing can not only help the normal person increase their veggie intake but also help you you intake veggies that you wouldn’t normally eat, like Rhubarb.

But think about it when you eat a stalk of rhubarb what do you add?

When you bake or “melt” down Rhubarb what do you add?

SUGAR!

Why not Juice Rhubarb and and drink it?

  1. Purchase flat stalks of rhubarb — it looks like bright-red celery — that are not wilted, soft or limp. Choose either large or small stalks that are brightly pigmented.
  2. Wash rhubarb thoroughly, scrubbing off any dirt under running water.
  3. Trim off both ends of the rhubarb. Discard any leaves, which are poisonous.
  4. Cut rhubarb into 1- to 2-inch segments. If you are not going to make juice right away, store the pieces in a sealed storage bag in the refrigerator.
  5. Place rhubarb pieces in the juicer along with other sliced fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries, peaches or apricots. Rhubarb can add a refreshing tartness to your juice, but adjust the amount to your taste rather than adding sweetener to the finished juice. Begin with about one-third the volume of fruit.
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Warning when Juicing Rhubarb

When Juicing Rhubarb only use the stalk because the root and leaves contain dangerously high concentrations of oxalic acid. When eating a rhubarb dessert and drinking milk you Can feel a grit in your mouth that is the precipitation of calcium oxalate. (So I have been sold as I don’t drink milk and I don’t eat desserts very often lol)

Oxalic acid is naturally found in some foods.

Oxalic acid combines with metals such as calcium in the body to form oxalate crystals which can irritate the gut and kidneys. The most common kind of kidney stone is made of calcium oxalate.

Since oxalic acid binds vital nutrients such as calcium, long–term consumption of foods high in oxalic acid can lead to nutrient deficiencies. Healthy individuals can safely consume such foods in moderation, but those with kidney disorders, gout, osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis are typically advised to avoid foods high in oxalic acid or oxalates.

Oxalic acid requires exercise for it to be metabolized. If you get too much oxalic acid, then your body will begin to actually loose nutrients.

If you or your family history indicates there is an increased risk of experiencing such health problems as mentioned above, then avoid juicing vegetables and fruits that are high in oxalic acid.

Even if there is no history or cause to be concerned about kidney stones, gout, osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis, you should still only juice vegetables and fruits that are high in oxalic acid only occasionally and in smaller amounts.

Foods that contain significant concentrations of oxalic acid include (in decreasing order):

buckwheat
star fruit (carambola)
black pepper
parsley
poppy seed
rhubarb
spinach
chard
Beets and beet greens
banana
cocoa
chocolate
most nuts
most berries
and beans

Since oxalic acid and calcium combine to create an indigestible compound, juicing rhubarb or vegetables high in oxalic acid and consuming calcium rich foods together isn’t a very good idea. An example would be spinach and broccoli.

One should also avoid eating calcium rich foods immediately after juicing rhubarb or vegetables high in oxalic acid. This includes food items such as milk, seaweed, tofu, tahini (ground sesame seeds), etc.

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what is Calcium and how Does a Vegan get it?

These Questions or excuses keep coming up by people who don’t follow a plant based lifestyle.  So I’m here to answer them.

First,

What is Calcium?

Calcium is a chemical element with the symbol “Ca”  Calcium is needed by all living organisms, including humans, it is used in the body to build and maintain strong bones.  it also contributes to the healthy communication between the brain and parts of the body.

Calcium regulates muscle contraction, including the heartbeat. It also plays a key role in normal blood coagulation (clotting).
 
How much calcium should I consume each day?

According to the Institute of Medicine (IoM), we should consume calcium daily at the following amounts:

  • age 0 to 6 months 200 mg per day
  • age 7 to 12 months 260 mg per day
  • age 1 to 3 years 700 mg per day
  • age 4 to 8 years 1000 mg per day
  • age 9 to 18 years 1300 mg per day
  • age 19 to 50 years 1000 mg per day
  • breastfeeding or pregnant teenager 1000 mg per day
  • breastfeeding or pregnant adult 1000 mg per day
  • age 51 to 70 years (male) 1000 mg per day
  • age 51 to 70 years (female) 1200 mg per day
  • age 71+ years 1200 mg per day

Which foods are rich in calcium

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Seaweeds, such as kelp, hijiki and wakame
  • Nuts and seeds, including pistachio, sesame, almonds, hazelnuts
  • Beans
  • Figs
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Tofu
  • Dandelion leaves
  • Many fortified breakfast cereals
  • Many fortified drinks, including soy milk and a variety of fruit juices
  • Crushed eggshells – they can be ground into a powder and added to foods and/or drinks

Milk which is pushed by the government for “THE” source of Calcium has about 300mg of Calcium.

Well any of the plant based milks have exactly the same amount without the animal proteins.

Now where do vegans get their calcium if they don’t drink “fake” milk?

40 Vegan Sources of Calcium

Vegetables (per cup)

Bok choy (cooked) – 330 mg
Kale – 180mg
Bean sprouts – 320 mg
Spinach (cooked) – 250 mg
Collard greens (cooked) – 260 mg
Mustard greens (cooked) – 100 mg
Turnip greens (cooked) – 200 mg
Swiss chard (cooked) – 100 mg
Seaweed (Wakame) – 120mg
Okra – 130 mg
Broccoli – 45 mg
Fennel – 45 mg
Artichoke – 55 mg
Celery – 40 mg
Leeks – 55 mg

Nuts, nut butters and seeds

Almonds (1/4 cup) – 95 mg
Brazil nuts (1/4 cup) – 55 mg
Hazelnuts (1/4 cup) – 55 mg
Almond butter (1 tbsp) – 43 mg
Sesame seeds (1 tbsp) – 63 mg
Tahini (1 tbsp) – 65 mg

Grains

Cereals (calcium fortified, ½ cup) – 250 to 500 mg
Amaranth (cooked, ½ cup) – 135 mg
Brown rice (cooked, 1 cup) – 50 mg
Quinoa (cooked, 1 cup) – 80 mg

Legumes and beans

Chickpeas (cooked, 1 cup) – 80 mg
Pinto beans (cooked, 1 cup) – 75 mg
Soy beans (cooked, 1 cup) – 200 mg
Tofu (soft or firm, 4 oz) – 120 – 400mg
Tempeh (1 cup) – 150 mg
Navy beans (1 cup) – 110 mg
White beans (cooked, 1 cup) – 140 mg

Fruit (per cup)

Figs (dried) – 300 mg
Apricots (dried) – 75mg
Kiwi – 60mg
Rhubarb (cooked) – 350 mg
Orange – 70 mg
Prunes – 75 mg
Blackberries – 40 mg

Miscellaneous

Blackstrap molasses (1 tbsp) – 135 mg

http://www.drlisawatson.com/40-vegan-calcium-sources

As you can see, A Vegan or person who lives a plant based lifestyle will have healthy bones and teeth.

In just 3-4 servings of certain foods, you will get more then enough calcium in a day.