dLife Daily Tips

Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

Read More
The Question
Sat Mar 02 23:52:55 EST 2013

I'm a new diabetic, and a lot of recipes include Tofu. Since I have a food allergy to Tofu is there anything I can use as a substitute?
Asked By: ceisea  

Background Info Hide
Diabetes Profile Hide
n/a
Expert Answers (1)
2013-04-19 16:42:32.0

Tofu is used in so many different ways in cooking, it's hard to give you a substitute. Tofu is more often used as a vegetarian, lower fat substitute for meat and dairy products than the other way around. That said, if it's silken tofu, you may be able to use ricotta or sour cream or even cottage cheese blended smooth. If it's firm tofu, perhaps pieces of chicken or fish can substitute in some recipes. Fortunately, with diabetes you can eat a varied and healthy diet, tofu included or not! Best of luck to you.
Accreditations: Senior Editor, Food and Nutrition
Sources Show

Community Answers (3)
2013-05-01 00:23:06.0

The Indian cheese called Paneer can be substituted for tofu in most recipes. It is a much better choice, in my opinion, as it does not cause thyroid problems and it doesn't have plant estrogens like soy products. Many people avoid soy products that are not fermented.
Answered By: auto1357248690603

Sources Show


2013-05-01 00:23:01.0

The Indian cheese called Paneer can be substituted for tofu in most recipes. It is a much better choice, in my opinion, as it does not cause thyroid problems and it doesn't have plant estrogens like soy products. Many people avoid soy products that are not fermented.
Answered By: auto1357248690603

Sources Show


2013-05-01 00:22:54.0

The Indian cheese called Paneer can be substituted for tofu in most recipes. It is a much better choice, in my opinion, as it does not cause thyroid problems and it doesn't have plant estrogens like soy products. Many people avoid soy products that are not fermented.
Answered By: auto1357248690603

Sources Show


 

*** All information contained on dLife.com is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Our Expert Q&A is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional or for professional medical advice related to diabetes or another medical condition. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your medical condition.

dLife Weekly Poll

What dietary strategies do you use to control your diabetes?