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Thanks to its meaty texture and deep flavor, smoked tofu is a welcome new twist on this vegetarian staple. With about 25g of protein in a 3-oz serving, smoked tofu is no lightweight in the protein department: Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, found that soy protein was just as effective as casein protein in preventing muscle breakdown and stimulating muscle-protein synthesis.
Sneak it in: Smoked tofu can be an occasional replacement for meats like chicken and beef in dishes such as chili, stir-frys, and soups. Also try grating it on a box grater and adding to tacos, salads, and sandwiches.
Find it: Look for smoked tofu next to other types of tofu in the produce section of your supermarket or natural food store.