Friday, December 14, 2007

FOOD: Protein

Protein are the building blocks of our body. We find protein in our bones, and muscles. We find protein in our hair and nails. There is protein in our brain, and also protein is part of our blood.

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Proteins are the building blocks of our bodies. Like the bricks in a house, proteins are small compared to the size of our bodies. Nevertheless, as we grow our bodies add more bone and muscle tissue, and remember, what is bone and muscle made of?
What would you eat if you want to grow big, strong and smart?

You can try this recipe from:

Southwestern Tofu WrapMakes 4 wraps

1 ripe medium avocado
6 ounces Mori-Nu Silken Tofu, Extra Firm Lite
1/4 cup minced red onion
Four (10-inch) flour tortillas
2 tablespoons lime juice
4 green lettuce leaves
1 canned chipotle in adobo sauce, finely choppped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1 medium tomato, diced

Cut the block of tofu in half; place one half in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator. Place the remaining half on a stack of paper towels to drain the liquid. Set aside.
Slice the avocado in half the long way to reveal a large pit. Remove the pit, scoop out the flesh and place it in a large bowl; add the onion, lime juice, chipotle and cumin. Mix well with a fork until the avocado is mashed and the mixture is well blended. Set aside.
Slice the tofu into 1/4-inch dice cubes. Add the cubed tofu to avocado mixture; combine gently.
Warm the tortillas in a microwave for ~10 seconds or until soft. Top each tortilla with one lettuce leaf, 1/4 of the guacamole mixture, and 1/4 of the tomatoes. Fold the sides of one tortilla up and towards the center. Fold the bottom and top up to cover the filling, to encase the filling completely, making a neat packet. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Wrap each one tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Always ask:
Nutritional Analysis Per Wrap:
Calories 230
Carbohydrate 28g
Fat 10g
Fiber 5g
Sat Fat 2.5g
Sugars 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Protein 8g
Sodium 320mg
Soy Protein 3g

Where else can we find protein?

A hint:

Be careful! Mushrooms can also be poisonous! Always ask!