When starting a low carb diet, it’s a good idea to have healthy snacks available to satisfy any cravings. Chocolate is a big weakness of mine so I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes involving chocolate. I stumbled upon an article about tofu and different uses for it. Since tofu is made from soy, it isn’t surprising that it can be used to make pudding and ice cream. I usually avoid soy products because of the controversial studies showing possible harmful side effects from eating too much. However, because soy is so low in carbs, I haven’t been avoiding it completely.
The lite silken tofu that I bought listed less than 1g carb per 3 ounce serving. Out of all the tofu packages, the lite was the one with the lowest carb count. There is a significant amount of protein in tofu so it’s a snack that will really fill you up. If you want to make up a quick batch of chocolate pudding, the soft silken tofu has a consistency of pudding when mixed in a blender or food processor. All it needs is a little flavoring and sweetener to make a healthy low carb pudding snack.
Quick Low Carb Chocolate Tofu Pudding
2 packages soft silken tofu, preferably lite (1 pound each)
½ cup unsweetened plain cocoa powder
½ cup sugar substitute (¼ cup powdered erythritol plus ¼ teaspoon stevia extract powder works well)
½ teaspoon sugar-free vanilla extract
Blend or puree all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
Makes 6 servings
Carbs per serving: about 2.5g
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