Last week, I showed you a great main course featuring hot and spicy tofu:
This week, I round out a complete tofu meal with a sweet finish by demonstrating how easy it is to make chocolate tofu pudding. This recipe is a healthy pudding because the tofu is low in fat and it is not overly sweetened.
Making pudding out of tofu instead of whole milk and butter is a healthy way of cutting out saturated fat while still maintaining a luxurious consistency. To read more about cutting the fat, read my previous post: http://doctorchrisko.blogspot.com/2013/07/cooking-for-your-kids-you-take-good-and.html
And while cutting saturated fat is important, the greater dietary evil in dessert is actually sugar and other sweeteners. Highly refined sources of sweetener like table sugar and high fructose corn syrup elevate blood sugar while being nutritionally vapid. And while some sources of sweetener such as date sugar at least have some redeeming nutritive value, all sweeteners consumed in toxic amounts can have toxic effects on health.
Making your own desserts gives you full control over how much added sweetener you put in the desserts you serve yourself and your kids. The following recipe for chocolate tofu pudding uses maple syrup in moderation, resulting in a semi-sweet but pleasing finish:
But don't take it from me. Take it from my good friend, Bill Kosby: