If you are craving something wholesome with Middle Eastern flavors, then this low-carb curried tofu scramble is deserving of your attention and appetite. This recipe is loaded with vegetables and cooked with amazing seasonings. It is beautiful, fluffy, and super flavorful.
In general, the AntiCancer360 approach doesn’t rely on just one type of anticancer diet. We choose from one of five different diets depending on each person’s case and situation. So today’s recipe will be ideal for those who would like to maximize the anticancer potential of their meal while using a plant-based ketogenic diet. The combination of the plant-based diet with a ketogenic diet can be a powerful way to help your body combat and prevent cancer. A plant-based diet has numerous plant compounds that act on different pathways in the body to help combat cancer growth. It also restricts the amino acid methionine in your diet, which can also help against some cancers. On the other hand, a ketogenic diet puts cancer cells at an energetic disadvantage by depriving them of sugar, their preferred fuel source . Thus, combining both together let’s you get anticancer benefits from both angles.
This gluten-free curried tofu scramble is easy-to-make, and a great dairy-free breakfast option that is high in protein, super filling, and packed with nutrients. You are going to love the simplicity of making this dish. All you have to do is prep all the ingredients and add them to a single frying pan. We added turmeric powder, not just for flavor. It is full of anticancer benefits and it gives the tofu its vibrant yellow color. Tofu is a great option for an egg-free scramble. But tofu is a very controversial topic right now. Some studies show that it’s ok to eat and maybe beneficial against cancer. But some studies show that it could stimulate some cancers, especially estrogen-driven cancers. But overall… research has shown that a little soy here and there is alright and may even be beneficial. So one meal with soy every other day should be ok for most people.
All the combined flavors, fragrance, and exotic look of this dish make it look so delicious and appetizing. You will also find other great anticancer ingredients in this inviting and tasty meal:
- Broccoli: According to the American Institute For Cancer Research, broccoli contains lots of compounds with cancer-fighting abilities. One of the most studied one is sulforaphane . One test-tube study showed that sulforaphane reduced the size and number of breast cancer cells by up to 75% . To get the most sulforaphane from your broccoli, you can steam it lightly (no more than 3-4 minutes) .
- Cauliflower: In a comparative study, cauliflower was amongst the strongest anti-cancer vegetables when tested against a variety of cancer cells . Cauliflower and other vegetables of the Brassica family contain bioactive compounds such as glucosinolates that are known to inhibit cancer growth and promote the death of cancer cells while sparing healthy cells .
- Mushrooms: Known to help hormone-sensitive cancers such as breast and prostate cancer by blocking hormone-dependent enzymes. In breast tissue, an abnormal expression of aromatase is considered to be a risk factor for breast cancer. Mushrooms have phytochemicals that can suppress these aromatase/estrogen formations. One study stated that out of their seven vegetable extracts tested, the mushroom’s extract was the most effective in inhibiting the activity of human placental aromatase activity thus helping greatly in the prevention and dissemination of cancer .
- Spinach: The natural bioactive compounds found in spinach, have the ability to minimize oxidative stress and affect genes involved in the metabolism, proliferation, inflammation, and antioxidant defense. It can also minimize food intake by stimulating the secretion of satiety hormones. All these biological activities contribute to the anti-cancer, anti-obesity, hypoglycemic, and hypolipidemic properties of spinach .
- Turmeric: Laboratory studies on cancer cells have shown that curcumin, the main active ingredient in tumeric has the potential to kill cancer cells and prevent more from growing. It showed best effects on breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells . Another great study found curcumin to be able to inhibit the proliferation of colon cancer cells as well as potentiates the effects of chemotherapy treatments by decreasing cancer cells viability and proliferation .
If you can get all the ingredients in their organic form, that would be ideal. But, if not… You should get ingredients like spinach, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, and mushrooms in their organic form since it’s known for them to be especially high in toxins if bought in the conventional form .
Don’t hesitate to give this recipe a try. We hope you and your family can enjoy it for a healthy breakfast or Sunday brunch!
Low-Carb Curried Tofu Scramble With Mushrooms, Cauliflower, Broccoli & Spinach
- 1 block tofu firm or extra firm, pressed and drained
- 3-4 tbsp olive oil extra virigin
- 1 onion small, diced
- 1 red pepper large, diced
- 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1/2 cups cauliflower florets
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 2-3 cups spinach fresh
- 1/4 tsp hymalaian pink salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 cup green onions sliced
- In a nonstick frying pan warm the olive oil and add the onion, green onion, red bell pepper, and mushrooms.
- Add the broccoli and cauliflower florets and cook on medium to high heat for about 7 minutes.
- Then, stir in the baby spinach, diced tofu and all the seasonings (turmeric powder, curry powder, garlic powder, cumin, paprika and salt and pepper to taste).
- Cook for about 3-5 minutes and breakfast is ready to serve.
Recipe Adapted From: https://www.staceyhomemaker.com/tofu-scramble-recipe/
Camila Pierson is a nutritionist who also holds a Master Health Coach Certification through Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. She has 8 years of experience leading lifestyle changes. Her previous work includes being a nutritionist, as well as a trained lifestyle coach for the CDC diabetes prevention program.
Camila is passionate about helping people meet their wellness goals. With her knowledge, she is also able to create delicious and nutritious anticancer recipes at AntiCancer360.