Tempeh soy plant protein probiotic
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Tempeh is made of fermented soybeans. It is a very nutritious plant-based food - high in protein (about 16g/100g of tempeh), iron (about 3mg/100g) and probiotics...

Tempeh and tofu are both excellent options if you want to eat more plant-based high protein foods. Tempeh has a heartier and nuttier taste compared to tofu, and costs around $15 per kilo in Australia. It can now be commonly found in the vegetarians refrigerated section of independent or major supermarkets in Australia. If you love it and cannot often find it, it can be frozen.


How do I prepare tempeh?

Tempeh needs to be cooked but is easy and quick to prepare. It's a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to animal-foods. A few ways to prepare tempeh include:

• Slice in 1cm thick pieces and fry until golden on each side. Then add to salads, roasted veggies or eat as is. These ‘strips’ also make yummy snacks for adults, kids and babies.

• Cut up chunks and roll them in breadcrumbs and dried herbs and spices (as you would a schnitzel) and pop them in the oven for 30 minutes.

• Crumble into fine pieces and add to a pan (with oil) to cook before adding veggies in a stir-fry. Or cook separately and add on top (as you would chicken etc).

• Fry or BBQ a tempeh steak as a plant-based alternative to a burger patty


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