Many people cringe just by the thought of it, but one who is aiming for a healthy diet should consider tofu objectively. Because it has all the benefits of yogurt, without the lactose, and is as versatile as eggs or flour.
Tofu is a solid form of bean curd.
It is tasteless and a bit formless by itself, but it is considered the chameleon of the health food world.
It can be grilled into a serviceable hamburger alternative, or whipped into a natural cream substitute.
Tofu absorbs the taste of whatever food is cooked together with, so the possibilities are endless.
If you want to experience tofu as painlessly as possible, when you next go to a good Chinese restaurant you could try a stir-fry which contains tofu. When stir-fried with other foods and seasoned well, you may think tofu looks and tastes like a good fried egg. If you like it, you can then try it in another dish.