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Recipe: Delicious Tofu and Meat Patties

In Babies, Health & Nutrition on November 22, 2017 - 09:53

Nutritional benefits of tofu for babies and growing children

Beyond its soft exterior, tofu packs a host of nutrients that are essential in our children’s diet.
Besides steamed tofu or adding tofu into soup for that quick and healthy dinner, how about creating delicious tofu and meat patties for extra proteins and vitamins? Try this simple tofu and meat patties recipe that works great for babies who self-feed by practising Baby Led Weaning (BLW), or simply serve with grains like rice or noodles at meal times.

How about some tofu finger food? Tofu offers proteins, calcium, fibre, iron and other nutrients which support healthy child development.


Nutrient-dense tofu is rich in vitamins and minerals such as proteins, manganese, calcium, selenium to name a few. Manganese and selenium are necessary for brain development and essential in supporting children’s growth. In addition, Manganese is a component of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), and selenium is an antioxidant – both minerals work to protect against free radical damage.

This soy-based food is also suitable for children who are vegans and vegetarians. Soy also contains polyphenols known as isoflavones, and research suggests that they may be able to help protect against cancer.

Allergy to tofu and soy

When introducing new food to your child, parents often take on the 3-day trial approach, where new foods are consumed for three days consecutively to observe for any allergy reactions.

Common symptoms of a food allergy includes:

  • Eczema
  • Hives
  • Swelling of lips, face or other body parts
  • Wheezing or breathing difficulties
  • Flushing
  • Vomiting

Besides the above reactions, severe symptoms may include loss of consciousness, so do seek medical attention immediately.



These tofu and meat patties are deliciously healthy for the little ones!

Tofu and Meat Patties Recipe


  • 1/4 portion of Tofu, drained and mashed
  • 50g Minced Pork, drained
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 10pcs Kale leaves, washed and chopped roughly (feel free to replace with other vegetables such as carrots or spinach)

Seasoning for meat (optional):

  • Sprinkles of McCormick Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce


  1. Marinate minced meat with seasonings, cover bowl with cling wrap and set aside in fridge for 30 minutes. Omit salt if your child is under one year old.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix kale, tofu and minced onion. Drain any liquid and cover bowl with cling wrap and set aside in fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes, drain liquids from both bowls. Mix ingredients together.
  4. Heat pan over medium fire. Add olive oil/butter onto pan. Using a spoon or by hand, shape the mixture into desired shape and size, and gently place them onto pan.
  5. Pan fry till golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving your child.

We hope your child enjoys these simple yet nutritious tofu meat patties that pack a punch! Healthy eating habits begin at home, and parents play an important role when it comes to our children’s diet, so we can raise healthy, world-ready children together!

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In Babies, Health & Nutrition on November 22, 2017 - 09:53










  • 湿疹
  • 荨麻疹
  • 嘴唇、脸部或其他身体部位肿胀
  • 哮喘或呼吸困难
  • 脸红
  • 呕吐







  • 1/4份的豆腐,沥干并捣碎
  • 50克碎猪肉,沥干
  • 1/2的小洋葱,切块
  • 10片芥兰菜叶,洗净并稍微切碎(可随意更换其他蔬菜,如胡萝卜或菠菜)


  • 洒上意大利调味料-味好美(McCormick)
  • 1茶匙生抽


  1. 先用调味料腌制肉末,然后用保鲜膜将碗封住放在冰箱中冷藏30分钟。如果您的孩子未满一周岁,请不要放盐。
  2. 将芥兰菜叶、豆腐和碎洋葱混合放入另一碗中。沥干水分并用保鲜膜将碗封住放在冰箱中冷藏30分钟。
  3. 30分钟后将两个碗从冰箱中拿出,沥干水分后混合在一起。
  4. 用中火加热平锅,倒入橄榄油/黄油。用勺子或用手将混合物捏成所需的形状和大小,然后轻轻地放在平锅上。
  5. 将其煎至金黄色。在孩子食用前,请待其稍稍冷却。


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Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies. Good maternal nutrition helps sustain an adequate supply and quality of breast milk. Unnecessary introduction of bottle-feeding, partially or fully, or of other complementary foods and drinks may have a negative impact on breastfeeding, which may be irreversible. Consult your doctor and consider the social and financial implications before deciding to use breast milk substitutes or if you have difficulty breastfeeding. Follow usage, preparation and storage instructions of breast milk substitutes or of other complementary foods and drinks carefully as improper or unnecessary use may pose a health hazard.