photo of tofu tomato cucumber chives and rice

Tofu Power Bowl

Short on time to make dinner? Soy what? With a little organization, you can enjoy this plant-based power bowl and others within minutes. Its colorful-filled ingredients each come packed with their own unique health benefits that help you live your best life.

Get ahead on meal prep by making a large batch of tofu to mix and match in your dishes throughout the week. While you are chopping veggies to add to your bowl, store additional portions to pair with your favorite dip for easy snacking. Don’t forget to also keep the fridge stocked with ready-to-go staple items such as whole grains, making mealtime a breeze. Then, whip out the leftovers and transform them into new creative dishes in a pinch. Cook once and eat again, and again! Best of all, this hearty bowl is topped with a tangy dressing that can also get made in larger quantities to use on salads or veggies. If you don’t have tajin seasoning, don’t sweat it! Recreate it using chipotle, salt, and an extra splash of lime juice. Problem solved!

Makes: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 bowl
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients for tofu power bowl

  • ¾ cup extra-firm tofu
  • ¾ cup brown rice
  • 1/3 cup cucumbers
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 tbsp chives

Dressing for tofu power bowl:

  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp tajin seasoning
  • ¼ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of paprika

Directions for tofu power bowl

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Press tofu with paper towel to remove excess liquid. Slice tofu into 1-inch cubes.
  3. On lined baking sheet, place tofu. Roast until golden. Approximately 20 minutes.
  4. In a medium pot, cook rice according to instructions.
  5. In a small bowl, add lime juice, tajin, sesame oil, olive oil, and paprika. Mix until fully incorporated.
  6. On cutting board, dice cucumber, half tomatoes, and mince chives. Set aside
  7. In medium bowl, put bed of rice. Top with tofu, cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, and chives.
  8. Add dressing when ready to serve. Enjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 519kcal
  • carbohydrates: 52g
  • fat: 24.4g
  • fiber: 7.5g
  • potassium: 203mg
  • protein: 22.5g
  • saturated fat: 3.5g
  • sodium: 253mg
  • sugar: 6.5g
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