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15-Minute Tofu Stir-Fry

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 339
Protein 22g
Fat 22g
Carbs 11g
Total Time 20 minutes

This tofu stir fry recipe packs a lot of flavor, protein, and veggies into one satisfying and healthy dish! Get your paper towels ready because the delicious stir fry sauce will tempt you to eat it as is! If you are watching your salt intake, you can use low sodium soy sauce instead. If you’re allergic to soy or gluten, you can use coconut aminos which can usually be found at your local Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. Among my stir fry recipes, this is one of the easiest and tastiest.

 

When you stirfry tofu, you want to make sure the pan is hot. Tofu takes on the flavor of the sauce ingredients it sits in, so whether you use a garlic sauce or my tasty sauce mix, you’ll want it to be firm enough to handle it. A couple of drips of sesame oil will give it a nutty toasted flavor. The tofu cubes should hold their shape, creating an interesting mix of textures and flavors when mixed with different vegetables. You can also throw everything into an instant pot for a braised version.

 

This tofu recipe can be stored for leftovers and goes great on top of brown rice. If you’re looking for an even healthier keto option, then try it on top of riced cauliflower. Feel free to add bell peppers, baby corn, snap peas, shredded carrots, and even broccoli for different flavors. You could make a large batch to be portioned out for weeknight meals or lunch prep.

 

If you enjoyed this tofu stir fry recipe, please send me a message or drop me a comment below. I would love to hear how my recipes have changed your ideas of what healthy food could be. To me, nothing is more important than making it easy for you to reach your weight loss and fitness goals while also eating tasty and filling food. Be happy and healthy!

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15-Minute Tofu Stir-Fry

Ingredients

Ingredients for 2 servings

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 15oz extra firm tofu, chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chopped asparagus spears
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • Sauce
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
    • 2 tablespoons sriracha
    • 2 teaspoons arrowroot starch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds for garnish
  • Garnish
    • Fresh lime
    • green onions
Steps
  1. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside. Taste the sauce before adding in the arrowroot.  If you prefer it to be less salty, add fresh lime or more rice vinegar to taste.
  2. Set a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat.  Add tofu cubes and sear for 5 to 7 minutes until the edges are brown.
  3. Toss in the veggies and shake the pan around so everything is coated in oil and the veggies begin to sear as well. Cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until the veggies begin to soften, we want them crisp-tender.
  4. Reduce the heat and pour in the sauce.  The sauce should immediately thicken so shake the pan to coat the ingredients in the sauce.
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and add sesame oil.  Shake the skillet to toss and then garnish.
  6. Enjoy this with jasmine rice or brown rice.  Since it is the fall season, I enjoyed mine with leftover winter squash. AMAZING!

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Calories
339
Protein
22g
Fat
22g
Carbs
11g
Sodium
-
Fiber
4g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.