Gingered Bok Choy and Tofu Stir-Fry
Dark leafy bok choy is a highly nutritious cruciferous vegetable that can be found in well-stocked groceries. Keep an eye out for light-green baby bok choy, which are a bit more tender but carry a similar flavor. Choy means “cabbage” in Chinese.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 3
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon ginger root, minced
1 (14-ounce block) firm or extra-firm tofu, well pressed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 head bok choy or 3–4 small baby bok choy
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon sesame oil
In shallow pan, whisk together soy sauce, lemon or lime juice, and ginger. Cut tofu into cubes and marinate for at least 1 hour. Drain, reserving marinade.
In a large skillet or wok, sauté tofu in olive oil for 3–4 minutes.
Carefully add reserved marinade, bok choy, and sugar, stirring well to combine.
Cook, stirring, for 3–4 more minutes, or until bok choy is done.
Drizzle with sesame oil, and serve over rice.
PER SERVING Calories: 270 | Fat: 18g | Sodium: 1190mg | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fiber: 5g | Protein: 22g
It's Easy Being Green!
Learn to love your leafy greens! Pound for pound and calorie for calorie, dark, leafy green vegetables are the most nutritious food on the planet! Try a variety of greens:bok choy, collard greens, spinach, kale, mustard greens, Swiss chard, and watercress. When you find one or two that you like, sneak it in as many meals as you can!