Recipe: Try this Spinach Tofu Stir-Fry for Dinner

Do you want to try something new for dinner? Try this delicious and healthy tofu recipe from Chef Nicole Spence for a different take on the traditional stir-fry today.

September 05, 2017 | HF Healthy Living Team

Are you in the mood to try something new? Try swapping out your typical protein for a low-fat source like tofu one night. Tofu is an excellent source of protein, iron, calcium, and essential vitamins, and a tofu stir-fry is a delicious way to incorporate a new protein. Tofu is also super absorbent and takes on the flavor of spices and sauces nicely.

Adding more greens like spinach to your diet can help improve your overall health as well. Remember to be careful if you have any food allergies, as tofu is made from fermented bean curd. Check out the recipe below to try this Spinach Tofu Stir-Fry by Chef Nicole Spence.

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Recipe: Spinach Tofu Stir-Fry

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 cups of cooked brown rice
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 14- oz. block of extra firm tofu
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp. grated or minced ginger
  • 10 oz. baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp. of soy sauce or liquid aminos (a gluten-free alternative)
  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil


  1. Heat avocado oil in large skillet over medium heat
  2. Cut tofu into squares and cook for 3–5 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden
  3. Stir in garlic and ginger
  4. Cook for another minute
  5. Toss in the baby spinach and soy sauce
  6. Cook for another two minutes
  7. Combine with rice
  8. Top with sesame seeds, sesame oil, and a little soy sauce or liquid aminos to taste.

Recipe Notes


Nicole Spence
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About Nicole Spence
Nicole Spence is a whole-foods chef who believes that food is medicine. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and trained in Ayurveda, she loves to create beautiful, nourishing, and delicious meals from simple, natural ingredients. Her approach encourages eating with intention and building a healthy relationship with food, and her methods have been highlighted on Centric TV’s “CultureList.” Nicole hopes to heal the world through nutrition, wellness, and spirituality, and she especially advocates for young women battling abuse.

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