Sesame Baked Tofu

Serves 6

COST: $0.51

Per 4-oz. serving

Calories: 93

Fat: 6g

Carbohydrates: 3g

Protein: 8g

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 1g

Sodium: 418mg

1⁄4 cup soy sauce (low sodium)

2 tablespoons sesame oil

3⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder

1⁄2 teaspoon ginger powder

2 blocks extra-firm tofu, well pressed

Whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger powder and transfer to a wide, shallow pan. Slice the tofu into 1⁄2-inch-thick strips or triangles. Place the tofu in a plastic bag, pour the marinade in, seal, and set in the fridge. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet well with nonstick spray or olive oil, or line with foil. Place tofu on sheet.
Bake for 20–25 minutes, turn over, then bake for another 10–15 minutes or until done.

Marinating Tofu
For marinated baked tofu dishes, a zipper-top bag can be helpful in getting the tofu well covered with marinade. Place the tofu in the bag, pour the marinade in, seal, and set in the fridge, turning and lightly shaking occasionally to coat all sides of the tofu.