Sweet Garlic Tofu and Broccoli Bowl

The easiest tofu and broccoli sesame bowl by Alavita Prenatal Nutrition

Because sometimes we all need extra delicious, without too much effort, we bring you this Sweet Garlic and Broccoli Bowl.

Note: This recipe calls for farro, an heirloom variety of wheat berry that’s particularly filled with satisfying fiber. (Expecting mamas, fiber is your ticket to get things moving ;) If you don’t have farro on hand, any whole grain like quinoa or brown rice would be just as good.

For you breastfeeding mamas, this recipe can be gobbled one handed and will tame that hangry beast in your belly.

It may look like a lot of steps - but don’t be fooled. Each step is super simple and the whole thing can be ready in under an hour.

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Sweet Garlic Tofu and Broccoli Bowl


  • 1 (14-ounce) package extra firm organic tofu

  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup farro, uncooked (brown rice, quinoa, or other whole grain works too)

  • 2 heads broccoli, chopped into florets

  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar

  • 1/2 cup tamari

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • Green onion + sesame seeds for garnish


For the tofu:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Wrap tofu in paper towels and set a heavy book or pot on top for ~15 minutes to press out extra water (this helps it get crispy).

  3. Cut tofu into 1" cubes & toss in olive oil. Spread cubes in single layer on baking sheet, then bake for 20 minutes. Flip cubes and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

For the farro:

  1. Bring 1 cup farro to a boil with 3 cups water.

  2. Lower heat and simmer for 40 minutes.

  3. Drain and rinse.

For the broccoli: 

  1. Steam broccoli for ~5 minutes, just until it starts to get it turns bright green. You’re going for crisp, not mushy. (Tip: steam broccoli over the boiling farro).

For the sauce:

  1. Whisk coconut sugar, tamari and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat for ~5 min, until coconut sugar is dissolved.

Make your bowl:

  1. Toss half of the sauce with the tofu. 

  2. Dish farro into bowls, then top with broccoli and saucy tofu.

  3. Pour remaining sauce over top of the bowls, then garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.

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