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Low Sodium Orange Tofu Recipe (Vegetarian, Vegan)

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This Low Sodium Orange Tofu is a great vegan alternative to orange chicken, without the salt! A healthy gluten free high protein vegan dinner.  This tofu is fantastic to serve with vegetable stir fry and some freshly steamed sticky rice.

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We absolutely love this easy low sodium orange tofu recipe – it’s bright, flavorful, and SO good with your favorite sauteed veggies. Orange chicken used to be a favorite of mine growing up – but there is SO much sodium in restaurant/take out recipes… I had to find a way to make it a bit healthier at home without the salt.

To reduce the sodium in this sauce, I used liquid aminos instead of soy sauce. Liquid aminos have a fraction of the sodium, but still a ton of the great flavor of soy sauce. We always keep a few bottles of this in our pantry!  It gives a great umami flavor to the orange tofu, with a reduced amount of sodium.  Trying to keep it healthier this year!

This Low Sodium Orange Tofu Recipe Is:

  • Fresh
  • Bright
  • Vibrant
  • Citrus-y
  • Tangy
  • Sweet
  • Low in Sodium
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free!

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Make Orange Tofu Low Sodium for a Healthier Version

This low sodium orange tofu recipe is a simple meal to make without the salt. I’m all about making recipes low sodium when I can. Low sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around fresh ingredients and bright flavorful spices you can make healthier meals for you and your family. Check out all my low sodium recipes. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

When we say ‘low sodium’ we mean that overall this recipe is much lower in sodium than other recipes you’ll find on the web. Only you and your doctor know the exact amount of sodium that you should consume, so be sure that you are aligned with a medical professional on the right amount for you.  Also, our ingredients may differ from yours, so please double check all your labels before consuming… and this recipe can be a great addition to your happy healthy life.

What’s In This Baked Orange Tofu Recipe?

Garlic, Green Onions, Fresh Ginger Root – I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

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Sheet Pan Tofu Recipes For the Win!

This easy orange tofu is the perfect sheet pan dinner!  I love a good sheet pan meal, especially during these fall months when the weather starts to turn cooler. Cooking on a sheetpan is one of my favorite ways to get a meal on the table fast!  All the food gets cooked on a single pan, which makes cleaning up a breeze. And the oven does all the work for you, so you can focus on other kitchen prep while the food cooks. Sheetpan meals are awesome for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – check out my link here to see other healthy sheet pan meals that are ready in no time!

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How Do I Make No Salt Orange Tofu?

For the Tofu

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, tear the tofu right off the block into large chunks, about 1 square inch.  Place the tofu in the bowl, and toss it with corn starch, sunflower oil, garlic salt, and turmeric. Mix well to combine.
  3. Place coated tofu on the lined sheet pan, and bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway.

For the Sauce

  1. In a large saucepan, add the sunflower oil, garlic, and ginger root. Sauté over low heat for 4-5 minutes until garlic and ginger begin to brown.
  2. Add the liquid aminos, orange juice and chili flakes and bring to a boil.
  3. Whisk in the corn starch to thicken the sauce, and continue to stir over low heat.
  4. Once tofu has finished cooking, toss with the orange sauce. Top with sesame seeds and green onion, and serve with rice and veggies.  Enjoy!

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Get the Same Ingredients for this Low Sodium Vegetarian Orange Chicken Recipe

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

As always, if you make this low sodium tofu recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @lowsorecipes on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of recipe recreations!

Let’s keep in touch – don’t forget to follow over on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook– I’d love to connect with you there! 

 

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Low Sodium Orange Tofu

This Low Sodium Orange Tofu is a great vegan alternative to orange chicken, without the salt! A healthy gluten free high protein vegan dinner.  This tofu is fantastic to serve with vegetable stir fry and some freshly steamed sticky rice.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 207 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Crispy Tofu

  • 1 16- ounce package tofu
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions sliced

For the Low Sodium Orange Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root minced
  • 1 teaspoon liquid aminos or low sodium tamari
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Instructions
 

For the Tofu

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, tear the tofu right off the block into large chunks, about 1 square inch.  Place the tofu in the bowl, and toss it with corn starch, sunflower oil, garlic salt, and turmeric. Mix well to combine.
  • Place coated tofu on the lined sheet pan, and bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway.

For the Sauce

  • In a large saucepan, add the sunflower oil, garlic, and ginger root. Sauté over low heat for 4-5 minutes until garlic and ginger begin to brown.
  • Add the liquid aminos, orange juice and chili flakes and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk in the corn starch to thicken the sauce, and continue to stir over low heat.
  • Once tofu has finished cooking, toss with the orange sauce. Top with sesame seeds and green onion, and serve with rice and veggies.  Enjoy!

Notes

Save Money on Organic Groceries!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 10gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 161mgPotassium: 358mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 221IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 2mg
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