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May 14, 2019

by Alyssa

Meal Prep Chipotle Tofu Quinoa Bowls

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You will love these healthy Chipotle Tofu Quinoa Bowls! This easy recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and meal prep friendly. Easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Meal Prep Quinoa Bowls

I love the idea of meal prepping. It makes total sense to me. Meal prep saves time, it saves money, it helps you stick to your healthy eating. And yet, I still find myself not doing it.

One of my goals for the rest of the spring is to start meal prepping my lunches. I love my smoothies in the morning and dinners I'm happy making for me and Matt, but lunches are where I get stuck. Because I work from home, I just grab whatever is easiest. Lately, it's been avocado toast and fried eggs. Which is fine, but I could do better.

So as I'm writing this, I'm vowing to spend some time each week to prep my lunches. And these chipotle tofu quinoa bowls are definitely getting thrown in the mix!

Chipotle Baked Tofu

How to Make Chipotle Baked Tofu

I've really come to love tofu in the past year. I used to be scared of soy, but I've realized that as long as I'm buying it from a good source (i.e. organic, non-GMO, sprouted), it's totally fine to have in your diet occasionally. It's still not something I would eat every single day, but it's delicious and I love it, so I'm okay with sometimes.

Tofu is inherently very bland. My favorite way to make it flavorful is to toss it in a sauce and then bake it until it's crispy. I usually go in an Asian-inspired direction, but I wanted to change things up and give you something a bit more feisty.

This chipotle baked tofu is a little on the spice side thanks to the adobo sauce, but it's also flavorful. It reminds me of barbeque sauce but with a little more zing. And when the tofu gets baked, the sauce starts to caramelize which makes it taste that much more fuego!

Tofu Quinoa Bowls for Meal Prep

The Easiest Meal Prep Quinoa

I gotta say, this is probably the easiest quinoa bowl recipe we have on the site. You start with the tofu, which is just a block of tofu, cubed and then tossed in our homemade sauce. Then you bake the tofu up, let it cool slightly and assemble your bowls.

Here's what I put inside:

  • Greens (mixed, romaine, spinach, kale, etc.)
  • Cooked quinoa
  • Chopped tomatoes (or salsa)
  • Chopped avocado
  • Baked tofu

And finish it off with a little lime and olive oil. So basically the only thing we're really “making” is the tofu and it just uses one bowl and bakes in about 40 minutes!

Meal Prep Tofu Recipe

Tofu Quinoa Bowls for the WIN!

Why are these the ultimate meal prep recipe? I'll tell ya: they're high in protein, packed with flavor, filling and nutrient dense. They're also packed with antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats.

Basically…they're everything you need in one meal.

So if you haven't jumped on the meal prep train, want to join me? I hope so! Let's vow together to make healthy lunches like this for ourselves. Let's decide to put time on the calendar to do it. It probably won't take more than one hour and we are going to feel SO much better!

If you're going to join me, drop a comment down below and let me know what you're going to make next ????

Chipotle Tofu Quinoa Bowls

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Meal Prep Chipotle Tofu Quinoa Bowls

These healthy meal prep quinoa bowls are packed with protein and flavor. With chipotle baked tofu, avocado, tomatoes and more!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 417kcal
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Tofu Quinoa Bowls for Meal Prep
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for the tofu:

for the bowls:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • Chipotle Tofu
  • 4 cups greens
  • 1 avocado , quartered
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes , chopped
  • Lime
  • Olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cut the tofu into cubes and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the rest of the tofu ingredients. Stir together to form a sauce, thinning with a splash or two of water. Add the cubes of tofu into the bowl and toss everything together. The tofu should be fully coated in the sauce.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the sauce has caramelized on the tofu.
  • Once ready to assemble, divide everything evenly between four bowls or containers (minus the avocado – serve that day of). Just before serving, drizzle with lime juice and some olive oil and enjoy!



Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 990mg | Potassium: 1152mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1680IU | Vitamin C: 43.1mg | Calcium: 455mg | Iron: 4.3mg

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  1. The video included lime juice for the tofu, but the recipe for the tofu sauce did not. I felt the tofu ended up overcooked. I would cook it less or at a lower heat. I prepped the tofu by weighting it down to squeeze out moisture for about 20 minutes. Should I have done that? Also, should the sauce stay on the tofu longer as a marinating process? Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hi! These look sooo good and I plan to try the recipe out soon. However, I’m not a spicy fan. Do you have any suggestions for a tofu sauce without the kick? Thanks in advance!


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