Standout Beauty Nutrient: 144 mcg of vitamin K, or 197% RDA.

Beauty Benefits: The vitamin K in spinach helps prevents the calcification of elastin, part of the skin’s structural system. Healthy elastin helps prevent wrinkles. Its anti-inflammatory properties keep the skin nourished and glowing.

Bonus Nutrients: This dish offers a source of protein, without a high “aging fat” content that meats with protein sometimes have. The tofu can help with tissue repair.



  • 2 tablespoon Orange Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger – minced
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Fresh Garlic – minced
  • 12 ounces Silken Extra Firm Tofu – light
  • 2 cup Radish Daikon – sliced
  • 2 cup Carrots – small dice
  • 2 cup Shitake – de stemmed
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 4 cup Spinach – de stemmed
  • 1 tablespoon, 2 teaspoon Canola Oil
  • ¼ cup Light Soy Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine and mix in small bowl first 7 ingredients.  Cut tofu long way in half and then each half cross ways into 8 equal size slices creating 16 pieces.
  • Place in bowl and gently toss until all tofu is well covered.  Remove from marinade, place on non-stick baking sheet, bake for 20 minutes, remove and set aside.  Save marinade.
  • While tofu is baking, add 1 tablespoon oil to sauté pan, heat and stir fry carrots, daikon and shitake mushrooms until just tenderseasoning with half the salt and half the black pepper while cooking.
  • Once tender, remove, set aside, in same pan add remaining 1 tablespoon of canola oil with fresh garlic and cook garlic until fragrant but not brown – about 1 minute.
  • Add spinach, remaining salt and pepper and toss until spinach is wilted, remove and set aside.  Add and heat reserved 1 teaspoon oil, add tofu and gently sear about 1 minute each side drizzling 1 tablespoon of reserved marinade over top of tofu on each side.
  • Remove and serve with wilted spinach and stir fried vegetables.
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Recipe developed by Cleveland Clinic Lifestyle 180 program. This is a Go! Food, which meets beautifying nutritional criteria.