Macro energy bowl

Macro energy bowl.
Macro energy bowl. Photo: Paul Cutter

This raw vegetable and tofu dish delivers an energy boost at lunchtime.


10g wakame seaweed

100g tofu cut into chunks

1 carrot, grated

2 zucchini, grated

2 handfuls alfalfa

1 cup shredded cabbage

2 shiitake mushrooms


1 tablespoon tamari

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 tablespoons mirin


Soak wakame seaweed in warm water for a few minutes until hydrated, then drain the water. I like to saute the tofu until crispy in a little olive oil before serving. Arrange all the ingredients, including the seaweed, into serving bowls. Combine dressing and pour over the salad just before eating.

Nutrition per serve: protein, 10.2 grams; carbs, 8.1 grams; total fat, nine grams (saturated, 1.2 grams); kilojoules, 684. Gluten-free, low GI, protein-rich.