Tofu with Fennel & Saffron


Saffron gives both color and flavor to this exciting vegetarian recipe provided by Itrim, an internationally-recognized weight loss and exercise solution focused on helping people lose weight for good. The Itrim program is now available to all Active Sports Clubs members at our Citigroup and Oakland clubs. Discover a lighter, healthier life. Visit or email to learn more.


1 yellow onion
1 head of broccoli
1⁄2 bulb of fennel
2 red apples
2 tbsp of oil
12 ounces of firm tofu
Pinch of saffron
1⁄2 cup water
Black pepper

1⁄2 bag of mixed lettuce
1⁄4 pomegranate

Palm Portion-Balance
Add 3⁄4 cup of cooked quinoa (red, black or yellow)


1. Peel the onion and cut into wedges. Cut the broccoli into bouquets, slice the fennel thinly, and dice the apples.

2. Heat oil in a pan and soften the onion without letting it brown. Add tofu, broccoli and fennel. Mix apple and saffron towards the end. Add water, mix well, and let the liquid boil away. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Garnish with parsley.

4. Serve with salad.

Palm Portion-Diet:
Serve one palm portion of tofu, 2 fist portions of vegetables and 1 fist portion of salad.

Palm Portion-Balance:
Serve one palm portion of tofu, 2 fist portions of vegetables and, 1 fist portion of salad and 1 fist portion of quinoa.

Recipe used with permission. Source: Itrim Cookbook, First US Edition, Recipes: Itrim employees and members and Mia Gahne, recipe edits and styling: Mia Gahne.