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Bok Choy: Easy Low Carb Side Dish

Bok Choy: Easy Low Carb Side Dish

Leafy greens is one of the cornerstone vegetables of the Slow Carb Diet, and “greens” are starting to take a much higher profile in our meals. Bok Choy is one of those greens that sounds exotic but is actually quick, easy and quite delicious

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Low carb dinner of beef, bok choy and a side of harissa
Low carb dinner of beef, bok choy and a side of harissa

What is Bok Choy Anyway?

Bok Choy is a type of Chinese cabbage that is delicious both raw or cooked. It is easily grown in the garden, particularly duing the cool shoulder seasons of Spring or Fall.

The stems have been likened to celery, but they are not stringy like celery. The leaves are tender and vegetal tasting.

Is it Healthy?

Bok choy is low-calorie, very low carb and packed with vitamins and minerals. One cup contains 1.5 grams carbs and 9 calories

It is high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, and beta-carotene, and is an excellent source of folate, calcium, and vitamin B6.

“Healthy” foods have gotten a bad rap in the past as being tasteless. Bok Choy is one of the easiest, quickest, healthiest and tastiest greens you can cook. Hard to go wrong.

How to Serve or Substitute Flavors

Most greens are wonderful with a generous dollop of butter and some sea salt. A few other favorite ways to serve bok choy include:

  • Serve with a side of harissa sauce
  • Mix it with some cauliflower rice (frozen or freshly made)
  • Spice it up with some ground red peppers
  • Add a bit of fish sauce to add to the umami flavor of the soy sauce

Other Low Carb Vegetable Side Dishes

Low carb vegetable side dish using sprouts, cauliflower and peppers with a garlic-herb butter
Low carb vegetable side dish using sprouts, cauliflower and peppers with a garlic-herb butter

Low Carb Bok Choy

sauteed bok choy & harissa
Bok Choy is one of the easiest, healthiest and tastiest greens to cook. This dish comes together in 10-15 minutes and that includes prep time!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Servings 4
Calories 45
Author dorothy stainbrook

Equipment

  • wok or large skillet
  • sharp knife

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 bunches Bok Choy about 8 cups, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Nutrition

Calories: 45kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 289mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2514IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
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