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I am wondering what dishes would fit into a low carb type of eating?
Most kimchi’s are low carb.
Most of the vegetarian dishes can be made low carb. Just watch how much sugar you use. Lots of the side dishes can also be low carb.
This dish is a great low carb main dish with lots of protien. http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/dotorimukmuchim
I follow a low carb diet, and I find it much easier to find low carb korean dishes compared to low carb dutch dishes.
I am from the netherlands and almost all of our usual food is mixed with some kind of starch (potatoes, breads, rice dishes).
Korean food is much easier because they often serve rice seperately and your main dish can be low carb.
Of course you won’t be able to enjoy noodle dishes and fried rice dishes on a low carb diet, but there are so many other dishes to choose from that will go great with a low carb diet.
The main thing to take into mind is how many carbs you want in your day.
If it’s 20 grams of carbs max your choices will be limited to marinated meats and small portions of vegetables.
If you are aiming for 40-60 grams, you get to enjoy a wide range of dishes;
-kimchi (make it without flour, sugar, pear and carrots, also don’t use artifical sweetener since kimchi will be fermenting and I have read that artificial sweetener goes all weird/yucky when used in fermenting kimchi)
The kimchi will still taste great after you leave these things out, my low carb kimchi tastes the same as storebought (chongga brand).
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/dwaejigogibokkeum in this recipe you can substite natural brown sugar with no-carb artificial sweetener (special type for cooking) or you can leave it out entirely.
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/godeungeo-jorim same subsitution as with recipe above
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/kkongchijorim same as above
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/dakbokkeumtang same as above and leave out the potatoes
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/kongbiji-jjigae this is fine as it is.
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/soondubu-jjigae this is also fine without changes.
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/uhmook-bokkeum substitute or leave out sugar, also it really matters which fishcakes you get since some are full of starch and others are more high quality and contain more fish.
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/gaji-namul one of my favorites, and fine as it is.
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/ojinguh-bokkeum make this dish with the carrots (is fine once in a while, I just count the carbs in it) and I leave out the sugar. But you can substitute it if you like.
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/kimchi-jjigae same trick with the sugar.
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/dakjjim you can leave out the starch noodles or substitute them with Konnyaku noodles, leave out the rice syrup, you can substite the sugar with cooking grade no-carb artificial sweetener or leave it out.
Furthermore leave out the potatoes and it is up to you if you want to keep in the carrots or leave them as well.
After all of this, it still tastes great.
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/dububuchim-yangnyeomjang these tofu sidedishes are really easy, and with both of these you can leave out the sugar or substitute it with no-carb artificial sweetener.
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/kimchiguk the only thing here is the sugar, subsitute or leave it out.
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/eomukguk point it to get high quality low starch content fish cakes, and ofcourse again the sugar.
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/tofu-stew-doenjang-chigae leave out the potato
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/maeuntang is fine as it is.
-http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/sigumchi-namul one of my favorites, and fine as it is.
I have made all of the above dishes with succes,
If you have any concerns towards the healthiness of these dishes;
I have lost 26 kilo’s of bodyweight (or 57 pounds), and my bloodwork is outstanding (I have no cholesterol problems and the like).
Thanks Yvonne84 for your hard work in ferreting out these low-carb recipes or recipes that we can use a substitute for!
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