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KETO LAZY TOM YUM SOUP

Keto Tom Yum Soup

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Keto Tom Yum Soup (also called Tom Yam) is one of my favorites.

While shopping the other day I noticed that many soup companies offer Tom Yum broth, found in the soup section.  The Keto Lazy Tom Yum Soup is often inexpensive, low in sodium, low in fat, low in sugar.  Campbell’s offers Chicken Thai broth that also works.  Buying a prepared version is cheaper than buying all the ingredients to make Tom Yum soup unless you plan on eating it more regularly.   Just make sure the broth is KETO, meaning free of wheat/grain-based ingredients.

Keto Tom Yum Soup is a type of hot and sour soup, most often cooked with shrimp or chicken.  It possesses 3 distinctive flavors — sweet, spicy, and sour. While originally from Thailand, this soup is also made today in Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants and homes.  The words “tom yam” come from two Thai words with tom meaning boiling and yam referring to a Thai spicy and sour salad.  If you add coconut milk to the broth for a creamier version, it’s called Tom Ka Gai.  I like both, depending on my mood and appetite.

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE FOR KETO TOM YUM SOUP?

Galangal for Keto Tom Yum Soup

The flavour of this Keto Tom Yum Soup is both sour and spicy.  It is usually made with a soup base, a paste called nam prik pao, made from spicy chilies.  Nowadays, name prik pao is not used as often.  Water and herbs like lemongrass, galangal, garlic, shrimp paste, and kaffir lime leaves are added to the broth.  A form of protein like shrimp or chicken is added and sometimes with vegetables like bok choy and rice noodles.

Lemon Grass for Keto Tom Yum Soup

This Keto Tom Yum Soup calls for lemon grass. Is lemon grass healthy?  Lemongrass is a popular herb that is widely used in Asian cuisine. Not only is it delicious, but it also boasts a range of health benefits. One of the main benefits of lemongrass is that it contains antioxidants, which can help to neutralize free radicals in the body that can cause damage to cells and contribute to the development of diseases like cancer. Additionally, lemongrass has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce inflammation in the body and alleviate pain and discomfort.

Lemongrass is also known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties, which means it can be effective in fighting off infections. It may also help to lower cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar levels, making it a great choice for those with diabetes or at risk of heart disease.

Furthermore, lemongrass is a natural diuretic, which means it can help to flush toxins from the body and improve kidney function. It may also help to improve digestion and relieve symptoms of bloating, constipation, and indigestion.

Overall, the multitude of health benefits that lemongrass provides makes it an excellent addition to any diet. Whether you use it in cooking or enjoy it as a tea, incorporating lemongrass into your daily routine can have a positive impact on your health and well-being.

WHAT NON-ALC WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO TOM YUM SOUP?

With the predominant flavors of this Keto Tom Yum Soup being tanginess and spiciness, you are best to choose a wine with a hint of sweetness.  The non alcoholic wine’s sweetness will offset that tanginess and the heat and spice creating a bridge between the wine and food. But in following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up sugars or carbs on a glass of wine.  You have a couple of options. Drink whatever non-alc wine you like (as long as it’s bone dry) and don’t worry about pairing the wine to dish. Enjoy your wine the way you like it. If you like to create harmony between the non alcoholic wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the wine to offset the heat and spice.  Add a pinch of monk fruit sweetener to your glass of NA white wine. 

Choose a white like Riesling or Gewurztraminer or a pink rose. These varieties taste great when bone dry or sweet.  So they will take well to the added sweetener.  

Zero Alcohol Wine Tips: 

ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

WHAT OTHER KETO LAZY RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?

KETO LOW-CARB FRESH SALMON AND PASTA

KETO LOW-CARB FRESH SALMON AND PASTA

Sunflower Seed Risotto

Big Mac Salad

Fresh Pasta Salmon

Apple Butter Ribs

One Pot Pasta

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED TO PREPARE THIS RECIPE?

Equipment Needed:

  • Blender or food processor
  • Large stockpot
  • Cooking spoon or spatula
  • Serving bowls

CAN YOU ADD NOODLES TO THIS DISH?

Zoodles for Keto Tom Yum Soup

You can use Keto almond flour based noodles or even zoodles in your Keto Lazy Tom Yum Soup. 

HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO PASTA AND NOODLES?

The Keto Tom Yum Soup recipe does not call for noodles. However, you may desire some. The best Keto pasta noodles are made from the ingredients of almond flour, xanthan gum, psyllium husks, and eggs. These noodles are far more nutritious and healthy than the 2 ingredient Keto noodles made from mozzarella cheese and egg yolks.

Here is a video to show you how easy it is to make these noodles: 

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Keto Tom Yum Soup

KETO TOM YUM SOUP


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Discover the delicious and keto-friendly Tom Yum Soup recipe. Made with low-sodium broth, it’s a flavorful and healthy option.

 

 


Ingredients

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Tom Yum Paste:

1 teaspoon tamarind juice (from the soaked tamarind paste)

1015 dried red chilies (soaked, sliced, seeds removed)

3 fresh red chilies (sliced into 1/4-inch pieces)

3 stalks lemongrass (white portion, thinly sliced)

5 small shallots

1-inch galangal (grated)

5 kaffir lime leaves (stems removed, julienned)

2 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener (to taste)

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon dried shrimp (optional)

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Tom Yum Soup Base Recipe:

4 cups chicken stock

1 tablespoon Tom Yum paste* (recipe below)

1 stalk lemongrass (lower 1/3 part finely minced), plus upper parts of the stalk

4 cloves garlic, minced

3 kaffir lime leaves, chopped (available at Asian food stores)

Juice from 1/2 lime juice

1 tablespoon monk fruit sweetener (to taste)

Tom Yum Soup

4 cups Tom Yum soup base*

lb skinless chicken breasts, diced

1/2 teaspoon dried crushed chilies

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced thinly

1 red bell pepper, sliced

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (add more or less to taste)

1 teaspoon monk fruit sweetener

Juice from one lime

1/3 cup fresh coriander, roughly chopped


Instructions

  • *To make tom yum paste, place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Transfer paste to a sterilized glass jar. 
  • Store in the refrigerator.
  • To make soup stock, in a large stockpot, add chicken stock and Tom Yum paste and heat on medium-high. 
  • Pour lemongrass, including the upper parts of the stalk that you didn’t mince.
  • Boil 5 to 6 minutes or until fragrant. 
  • Reduce heat to low and let simmer.
  • Add garlic, lime leaves, lime juice, and sweetener. 
  • Simmer for another 5 minutes. (remove lemongrass stalks before serving.)
  • To make soup, in a large stockpot, add soup and heat on medium-high.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Add chicken, chilies, garlic, mushrooms, and peppers. Let simmer.   
  • Add coconut milk. Taste test, adding fish sauce as desired.
  • Add sweetener and lime juice. (Add more coconut milk if you want your soup creamier.) 
  • Simmer for a minute. 
  • Transfer to serving bowls.  
  • Garnish each bowl with fresh coriander. 

Notes

  • The recipe is based on the keto version and is approximate only.  One serving has 4 grams of net carbs.  This does not include the nutritional values for the noodles if you choose to add them.
  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.)
  • The recipe baking temperature and time is an estimate.  Follow your own oven’s temperature and cooking time. It takes a gas oven 10-15 minutes to reach the desired temperature. Electric ovens can take 10 minutes longer than that.  The age of your oven will also determine the temperature, time for roasting or baking, and where you want to place your dish in the oven.  The bottom of your oven may be hotter than the top, depending on its condition.  This also includes where to set your dish under the broiler.  So use your own best judgment based on the type, condition, and age of your oven.  Prep times will also vary depending on how slow or quickly you like to work. 
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: KETO LAZY
  • Method: SIMMERING
  • Cuisine: LUNCH, BRUNCH, DINNER

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 100
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 180
  • Fat: 6
  • Saturated Fat: 3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 7
  • Cholesterol: 15

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