Soups and Salads
Gut Loving Coleslaw
This recipe is a great one for adding fibre into your diet and boosting the good bacteria in your gut. It is keto friendly and a good way to introduce young people to kimchi, rather than having spoonfuls of it straight onto your plate… start with smaller quantities to get them used to the taste. You could also try and add in ¼ of currants, for a sweet/sour contrast, this is also delicious!
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1/3 a head of cabbage (or ½ a small cabbage)
1 ½ tbsps olive oil
1 tbsp coconut aminos
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
Pinch Himalyan salt
½ cup of kimchi
¼ cup walnuts (optional)
Finely chop your cabbage and place in a large bowl. Add in your olive oil, coconut aminos, seeds and a pinch of salt. Gently massage the cabbage for a minute, you will notice it softens slightly.
Grate your carrots and add into the bowl mixing well.
Finely add in your kimchi of choice. Mix together well and spoon into a serving bowl. Garnish with your walnuts if using.
Serve alongside your choice of protein for a complete meal.
You could use red cabbage for added colour.
Swap the seeds for sesame seeds or cashew nuts.
Seeds that have been soaked and then dried can be easier to digest, esp if you experience gut issues, I have done this for the seeds used in this salad, but you do not have to.