The health benefits of fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut aren’t much of a secret anymore*. The short story is, fermented veggies contain loads of good stuff, including probiotics, which play a part in maintaining gut health, which has positive health implications beyond the gut.
If you’re looking to slip fermented foods into meals, here are a few ways to get the job done.
Pro Tip: Because fermented foods contain living organisms, when you can, add them to recipes after cooking, like a garnish.
1. Add a little kraut or kimchi to breakfast burritos or scrambles.
2. Slip a forkful into lunch wraps and sandwiches.
3. Add some kimchi or sauerkraut to grilled cheese sandwiches.
4. Make this tofu soup with fermented miso paste.
5. Add sauerkraut to coleslaws and potato salads.
6. Stir a forkful of fermented veggies into sauces for salmon, tuna, or crab fish cakes. Easy and delicious.
7. Add a few forkfuls of kimchi to stir-fries and rice bowls.
8. Top off green salads with fermented veggies.
Once you start adding fermented foods to recipes, you realize there’s kind of no limit.
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