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9 Ways To Add Fermented Foods To Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

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.

Corned Beef Kimchi Fried Rice

Corned Beef Kimchi Fried Rice | Photo by Chef John

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.

Chorizo Breakfast Burritos

Chorizo Breakfast Burritos | Photo by Okinawan Princess

 

2. Slip a forkful into lunch wraps and sandwiches.

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian Lettuce Wraps | Photo by Chefd

 

3. Add some kimchi or sauerkraut to grilled cheese sandwiches.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Sandwich | Photo by Buckwheat Queen

 

4. Make this tofu soup with fermented miso paste.

Pumpkin and Tofu Miso Soup

Photo by Linda T.

 

5. Add sauerkraut to coleslaws and potato salads.

Sauerkraut Salad

Photo by Caroline C

 

6. Stir a forkful of fermented veggies into sauces for salmon, tuna, or crab fish cakes. Easy and delicious.

Chef John's Fresh Salmon Cakes

Chef John's Fresh Salmon Cakes | Photo by Chef John

 

7. Add a few forkfuls of kimchi to stir-fries and rice bowls.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice |Photo by bd.weld

 

8. Top off green salads with fermented veggies.

Almond Mandarin Salad

Almond Mandarin Salad | Photo by SunnyByrd

 

9. We didn't forget the dogs! Add kimchi or kraut to hot dogs and burgers.

Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Chicago-Style Hot Dog | Photo by NobodysGirl

 

Once you start adding fermented foods to recipes, you realize there’s kind of no limit.

 

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