Foods I Love Right Now: Kimchi

Hi Three to Five Tribe! There have been a handful of foods I have fallen in love with over the years: Brussel Sprouts, purple asparagus, Keto ice cream, Himalayan Salt, nutritional yeast, broccoli, and fat bombs just to name a few. Recently, I have been on a quest to find foods that support healthy digestion which has lead me to ACV and now Kimchi.


 Kimchi

What is Kimchi?

Kimchi is a traditional side dish and staple of Korean cuisine. Most commonly made from Napa cabbage, radishes, sea salt, onion, garlic, ginger and red chili powder, kimchi is has a distinct, yet addictively tangy taste. Some kimchi, like my favorite from Trader Joe’s, even includes a hint of fish sauce. (Yum!)

Side Note: If fishy flavors are not your thing, then I recommend trying a different brand of Kimchi.

Health Benefits of Kimchi

Although kimchi is loaded with vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron and vitamins A and B, I love it for another reason. Kimchi is great for digestion! Kimchi is created by fermentation, which gives kimchi a healthy dose of good gut bacteria, lactobacillus, which aid in digestion.

How can I enjoy Kimchi?

Kimchi can be enjoyed on its own, but lately I have been enjoying one (or two) scoops with my breakfast: 2 eggs + bacon + spinach + 1-2 heaping scoops of kimchi = Delish!

Remember: When it comes to fermented foods, less is more. Your body doesn’t need a large amount to reap all of the benefits, but feel free to eat as much, or as little as you like.


If you haven’t tried kimchi, then I highly recommend you give it a try and if you don’t like it just give me your jars, I’ll take them! If you already enjoy kimchi, how do you enjoy it? Do you like it on its own as a side, with a specific dish? I want to know, so please tell me in the comments below.

Enjoying kimchi three to five spoonfuls at a time,
-ox

 

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