We all know going on a diet is challenging. One of the biggest reasons people don’t follow through to achieve their weight loss goals on the Keto diet is the foods they cannot eat and miss.
We have done our research and taken a tally from all the keto’ers out there to compile a list of the most missed foods. In addition we have taken it one step further and found substitute recipes for each of the foods so you can satiate those cravings and succeed on your keto diet.
So buckle in and let’s get started.
Starting us off on our list of the top 6 missed foods voted in by Keto’ers is dumplings.
Unfortunately a lot of Asian foods do not pass the keto tests due to their sauces and carb inclusions like rice and noodles. This also includes the delicious dumpling with the skin of the dumpling usually including a wheat flour.
Fortunately for the keto community, Liz from alittlebitofketo.com has found the perfect substitute for Pork and Ginger Dumplings.
Liz even goes as far as providing meal suggestions for the dumplings, like accompanied with cauliflower rice or even using the fillings as meatballs in a soup. Suffice to say, Liz has got your Asian food fix all covered.
Serves: Approximate 9 dumplings
- 500g pork mince
- 1/4 cup of almond or pecan flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. garlic
- 1 Tbsp. ginger
- 1 -2 Tbsp of chopped chives (depending on your taste)
- 3 tsp. salt
- Pepper to taste
- 1 large cabbage
- Remove the core from the large cabbage with a sharp knife and place the cabbage with the core facing down in a large pot with about 2 inches of water. Cover the pot and steam the cabbage for approximately 10 minutes (time will vary depending on the size of the cabbage). The goal here is to steam and loosen the leaves of the cabbage. NOTE: you will not use the entire cabbage but it is important to steam the cabbage as a whole so the leaves are useable. Try pre-planning an extra use for the remainder of the cabbage like stir-frying it with bacon – it’s delish!
- While the cabbage is steaming, place the pork, almond/pecan flour, egg, garlic, ginger, chives, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and combine well. For more flavour try spicing it up with some chilli or coriander.
- Once the cabbage is ready remove from the pot and pat dry. Carefully remove the top layers of the cabbage without tearing them. Place them on a dish cloth. Using about a heaped tablespoon of pork mixture per dumpling, fold them into a little package. For a video instruction on folding the dumplings visit Liz’s recipe page here.
- Grab your steamer and line with baking paper. Place your dumplings in the steamer and cook for approximately 20 minutes (again time will vary depending on the size of your dumplings).
- To test if ready, slice one of the bigger dumplings in half to see if the dumplings are cooked through.
Photo and Recipe Credit: https://alittlebitofketo.com/post/ginger-pork-cabbage-dumplings