Keto-Friendly Thai Dishes for the Health Conscious

Trying to stay on the healthy lane? Lucky for you, you don’t have to say goodbye to delicious food for the rest of your life. With these Keto-friendly Thai dishes, you’ll be able to fill your appetite and still be in perfect shape:

1. Tom Yum

Tom yum soup is a type of hot soup that has a sour and spicy taste. It is typically cooked with shrimp or chicken, alongside a variety of veggies such as tomato and cauliflower. If you want to feel warm in the morning or at night, then whipping up this soup would be a good idea.

2. Garlic Shrimp

Enjoy the savoury and juicy taste of stir-fried shrimps smeared with garlic. You can add pepper and herb to give it a spicy taste. Whether you are hosting a small dinner party or you just want something to munch on at lunch, expect this to satisfy your succulent cravings.

3. Choo Chee Chicken Curry

A surefire favourite in Northern Thailand, choo chee chicken curry is made with grilled chicken, red curry sauce, coconut cream, and lime. Aside from its heavenly taste, this dish is also easy to make. In fact, you only need approximately 15 minutes to create this. It’s a good choice for breakfast for people who are always on the go.

4. Pad Kra Pao Gai

Pad Kra Pao Gai is another stir-fried dish, usually chicken, that comes with Thai holy basil as the primary ingredient, which is enough to give off that pleasant aroma. It also comes with chili peppers and onions for a spicy taste. If you’re not in the mood for chicken, you can change it to shrimp or tofu and the taste would still be divine.

5. Pad Prik King

Pad Prik King is another type of Thai curry that has a drier texture than other curries. It usually comes with red chili peppers, garlic, lemongrass, ginger, lime, and peanut. You can also add coconut milk. Not only does this dish complement veggies and protein food, it’s also low in carbohydrates!

6. Coconut Cauliflower Soup

If you are missing the tropical vibes, this coconut cauliflower soup is the perfect appetizer. The cauliflower proves to be an excellent alternative for meat, making it not only keto-friendly but also vegan-friendly. Not to mention, the addition of shiitake mushrooms makes it all the more “meaty” and undoubtedly satisfying for your belly.

7. Grain-free Beef Bowls

Just as it says, this dish is grain-free! It is also a very easy meal to prepare because you basically just need to throw in some ground beef, chopped Thai basils, diced cucumbers, carrots sliced into ribbons, and chopped tomatoes over cauliflower rice in a bowl. Squeeze some lime juice, add a few red pepper flakes to taste, and you are good to go! It is the perfect easy-to-make full meal. 

Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to give up on eating extraordinary cuisines when you are on a keto diet, and this list of keto-friendly Thai dishes are proof! So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try them without fear! Call Thai Emperor now to book a reservation or order your favourite Keto-friendly Thai dish to go.


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