Healthy Cooking for Weight Loss - Tom Yum Gai
Thai Soup Recipe
When I visited the beautiful country of Thailand, I went to a local
restaurant and had some amazing Thai soup. One of the great things
about Thai food is that it is delicious and also very healthy for
you. So, if your goal is to lose weight then this Thai meal is perfect
for you. Today, we will be making one of my favorite Thai soups
called Tom Yum Gai.
The list of healthy ingredients used to make this tasty soup include:
Ingredients in Tom Yum Gai Soup:
Kaffir lime leaves
of these ingredients are going to be put into a wok and then we
are going to make a soup out of it. The name "Tom Yum"
originated from Laos and Thailand and the "Gai" means
chicken. Tom Yum is also made with prawns instead of chicken and
this soup is called "Tom Yum Goong". The great part of
this soup is that its made with very healthy ingredients and a few
of them are rather unique. These ingredients include galangal root,
kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and fish sauce.
Galangal is a root that has a citrusy, piney, earthy aroma with
hints of cedar and soap in the flavor. Galangal resembles ginger
but does not taste anything like it. The kaffir lime is a rough,
bumpy green fruit. The leaves can be used fresh or dried and can
be stored frozen. The coconut milk gives it a little extra thickness
and flavor while still keeping it healthy. Coconut milk is high
in saturated fat but it consists of short-chain and medium-chain
fatty acids that the body quickly turns into energy instead of storing
as fat. So, even though coconut milk is rather high in saturated
fat, it can actually help you lose weight! The chicken is packed
with protein to support and build lean muscle tissue.
Nutritional Breakdown for Tom Yum Gai Soup (6 ounce serving):
Fat: 15 grams
Carbohydrates: 5 grams
Protein: 12 grams
Sodium: 558 mg
If you like soup and want to try out a new recipe, try making Tom
Yum Gai soup one day and see how you like it. Its packed with nutrient
dense ingredients that are both delicious and healthy for you! Include
this healthy recipe into your diet to lose weight and feel great!