Love Asian recipes but not the carbs? Here are 11 easy low carb Asian recipes for you!
These 11 easy low carb Asian recipes are for anyone who loves Asian food but wants to minimize the carbs.
When I first went on a low carb diet for my health, I struggled with knowing what to cook. I quickly realized that going on a ketogenic diet wasn’t that bad especially with recipes I discovered online.
Whether you have 10 or 25 minutes, any of these easy Asian keto recipes will satisfy your taste buds and keep your belly full so you can keep your ketogenic diet on track easier.
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Food for Thought About Asian Recipes
Have you ever called Italian Tortellini “European Pasta”?
What about French Brie? Have you ever called it “European Cheese”?
There are 44 countries in Europe so it makes sense we differentiate dishes by its country.
However, Asia has 48 countries. Yet, how many times have we called a specific Asian country’s dish “Asian [insert general food item]”?
Why do tend to generalize Asia as a whole when it comes to food? How does this type of generalization also impact Asian people?
FYI Even though I am Korean-American, I am very guilty of generalizing Asian food, especially as the one compiling all these low carb Asian recipes! Just wanted to share this food for thought for fellow foodies who loves a good bite.
Easy Low Carb Asian Recipes in 10 Minutes
Asian Zucchini Noodles
This Asian zoodles recipe by Gimme Delicious can be the star of the meal itself or served on the side with a main dish such as chicken or meat.
It’s made of only six ingredients, has a substitute for the paleo diet, and can be whipped up for two in only 10 minutes.
Being Korean-American myself, one of my favorite low carb Asian recipes is this Korean ground beef recipe.
Whether you’re on a low-carb diet or not, this ketogenic dinner recipe is loved by all. Besides being full of flavor and easy to make, it’s relatively inexpensive, which makes it a real treat for anyone on a budget too.
Enjoy this low carb Korean food recipe by Low Carb Yum.
For a low carb chicken recipe that’s packed with flavor and a family favorite, try Passion for Saving’s 10 minute teryaki chicken recipe. Its many spices spices gives this dish its restaurant quality taste.
This chicken teriyaki dish would go great with shirataki noodles aka miracle noodles, which are calorie-free, carb-free, and gluten-free noodles made of the Japanese konjac yam.
Tip: Do not overcook the shirataki noodles. They get chewier the more they cook, which I quickly realized after my first time cooking them!
Pad Thai Zoodles
For a tasty low carb stir fry noodles dish, try Rachl Mansfield’s 10 minute pad thai zoodles, which are also gluten-free and vegan-friendly. It’s an easy recipe for a plant-based meal, but of course, if you’re craving protein, you can throw tofu or chicken on top.
Thai Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
These thai chicken salad asian lettuce wrap recipe by Clean Eating are perfect to pack for lunch. They’re easy to make in advance, refrigerate, and take to wrap or to the park for a picnic! Whip them up in only 10 minutes.
For easy dumplings, you might like frozen Ling Ling dumplings.
Easy Low Carb Asian Recipes in 15 Minutes
If you’re craving low carb Chinese food, this easy cashew chicken recipe by Keto Connect will hit the spot with its intense and complementary flavors. Enjoy it on its own, or serve it on top of cauliflower fried rice to pump up your low carb dinner plate.
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Whether you use fresh or frozen pre-riced cauliflower, Simply So Healthy’s cauliflower fried rice recipe will be your next best friend when it comes to comfort food. This almost carb free rice is full of flavor and bright veggies like carrots and green onion and pairs well with just about any low carb Asian recipe.
Egg Drop Soup
This egg drop soup recipe is quick, easy, and tasty. Even better, it’s inexpensive and only requires five ingredients (not including salt and pepper).
Don’t feel like you have enough time to cook but still want to eat healthy, great-tasting food? Healthy Chef Creations might be the option for you. They’re healthy and fresh, never frozen, ready-to-eat meals delivered right to your house when you need!
These recipes are really great for keto diets.
Learn how to put your body into ketosis here.
Easy Low Carbs Asian Recipes in 25 minutes
Tofu and Mushroom P.F. Chang Copycat Lettuce Wraps
Want to eat tasty lettuce wraps just like P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps but without meat and only a fraction of the calories? Then you’ll love Well Plated’s vegetarian asian lettuce wrap recipe for four, which takes 25 minutes in total.
Talk about versatile and unique. Simply So Healthy’s orange beef recipe is low-carb, gluten-free, and grain-free, but tastes just like take-out. Enjoy this low carb Chinese food on its own, or mix and match with the recipes above such as the low carb cauliflower rice or Asian zoodles.
Easy Paleo Honey Sesame Chicken
This easy low carb sesame chicken recipe by Noshtastic takes a tad bit longer than 25 minutes to make, but it’s still nonetheless a quick and easy low carb Asian recipe to make for any night of the week. It’s both sweet and savory and is definitely a crowd pleaser for all ages.
These go great with a side of shirataki noodles, which are carb-free, virtually calorie-free, and gluten-free. Just make sure not to overcook the noodles as I did myself the first time I tried these!
This Asian coleslaw recipe is a fantastic for the summertime. The veggies and citrus sauce make it super refreshing when it’s warm out.
It’s also a great recipe to pack up to bring on a picnic and to serve alongside any other Asian dish.
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Monday 21st of December 2020
please add me as a subscriber to your easy and quick asian low carb soup and healthy recipes.
Thursday 26th of April 2018
There are so many great choices here, I don't know which is my favourite! I've never tried zoodles before, so would like to try making some. I was surprised to see the orange beef recipe on there; I always thought that's quite a calorific choice for dinner! It looks delicious!
Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
Wednesday 25th of April 2018
Wow, these are absolutely well prepared diet meals, which are also very healthy. I would love to try cooking each of them one of these days. The Teriyaki Chicken and the Pad Thai Zoodles looks really easy to prepare. These foods are not just low carb, but looks really tempting and luscious. I would love to try each of that food. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Wednesday 25th of April 2018
The recipes are great, but here comes the big question: do you find out of Asia the ingredients to cook them? Because in Romania for example, I don't think I can find an Asian shop to buy herbs and spices (and these make the best of all in Asia). I tried egg drop soup in Nepal and it was great, hearty and filling. You really don't need anything else after eating it. And it is even Low Carb, I mean you cannot desire more than that.
Wednesday 25th of April 2018
Thanks for sharing these. I am on a low carb diet too (in fact on a no-carb diet!) and your recipes will come in very handy. The sesame chicken is my favorite one.