Flavorful Low Carb Dinner Kebabs
Being on a keto diet may have you searching for new, flavorful foods. After all, many traditional, carb-loaded condiments are off-limits leaving you looking for new, creative ways to add some zing to your food. This recipe was created in order to give all keto dieters a tasty, easy dinner that is bursting with flavor. If you have been craving Asian cuisine or specifically, teriyaki sauce, this is the recipe for you!
Coconut aminos are one of the magic keys to this recipe. Coconut aminos are very similar to soy sauce and taste almost identical. However, coconut aminos are made from the fermented sap of a coconut palm tree while soy sauce is made from fermented soybeans. While soy sauce does not actually contain many carbs, it is a soy product, which is generally not accepted on a keto diet. Soy is high in phytoestrogens which can affect your hormone levels, something you don’t want when on a keto diet (or ever!). In addition, soy sauce is very processed, another trait that keto-followers try to avoid when choosing foods. Soy products also contain phytates that bind to minerals in your body, making them harder to absorb. So no, soy sauce isn’t high in carb but it also isn’t great for you especially when on a keto diet.
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Coconut aminos, on the other hand, taste like soy sauce but have almost no additives and less sodium than soy sauce. They are a low-glycemic food and are not nearly as processed as soy sauce. Coconut aminos are also gluten-free and perfect for vegan cooking- just an extra bonus! Needless to say, we based our teriyaki sauce around this delicious ingredient and promise that you will love it just as much (if not more) than traditional soy sauce.
Sesame seeds are another highlighted ingredient that are totally necessary in any teriyaki dish. They are low in carbs and high in fat which make them perfect for a keto diet. Sesame seeds have a great flavor that they lend to any recipe and they especially give this teriyaki dish a rich taste. The seeds also just look so pretty when sprinkled on the dark, beef skewers- picture perfect! For a little extra flavor, toast the seeds gently before adding them to the sauce to give the recipe even more depth.
While we can’t promise that these kebabs will stick around for very long (they are so tasty and easy to eat- they will “disappear” before you know it!), we can guarantee that you will enjoy every bite. They are everything a keto dieter could ever want- lots of flavor, low carbs, high in fat and perfect for any occasion. Enjoy!
If you loved these kebabs and are looking for more teriyaki based recipes, try these Keto Teriyaki Bowls. They make for a delicious lunch or dinner and are super easy to whip up!
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos
- 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp So Nourished granular erythritol
- 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 pound beef sirloin, cut into cubes
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 green onion, sliced thinly
- Whisk together the coconut aminos, rice wine vinegar, sweetener, and sesame oil in a medium bowl.
- Toss in the beef then cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Remove the beef from the fridge and thread onto skewers while the grill preheats.
- Grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side until done to your liking.
- Meanwhile, simmer the remaining marinade in a small saucepan until hot.
- Place the kebabs on a plate and drizzle with the sauce.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions to serve.
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