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What’s Bok Choy?

Have a recipe or friends talking about bok choy and you are not sure precisely what they are talking about and you don’t want others to know? Are you lost at the store and no idea what it is, what it looks like, or what to do with it? Some bok choy talk here will help you get to know more.

Bok choy

The vegetable bok choy (sometimes labeled bok choi) is considered a staple of Asian cooking. It has both a crunchy stalk and some tender leaves. The whole plant is edible. Some people think it is celery but it is not and it is called “Chinese cabbage.”  Bok choy is an excellent source of fiber and is loaded with vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, and beta-carotene. It is an excellent source of folate, calcium, and vitamin B6 too.  The Chinese have been eating this for over 5000 years. Studies link bok choy to being anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

How Do You Serve Bok Choy?

Serve Bok Choy Raw

Add raw bok choy to a salad combination. There are many ways to jazz up a salad and several recipes pair this with sesame oil, sesame seeds, and soy sauce.

Cook Bok Choy

You can cook the stalks and leaves, add them to soup, roast or steam them, and it is incredible to stir-fry. Many recipes show garlic with this veggie so get ready for some flavor explosion.

This low-calorie veggie could be the one you have been missing in your kitchen. Head to the store with a recipe you pull from online or Pinterest. Make some and let me know what you that!

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Charmaine Gregory

I am a nocturnist Emergency Physician, wife, mom to three vivacious cherubs as well as a greatness and virtual fitness coach. I help busy women like myself reclaim their fitness and wellness mojo and unleash their greatness! Watch my story and get a complimentary health assessment here: My Story If you are like me and have picky eaters in your fold, join my Facebook group, Picky Eaters Strong Mom here: Picky Eater Strong Mom Facebook Group

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