- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- Portions: 1 protein, 1/4 fat, 1/2 vegetable
In this breakfast eye-opener, gochugaru-spiked eggs wrap around crumchy kimchi. A wake-up call for your tastebuds, and great for your gut as well!
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
- 1 scallion, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 3/4 cup chopped kimchi
- 8 large eggs
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon gochugaru or crushed red-pepper flakes
- Celtic or pink Himalayan salt
In a large nonstick skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini and scallion and sauté on medium-high heat,cook stirring until the zucchini is slightly golden, about 3 minutes.
Add the chopped kimchi and warm thoroughly, about 1 minute. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, chili flakes, and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Add the egg mixture to the nonstick pan, skillet, cover, and cook until set, about 5 minutes. Slide onto a plate, slice, garnish with spring onions, and serve.
What Are the Health Benefits of Kimchi?
This low-calorie and gluten-free food contains delicious veggies with yummy seasonings. This breakfast dish doesn’t just taste amazing — it also has quite a few health benefits.
The probiotics kimchi develops during its fermentation process can support your health by encouraging immune health and supplying your body with healthy microorganisms.
Kimchi can also help support weight loss. Recent research has suggested that eating fermented kimchi may promote a healthy BMI. This could be because kimchi and eggs are both low in carbohydrates, which also makes them compatible with those following a keto or paleo diet.
How Else Can You Enjoy Kimchi?
You can always enjoy kimchi on its own, but you also have plenty of other imaginative ways to explore this traditional Korean dish.
Here are a few other easy kimchi recipes you can try:
- Kimchi fried rice
- Kimchi stir fry
- Kimchi pancakes
- Kimchi tacos
- Kimchi dumplings
Experiment and pair with your favorite foods to find new ways kimchi can be part of your diet.
Kimchi Omelet: Your New Brunch Favorite
A unique take on a breakfast favorite, kimchi omelets deliver tastiness and nutritiousness all in one meal. They’re also quick and easy to make, making them great options for a fast brunch. Experiment with spices and additions to create your own delicious recipe!
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Different Immune Regulatory Potential of Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus sakei Isolated from Kimchi | NIH
Fermented Kimchi Reduces Body Weight and Improves Metabolic Parameters in Overweight and Obese Patients | NIH
Kimchi, a fermented vegetable, improves serum lipid profiles in healthy young adults: randomized clinical trial | PMC