Food on Friday: Bok Choy

Happy Friday! As I go to a plant-based diet, I learn about veggies I have never tried. Bok Choy is a Chinese cabbage. It is used a lot in stir fries and soups. I will probably sautee it with onions, peppers and garlic. I will then eat it over a baked potato, rice, or quinoa. If you have CKD there are a few things to know about Bok Choy. It is very low in calories, carbs and sodium. It has 176 mg of potassium per 1 cup serving, which puts it towards the high end per serving. If you have issues with potassium you may want to eat only a half cup. A 1 cup serving also has 7% of your daily requirement of calcium. This is good if you don’t eat dairy, or other calcium rich foods. Just be mindful of the amount you eat. It does not have a lot of fiber.

I personally bought Bok Choy because I learned that it is a good source of calcium. Being post menopausal and someone who does not eat dairy, I need a source of calcium and I really don’t like to take pills.

Do you like Bok Choy? What is your favorite recipe. Share it in the comments. Use the contact form at the bottom of this post to message me if you are interested in any of my Holistic Health Coach services.

The two videos below talk about Bok Choy, and a few recipes. This is not me in the videos. I found them on Youtube.



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