Let me tell you, making this roundup was a tough task. I never thought that finding low-carb, grain-free, and sugar-free Thai recipes would be SO. DAMN. HARD. Who knew Thai food was so...sugary? Brown sugary, to be more specific. And carby. Very carby.
Luckily, YOU don't have to turn the internet inside out (and feel the urge to kick your computer) to find some healthy Thai meals, because that's what Chirpy is for. So, here are our favourite 12 Exquisite Low-Carb Thai Recipes found on deh interwebz.
1. Thai Curry Chicken Meatballs
Meatballs are always a good idea, especially these meatballs. Hmmm....
2. Pad Thai Salad
I love love love pad thai. It's, like, the only thing I eat at Asian-style restaurants. I would't even be sad if pad thai was the only thing I ate for the rest of my life (and that includes this scrumptious Pad Thai Salad).
3. Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Here we go with the zucchini noodles again. It just doesn't get old. I've been having a love affair with noodles since I was three, but unfortunately, they're not so good for your health and body, so we've gone our separate ways. It was tough, I tell you...but just when I thought I would never eat noodle food again, here came ZOODLES TO THE RESCUE!
4. Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
There's nothing that makes you feel healthier than a good ol' lettuce wrap. Eat processed carbs? Hah! Not me.
5. Sweet and Sour Thai Carrot and Cucumber Noodle Salad
This crunchy salad is just PERFECT for summer (which we are steadily approaching here in the US). If you're getting sick of zoodles, and are looking for something else to satisfy your noodle cravings, then this carrot/cucumber noodle combo is just right for you.
6. Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai)
This soup looks sooo good, I just wanna...swim around in it...
7. Cashew Satay Spiralized Vegetable Stir Fry
I like-ah de stir-fry. And this stir-fry looks goooood...
8. Grilled Flank Steak with Thai Style Chimichurri
For all you red meat lovers out there. Here ya go. Enjoy.
9. Coconut Curried Cauliflower Soup
Cauliflower is just, amazing. There are so many ways to eat this veggie. Whether you steam it, make cauli rice, use it as a low-carb pizza base, or enjoy it as a creamy soup - it's always good.
10. Thai Shrimp Salad
Yummy in a bowl. That's what this is. Does that make sense? I don't know. I'm tired and half asleep as I'm writing this. But if you're into this kind of stuff (shrimp salad, that is), then you'll love our Greek Shrimp Salad with Warm Lemon Butter Dressing.
11. Healthy Thai Tuna Stuffed Avocado
Avocado is a wonderful healthy form of fat and is an essential part of our low-carb lifestyle. I could eat five billions avocados just like that any day, but if I did want to spice them up a little, I would make this Healthy Thai Tuna Stuffed Avocado.
12. Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing
We went back and forth about quinoa for quite a while here at Chirpy. Is it healthy? Or is it not? Well, according to low-carb ambassadors, quinoa is an ancient grain that can be enjoyed in moderation. So, now that you know this, you can go ahead and enjoy this delicious Thai quinoa salad.
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How are these considered low carb when many have 20-30 carbs a serving? This is a daily limit.
Roche Woodworth says
Everybody’s body is different and there is no strict definition for “low carb”. Anything under 100-150g per day is considered “low-carb”, although the average person needs to consume less than 50g per day to reach ketosis. So, although some of these might not work for you (if you’re aiming for 20-30g per day), they might fit into someone else’s guidelines.
Quinoa isn't low carb
Bam's Kitchen says
Our family just adores Thai food and I love that you did a low carb round up as it will be swimsuit season before you know it. Thanks so much for including our Grilled Flank Steak with thai Style Chimichurri sauce.
No problem at all! I love the recipe! Thanks for stopping by here! 🙂