Keto Hot and Sour Soup with Konjac Noodles

There are so many rules when it comes to healthy eating. Imagine this list to the tune of the Paul Simon classic, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. Switching to konjac noodles is one healthy choice we have made in our household here in 2024.

Don’t eat tofu, Lulu

Drink green tea, Bea

Put coconut oil in your coffee for the MCI, Ty

Make sure you eat a diet full of kale, blueberries, sweet potatoes, but somehow stay low carb, Barb

Put Ceylon cinnamon in absolutely everything, Ping

Don’t use Casiss cinnamon because you’ll break your fucking liver, River

How are you creating a healthier diet here in 2024? Are you snowshoeing every day like us? Or just enjoying an ethnic soup with konjac noodles instead of dumplings? Wondering how else can you can still eat all your favorite ethnic foods and feel good about your waistline?

Coconut oil for the win!

Putting Coconut oil in your rice and refrigerating for twelve hours can reduce the calories in your rice by sixty percent! Does that sound like magic? Getting creative with your rice can also lead to good gut health, according to Time Magazine. Here in 2024, I think we all could use a miracle and while I don’t see that happening in the White House anytime soon, I can introduce you to lower-carb rice!

So how else can you get healthier in 2024? Have you ever tried snowshoeing? If it’s January-March, I’m a little obsessed! If I’m not in my kitchen sucking all those carbs out of that coconut rice I’m probably strapping on my snowshoes.


If I’ve been out on the trails of Big Bear Lake snowshoeing all day long, you better believe I am ready for some quality Chinese food by the chilly evening hours. If only we could inhale some dumpling-filled hot and sour soup but alas our lives are keto right now.

Hello Miracle Noodle!

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Hot and Sour Soup break for lunch on the trail!

I love a hot and sour soup on a cold winter’s evening. But creating quality Chinese food can feel impossible if you are on the keto craze. Unless you become obsessed with Konjac noodles like we are in our home! Why are konjac noodles called the miracle noodles? Because they are simply low carb, low calories and yet high in fiber! Are these noodles perfect or what? I honestly don’t see a reason to go back to regular carb-filled pasta ever!

I have to admit I’m a big fan of buying crab Chinese dumplings from the Asian market. They are one of my guilty pleasures when I drive to the city. However, when you are embracing a keto lifestyle, dumplings and actual noodles are not allowed. Have you ever tried konjac noodles? They seem impossible! How are they made from a Japanese yam yet low carb? We have been kind of obsessing over keto noodles for dinner this week. We have had them with Indian food like Butter Chicken. We have used them in chow mein. I’ve even thrown them into Thai food!

What is the secret ingredient to making the absolute best soups and stews? Homemade chicken stock of course! We make homemade bone broth for our pup every single week and half of that delicious nutritious bone broth goes into our soups and curries.

Keto Hot and Sour Soup with Konjac Noodles

1 package of Konjac noodles, rinsed

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 teaspoon grated garlic

1 teaspoon grated ginger

2 teaspoons dark soy sauce

1 teaspoon rice vinegar

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1 scallion, chopped thin

3 eggs, beaten and set aside

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2 cups of homemade chicken stock

Heat your sesame oil and turn off the heat. Add your garlic and ginger. If the oil is too hot it will spit! Turn the heat back up to low as the garlic and ginger cook.

Pour in the chicken stock along with the tablespoons of vinegar. Bring your soup up to a low simmer and let cook for at least twenty minutes. When you are ready to serve, slowly pour in your eggs and let them turn into ribbons. Add your Konjac noodles and the green onions just stirring a bit so the egg does not break up. Dinner is served!


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