At this point, you’ve heard all about living foods. You know that they’re full of probiotics and probiotics, which are live bacteria and yeasts that help to stimulate the growth of microorganisms that keep your gut healthy. You know all that.
What you don’t know is what to do with them. How do you make living foods like kombucha and sauerkraut a part of your day to day diet? We’ve got you covered.

So before we get into the how, let’s focus on the what. What are some examples of living foods?
Kimchi
Sauerkraut
Kefir
Tempeh
Kombucha
Pickled veggies
Miso
Yogurt
Kombucha
Okay, so how do we incorporate them?

On toast

Add sauerkraut or pickled veggies to your avocado toast

Or tossed into a salad

Grab a few of your favorite base greens for salad, add some pickled veggies, and throw in whole grain goodness and protein for a perfectly balanced meal.

In your tacos

This might sound weird, but putting kimchi on your beef tacos will elevate them, massively.

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Add it to your fried rice

Throw some kimchi into a pan with cooked rice, your choice of protein, and a few greens. It’s delicious.

Use it as a meat replacement

Tempeh is great if you want to try out a meatless Monday or if you’re committed to a meat-free lifestyle. You can stir-fry it, chop it up and add it to a soup to make chilli, or bake it like ribs.

Make a soup

Miso is the perfect base for a good soup. Add some paste to a water, throw in some veggies and some protein and enjoy.

Throw together a dressing

Miso paste is good for more than just soup; whip it up into a dressing or a sauce and throw it over some roasted veggies or a salad.

Eat it for breakfast

Use kefir for your overnight oats or in your breakfast smoothies and smoothie bowls.

As you can see, there are tons of ways to incorporate living foods into your diet; which is your favorite?

Femi A-Williams is a health and fitness convert trying to reconcile a healthy lifestyle and a happy food life. She is 80% whole grain and 20% donut.

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