Water who? The water chestnut of course!
Water chestnuts are an often overlooked but crunchy vegetable delight. Prevalent in Asian recipes this no fat, no cholesterol, low oxalate and low sodium vegetable can be a perfect add in to many dishes.
Good source of:
- Vitamin B6
- Dietary Fiber
Enjoy this round up of healthy recipes featuring the nutritious and fat free water chestnut and answers the question, “What Can I Make With Water Chestnuts?”
Water Chestnut Recipes
Slow Cooker Orange Sesame Broccoli Chicken
Strength and Sunshine brings us a wonderful gluten free and paleo friendly Slow Cooker Orange Sesame Broccoli Chicken. Described as the perfect ‘dump’ meal and don’t we love this healthy and easy to make recipe!
Copycat PF Changs Lettuce Wrap
My companion site jebworkz contributes the Lazy Cook’s version of PF Changs Lettuce Wrap recipe which is a close copycat of the original recipe chock full of water chestnuts and chicken. Child friendly, cook friendly and taste bud friendly, this is a very quick to prepare meal for those lazy cook days.
Sesame Asian Veggie Steam
Another recipe from Strength and Sunshine celebrates the sesame seed! Sesame Asian Veggie Steam is a flexible and versatile recipe to use your favorite vegetables along with water chestnuts and sesame to stir fry for a flavorful and nutritious meal. If you are looking for gluten free meals, check out the selection at Strength and Sunshine.
Dutch Green Beans Recipe
Centsable Momma has come up with a pairing I had never thought of with water chestnuts and I can’t wait to use this recipe for my next green bean side dish. Dutch Green Beans combines water chestnuts and green beans for a side dish perfect for the fall and winter holidays and perfect for the summer vegetable season.
Wild Rice, Sausage & Chestnut Stuffing
A Lady In France brings across the ocean a stuffing mix with water chestnuts, wild rice and sausage. Bookmark this for the holiday season to bring a different flavor combination to your stuffing – I’m always intrigued by the ingredients in stuffing recipes as each person and family has their own traditions and stuffing staples. Wild Rice, Sausage & Chestnut Stuffing offers a gluten free version of stuffing with either fresh or canned water chestnuts.
Low Oxalate Foods
If you are required to adhere to a diet with low oxalate foods then the water chestnut is your nut! The water chestnut consistently appears on the list of low oxalate foods which can be consumed with no portion restrictions.
For the adventuresome cook, how about a gluten free Water Chestnut Bread? I’m intrigued with this use of water chestnuts to make homemade flatbread!
I hope you have enjoyed this round up of healthy water chestnut recipes and let your imagination wander as how to include the water chestnut in your meals.
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