Healthy san choy bau recipe


A healthy version of healthy san choy bau is the ultimate in low carb paleo style dinners. We love this recipe for the easy factor and the yum factor.

In this particular recipe, we added sweet potato however you can swap this for a lower carb veggie (like cauliflower) to make it keto. You can even leave it out all together… we just like adding extra veggies in when we can! 

We also use coconut aminoes but feel free to use tamari sauce as it is generally more cost-effective and easier to find in most good supermarkets. 

Also! Swap the meat to your fave, we’ve tried this healthy san choy bau recipe with beef mince, chicken mince and pork mince. They’re all super yum.

If you make this healthy dinner recipe let us know! Share a pic with us on social media. We love seeing them! 

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla 

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San Choy Bau
Serves 4
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1 tsp. coconut oil
  2. 1 onion chopped
  3. 200 g (7 oz.) sweet potato peeled and grated
  4. 1 clove garlic crushed
  5. 500 g (1 lb.) beef mince
  6. 1⁄4 red cabbage chopped
  7. 1 tbs. coconut aminos or tamari sauce
  8. 1⁄2 cup pumpkin seeds
  9. 1 iceberg lettuce (keep the leaves nice and whole)
  10. 1 lime juiced
  11. 1⁄2 cup fresh coriander (cilantro) chopped
  12. 1 shallots (scallion) sliced
  13. 1 red chilli sliced
  14. 1 tbs. sesame seeds
  1. In a large frypan, melt a little coconut oil.
  2. Add the onion, sweet potato and garlic, saute until soft.
  3. Add the mince, stir and cook until just brown.
  4. Now add the cabbage, pumpkin seeds and coconut aminos, stir and allow to heat through
  5. Meanwhile, prepare your iceberg lettuce cups by carefully pulling apart the lettuce, don’t forget to wash it.
  6. Spoon your mince mixture into the lettuce cups.
  7. Serve with fresh coriander, chilli, shallots, a sprinkle of sesame seeds and a squeeze of lime.
  1. For a vegetarian dish, swap the mince for extra veggies like broccoli and pumpkin! Yum!
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