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  1. Recipe

Zippy Yams and Bok Choy

4 servings

Source: Recipe by Amy Joy Lanou, PhD

The chili paste, lemon, and garlic give this recipe a delightful zip, which is a welcome way to eat nutrient-rich vegetables like yams and bok choy. The bok choy in this recipe is a great source of calcium and folate. If you can’t find the vegetarian Worcestershire sauce, you can skip it, and the dish will still be packed with flavor.

About the Recipe

88 Calories · 6 g Protein · 4.8 g Fiber
Lunch · Dinner
Gluten-free · Nut-free


Makes 4 Servings

  • small yams, cut into bite-size chunks (2)
  • onion, quartered and sliced (1)
  • garlic, minced (2 cloves)
  • vegetarian Worcestershire sauce (1 tbsp.)
  • Thai chili paste (1/2 tsp.)
  • small heads bok choy, finely sliced (2)
  • lemon (1/2)


  1. Put yams in a deep skillet and just cover them with water. Cover skillet and boil yams for 5 to 10 minutes, until soft when pierced with a fork.

  2. Add onion and garlic and continue to simmer until about half of the water has boiled away.

  3. Add vegetarian Worcestershire sauce, chili paste, and bok choy. Simmer until bok choy is soft.

  4. Squeeze lemon juice over the mixture and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (1/4 of recipe)

Calories: 88
Fat: 0.6 g
     Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
     Calories From Fat: 6.3%
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 6 g
Carbohydrate: 17.5 g
Sugar: 7.4 g
Fiber: 4.8 g
Sodium: 172 mg
Calcium: 315 mg
Iron: 3.8 mg
Vitamin C: 91 mg
Beta-Carotene: 12,247 mcg
Vitamin E: 0.6 mg

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