All tagged low carb

Steak and Broccoli Stir Fry with Shirataki Noodles (paleo, gluten free, grain free, sugar free)

I just started using shirataki noodles and aside from zucchini noodles, they are my favorite low carb noodles to use. I first read about shirataki noodles in this article on Dr. Mercola's website and I found them at my local grocery store in the refedgerated section. They have been used in China and Japan for a long time and are made from the konjac plant (devil's tongue yam). Shirataki noodles are 97% water, 3% fiber and very low in calories. They have no digestible carbohydrates at all! They also feed the good bacteria in your gut, help prevent constipation and help to lower blood sugar and insulin levels. They take on whatever flavor you add to them which makes them really versatile. Just make sure you don't grab the soy based shirataki noodles. 

This stir fry is really delicious and very fast to make. Everything goes into one pan which is my dish-washing husband's favorite kind of meal! My daughter Magnolia loves all of the veggies in this stir fry and she gobbled it up and kept coming back for more. Win-win! 

Sausage and Spring Vegetable "Pasta"

Spring is here and we have basil and parsley popping up in our garden which makes me so happy. Our pear trees are budding and our perennials are starting to fill out. I love the transition from winter into spring! In the spirit of spring, I've been making light, fresh dinners like this zucchini "pasta." I used my trusty julienne peeler to make zucchini noodles and grabbed some fresh herbs from the garden. This dinner only takes about 15 minutes which is faster than takeout...and a lot healthier!