My low-carb eating habits are moving right along. I'm not as strict anymore (I had pizza and bagels this weekend, but when in New York how can you not !?!), but still try to stick to as healthy of a diet as I can. I've mentioned this a bunch on Summer Wind before, but I really don't like to cook. So I don't. However, trying to be super healthy has forced me into chef mode and I actually don't mind it. It's fun to try new recipes and the best part is when something actually turns out to be amazingly delicious!
This might be one of my favorite low-carb dishes to date! It doesn't exactly make for the prettiest of pictures, but darn was it good! Plus, it was pretty easy, too! I followed this recipe, but really edited it to make it my own. I love ordering Chinese takeout and was craving it, so the flavor of this dish was awesome!
The sauce recipe is a little bland, so I got a Chow Mein seasoning packet from the grocery store to help ramp up the flavor. I also added in some fresh ginger and soy sauce as well as spicy sesame oil. I think this improved the flavor 10-fold.
I also added bean sprouts and broccolini to the mix because I had both on hand and I thought, why not?! The broccolini was actually my favorite part in the end and the bean sprouts gave it a nice crunch.
Overall it was delicious. I think next time, I'll add in some diced chicken and zucchini. It yielded a ton of food. I'd say it made about 8 meals, so needless to say, we ate it for days. Next time, I think I'll only make half a spaghetti squash in this preparation and do the other half a different preparation. I think this would make a great side as well to complement a complete dinner. Do you have any low-carb recipe favorites?
Check out more of my recipes:
- The perfect hummus
- Chicken Sausage and Vegetable Orecchiette
- How to Build the Perfect Meat and Cheese Platter
- The best pancakes
- Pizza zucchini boats
- Grilled Chicken Caprese with Quinoa
Next up, I'll be sharing a recipe for garlic roasted cabbage steaks with an onion dijon sauce, which has been my favorite thing I've cooked to date!