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Low Carb Stir Fry

It all started with a recipe for egg roll stir fry. It is delicious, and I make it regularly to have for lunch for the week, but the problem is… my family doesn’t eat cabbage. I’m not a short order cook, and I also happen to be the only one in this house eating low carb. I choose to eat low carb because I feel better when I do. I am also steadily losing the weight I’ve gained over the last few years! I hear low carbers complaining about cooking multiple meals to suit everyone’s needs. My trick is, find something low carb that’s so tasty everyone will eat it, and add a carb on the side for the carb eaters if it’s necessary. That’s exactly what I did with this recipe. I eat mine in a bowl, no rice, I cook up some rice for them to eat with theirs. The flavors are so good they don’t even realize this is low carb chinese food! 🙂

Low Carb Stir Fry (Picky Family Approved)

low carb stir fry from ItsaWahmLife.comWhat you need:

2 zucchini (spiralized or chopped)
1-2 cups broccoli chopped into small pieces
1 lb hamburger
carrots (I use a handful of matchstick carrots)
1/4 c soy sauce
2-3 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp fresh ginger
1/2 an onion (diced)

What you do:

I made zucchini noodles with my new Veggetti Pro. 🙂 (always finding ways to use my new toy) but you can dice them as well.

You could spiralize the carrots too, but before I got the Veggetti Pro I bought a small bag of matchstick carrots. I know carrots aren’t low carb… but they add such nice color to a dish, you can pick them out if you’re being really strict.

Brown the meat in a pan.

Once browned, leave the fat in the pan, and take out the meat (put it on a plate).

Throw in your onions, broccoli, and carrots. Cook for a few minutes, until they are starting to get soft.

Add in your zucchini, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper and let cook.

TIP: I use a micro planer to grate my ginger and garlic right over the pan
so I don’t have to spend time finely dicing it.

Add back the meat, and let simmer for a few minutes to combine flavors.

If you’ve got carb eaters in the house, go ahead and add rice/noodles to the plate.

Dish out stir fry and serve!

This dish has become a go to quick week day dinner at our house. Everyone loves it, and the kiddo will even take what’s left in her lunch the next day. 🙂

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2 Responses to Low Carb Stir Fry

  1. Yummy. My mouth is watering. I want some right now. My kids won’t eat cabbage either, except for egg rolls and for some odd reason they don’t know they have cabbage in them.

    I was actually just going through the A to Z signup list because I will be traveling tomorrow and I won’t be able to visit many blogs. We will be driving home from our kids spring break trip and it will be an all day trip. You are right below me or right above me on the A to Z sign up list. I will be back to visit more during the challenge. I’m number 243 on the theme reveal list, but that changes when people drop off. I hope you will visit if you have time during April.

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    Melissa Sugar
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