Trying to keep carbohydrates down is difficult, especially on the go. The easiest way to ensure your crab count is to make the meal yourself. There are bars and baked goods that will help you, but in case you’re in the mood for a frying pan, the recipe for low-carb cracker salad is here.
This salad is just cabbage, actually, it’s predominantly meat and condiments. The cabbage adds the crunch without the carbs.
It’s unfortunate but it must be done to stay on target and in the diet. This meal is certainly a tasty way to do it here.
Ingredients you’ll need: (Cut in half for a single batch)
2 pounds. Ground beef or turkey (your choice of meat)
2 bags of Dole (or another brand) Classic Cole Slaw Mix
4 Green Onion
3 teaspoons minced garlic (I used real garlic and cut only a few slices, adjust to taste)
3 tablespoons soy sauce (I used light soy sauce for testing, it doesn’t have to be exact)
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
*Optionally add a single-serving packet of Splenda I didn’t, but I’ve seen some people do it.
Ground burger in the pan as you normally would.
In a separate pan, I put sesame oil, soy sauce, chopped green onions and minced garlic together and fried it until soft. Then I added the cabbage (cabbage mixture), crushed red pepper and ground ginger and cooked it until it was tender, but it still had a slight crunch to it that I prefer to the super soft cabbage. Once this was done, I drained the excess fat from the burger and added it to the pan with the rest of the ingredients and stirred it. I added a little more soy sauce for flavor, but not too much. It was impressive. The husband and son loved it. Low-carb, moderate-fat, moderate-protein, perfect!
The nutritional information is based roughly on the brands, type of meat, and the amount of food used. Our approximate nutritional information is as follows. Please be sure to take measurements for your particular serving size.
Servings: We divide the lot into 10 portions. The following information is based on 10 servings from the large lot above.
I will do this again soon and measure the portions by the cup for more accurate nutritional information and post an update when I do.
Calories per serving 116.6
Fat per Serving 13.2g
Carbohydrate per Serving 2.85g (Net Carbohydrate 1.95g)
Fiber per serving 0.9g
Protein per serving 8.4g