Quick, easy and low carb Pho!

Pho is one of the most popular Vietnamese and Lao soup! I love pho and have tried many ways to make an easy,  healthier and low carb version of this.  I start by boiling the  Tofu Shirataki noodles instead of the traditional pho noodles. For one package of this noodle there’s only 3 carbs and 10 calories and most important of all: no sugar! After boiling the noodles for 3 minutes, I drain it and set it aside. Then I boil two cups of water with one cube of the pho cube until the cube melts. While that is going on I cut up the meat and veggies. Then I throw the meat into the the boiling broth for one minute and then remove from heat to add the cooked noodles. After that I transfer the broth, noodles and meat into a bowl, through my veggies in, put some fried garlic and sriracha sauce in. And that’s my easy and fast pho! Just a note, you can put bean sprouts and fresh thai peppers but I didn’t have any on hand! 12528363_10153508230003386_1103025119_o

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You only have to cook the Shirati noodles for like 3 minutes! Don’t be put off by the weird smell when you first opened it.

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Traditional pho noodles are high in carbs with 46grams of  carbs just for 1/4 cup noodles and  210 calories! Also you have to soak these noodles for about 30 minutes before you cook it in hot water for another 3-4 minutes.

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When I have time I would make my own broth using beef ribs or beef tail bones but since I didn’t have the time or energy to do the traditional broth that can take up to 1-8 hours to make. Traditionally when we make the broth we let it simmer for hours so it can taste better. I have to admit this pho cube I found at the Vmart is not bad. It has the pho taste.

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I used only one cube with 2 cups of water and it was tasty.

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This broth does not look look but it’s still tasty!

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Basil, cilantro, lemon, jalepenos and beef. I just use one “bar” of beef which is about 3oz.

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Steakhouse Choice Beef Country Style Chuck Tender. I used only one strip or bar so my soup is not so high in calorie.

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Add sriracha, sauce and fried garlic to taste. You really do not need to add any more seasoning sauce because the broth is tasty.

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Threw everything in the bowl and enjoy!

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I like my meat medium well on the verge of medium rare!

 

 

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