5 Simple Low Carb Chinese Food Recipes the Family Will Love

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When you have decided to go ahead with a low carb lifestyle, you may not have a lot of support from your family—especially if it effects the foods they are going to eat as well! I remember the groans from my children as I created yet another “carbless” pasta dish. And then there is the issue of having a difficult time dining out. My poor kids were begging to enjoy dinner at local restaurants for a change, but they didn’t have many options for me.

Chinese food has long been a favorite in our household. When we order in, we go crazy! We order in many different dishes and dive right in wholeheartedly. My kids were starting to miss our Chinese food frenzies so I had to find an alternative. From there, I came up with these 5 simple low carb Chinese Food recipes the family will love! Not a lot of work in the kitchen, LOADS of flavor. The best part—no one will feel deprived of “carbs”.

5 Simple Low Carb Chinese Food Recipes

1. Egg Roll Bowl Casserole

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground pork
4 green onions, chopped
1 bag of ready to serve coleslaw
2 cups bean sprouts
1 tbsp. ginger paste
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1 tbsp. sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions:

Cook the ground pork on medium high heat in a skillet pan. Do NOT drain the meat. Once it is no longer pink, add in the bag of coleslaw, bean sprouts, ginger paste, garlic and soy sauce. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes until the coleslaw and bean sprouts become tender but not limp. Remove the skillet from the heat. Add in the sesame oil and chopped green onion. Stir well. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Serves 4
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2. Chicken Fried “Rice”

Ingredients:

1 lb chicken breast, cut into chunks
1 whole cauliflower, grated
3 green onions, chopped
1 ½ cups bean sprouts
½ cup snap peas
½ white onion, diced
1 cup baby bok choy, chopped
3 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. ginger paste
½ cup soy sauce
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tbsp. sesame oil

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Instructions:

Cook chicken chunks in vegetable oil until no longer pink. Set aside. In the same skillet, fry garlic, onion and green onion for about a minute. If necessary, add more vegetable oil if the chicken absorbed it all.

Next, add in the grated cauliflower and remaining vegetables. Pour the sesame oil in as this mixture fries to a tender-crispiness. Mix in ginger paste and cooked chicken. In a separate small frying pan, add a drop of sesame oil and scramble the beaten eggs.

Once cooked, add to your chicken and cauliflower mixture. Pour in the soy sauce and mix well. The entire mixture should be dark in color now from the soy sauce. Add more if desired and serve nice and warm!

Serves 5 to 6
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3. Low Carb Chicken Lo Mein with Shrimp

Ingredients:

Lo Mein

1 package Shirataki noodles, rinsed
1 lb. cooked chicken breast, cut into small strips
1 lb. cooked shrimp, deveined and tails removed
2 cups broccoli florets, steamed
1 large onion, chopped in large chunks
1 carrot, sliced (you can omit if you don’t want the carbs from a carrot)
1 handful bean sprouts
1 cup baby bok choy
½ cup mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp. sesame oil (or peanut oil if desired)

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Sauce

3 tbsp. oyster sauce (you can substitute hoisin sauce if any allergies)
3 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp. sugar substitute (e.g. Stevia)

Instructions:

In a medium to large size skillet, heat the oil. Add in baby bok choy, bean sprouts, broccoli, carrot and onion. Allow these to stir fry for about 5 to 6 minutes and then add in the mushrooms. Fry until mushrooms are softened.

Next add in the shirataki noodles, cooked chicken and shrimp and toss well. You can add a little more oil if desired or needed. In a small bowl, combine the oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and sugar substitute.

Mix well until the sugar substitute is dissolved. Pour over the noodles, chicken and shrimp and toss until well coated and heated through. Serve and enjoy!

Serves 6
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4. Beef with Broccoli Stir Fry

Ingredients:

2 lbs. thin fast fry steak, cut into small strips
2 ½ cups broccoli florets
2 carrots, julienned
1 onion, chopped into chunks
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 cups bean sprouts
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
½ cup almond flour
2 eggs, beaten

Sauce

3 tbsp. hoisin sauce
3 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. sugar substitute

Instructions:

First you are going to coat the beef strips, so to do this you must dip the strips in the beaten egg, and roll in the almond flour. Once all beef is coated well, heat the oil in a skillet. Add the coated beef and fry until browned on all sides.

Next add in the broccoli, carrot and onion, stir fry for about 4 or 5 minutes. Add in the rest of the vegetables and stir fry for 4 more minutes. You may need more oil to coat the vegetables as they stir fry.

In a small bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and sugar substitute. Whisk well until combined. Pour this over your stir fry beef and vegetable mixture and heat until slightly thickened. Serve hot and enjoy.

Serves 4 to 5
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5. Egg Foo Young with Pork and Shrimp

Ingredients:

12 eggs
1 cup chopped pork slices
1 cup cooked mini shrimp
½ cup bean sprouts
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 tsp garlic powder
4 tbsp. sesame oil
3 tbsp. soy sauce
¼ cup canola oil
Dash of salt and pepper

Instructions:

Heat 2 tbsp. of oil in a large skillet. Cook the onion, bean sprouts and cabbage until tender and the onion appears transparent. Remove from skillet and set aside. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, soy sauce, garlic powder and salt and pepper plus sesame oil. Add in the cabbage and onion and stir well.

In the skillet, heat the remaining oil. Ladle in scoops of the egg mixture much like a pancake, and sprinkle with a little shrimp and pork. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes and flip. Cook the other side for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the patty from the skillet and repeat until all ingredients are used up.

Serves 4 to 6 depending how large the Egg Foo Young “patties” are

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Conclusion

Get back to enjoying your family Chinese food nights. You won’t be ordering in, but you will be cooking up delicious dishes that will taste just like the real thing! These 5 simple low carb Chinese food recipes the family will love are so easy, you can add them to your weekly rotation.

It is important to keep in mind that any recipe requiring noodles or rice will naturally be high in carbs. You must make substitutions for these items but they don’t have to sacrifice flavor. Choose things like Shirataki noodles, Zoodles (noodles made from zucchini), or cauliflower in place of rice. You will enjoy Chinese food at home at a fraction of the cost all while staying on your low carb plan!

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