Pork Lo Mein

    MAKES: 4 servings
    PREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes
    COOKING TIME: 20 minutes + marinating
    This is my take on the much-loved Chinese favorite. And, unlike the traditional version, it won’t spike your insulin. What’s the secret? Shirataki noodles, which are very low in carbs (and in calories). And it’s packed with plenty of low-starch veggies for texture and crunch, too.

    2 tablespoons (30 ml) coconut aminos
    1 tablespoon (15 ml) fish sauce
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1-inch piece (6 g/0.2 oz) finely chopped ginger
    1.1 pounds (500 g) pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
    14.1 ounces (400 g) shirataki noodles, drained
    1/4 cup (55 g/1.9 oz) ghee or other healthy cooking fat
    4 cups (200 g/7.1 oz) mixed Asian mushrooms (shiitake, oyster, and enoki) or brown mushrooms, sliced
    1/2 cup (120 ml) chicken stock or water
    1 large (64 g/2.2 oz) celery stalk, sliced
    1 medium (120 g/4.2 oz) green bell pepper, sliced
    1 medium (120 g/4.2 oz) red bell pepper, sliced
    1/2 cup (66 g/2.3 oz) canned bamboo shoots, drained, or fresh bean sprouts
    Salt and pepper
    2 tablespoons (30 ml) toasted sesame oil or extra-virgin olive oil
    2 medium (30 g/1.1 oz) spring onions, sliced


    Prepare the marinade by mixing the coconut aminos, fish sauce, garlic, and ginger. Add the sliced pork, stir to combine and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours. Prepare the shirataki noodles by following the instructions shown here.
    Grease a large skillet or Dutch oven with the ghee. Add the marinated pork and cook over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and stock, and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the celery and peppers, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the bamboo shoots and prepared shirataki noodles. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with the sesame oil, and garnish with the spring onion. Serve immediately, or let cool and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
    Total carbs: 12.5 g / Fiber: 4.5 g / Net carbs: 8 g / Protein: 29.3 g / Fat: 24.6 g / Energy: 381 kcal
    Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (9%), protein (32%), fat (59%)