Fast and Easy Low Carb Recipe

We really enjoy making this fast and easy low carb recipe.  It has my favorite ingredient.

Beef  🙂

It also include ginger which if you haven’t checked out the 7 health benefits of Ginger just click the image below to read about all the great health benefits of Ginger.


You could also use sugar snap peas in place of snow peas.  Now some ask how this can be low carb because of the peas, but when you look at the nutrition breakdown courtesy of Nutrition you will see that they are low in carbs and half of the carbohydrate intake is fiber.

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Also, you can’t look at just one food when you are combining it with an entire meal.  You need to look at the entire meal and the overall ratio of carbs to protein and fat.

The nutrient balance of snow peas or snap peas is excellent.  They are loaded with numerous vitamins and minerals along with fiber I mentioned and some protein.  Now combine that with the lean beef, garlic and ginger and you have a low carb high protein fat blocking powerhouse meal.

snappeanutrientbalance(Image courtesy of defines the nutrient balance indicator as such:


This symbol offers a visual representation of a food’s nutritional strengths and weaknesses, with each spoke representing a different nutrient. The spoke for dietary fiber is colored green, protein is blue, vitamins are purple, minerals are white, and yellow represents a group of commonly overconsumed nutrients: saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

A Completeness Score between 0 and 100 is a relative indication of how complete the food is with respect to these nutrients. Although few (if any) individual foods provide all the essential nutrients, the Nutrient Balance Indicator and Completeness Score can help you construct meals that are nutritionally balanced and complete.

So having a score 0f 88 is overall a good food choice to make when you are wanting to have healthy meal plans.  So enjoy this healthy recipe and let me know what you think of it after you make it.

Stir-Fried Beef with Snow Peas and Tomatoes

1 pound trimmed flank steak
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 scallions, cut in 1-inch lengths
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
6 ounces snow peas
1 cup cored, chopped tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce
Fresh ground black pepper

Stir Fry


Cut the beef in half lengthwise and slice it thinly across the grain.

Combine the cornstarch, soy sauce, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in a large bowl.  Stir until smooth.  Add the beef and toss well.

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over moderately high heat.  Add half the beef, stir-fry 2 minutes.  Transfer the beef to a plate with a slotted spoon.  Repeat with the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and remaining beef.  Set the beef aside.

Add the scallions, garlic, snow peas, tomatoes, hot-pepper sauce and stir fry 3 minutes.  Return the beef and any liquid on the plate to the skillet and stir-fry 1 minute.  Add a few grindings of black pepper and stir again.

Makes 4 servings of 1 1/2 cups each.

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