Fragrant Low-Carb Stir Fry

11 February 2015

The fragrant Thai flavours of green curry paste, ginger, soy, garlic, coriander and honey make this low calorie stir fry an amazing option for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you prefer vegetarian, chicken or beef, this recipe can be easily adapted to suit any palate or preference. A great go-to dish when you are short on time to cook dinner.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4-6 people


2 cups red cabbage - diced

2 cups green cabbage - diced

2 cups carrots -julienne

(I buy this ready prepared trio from Food Lovers Market to save time)

1 cup mange tout

1/2 punnet bean sprouts

200g chicken/beef strips/shrimps

3 tsp. Green curry paste

1 tsp. crushed garlic

1 tsp. crushed ginger

1 punnet fresh coriander - destalked

2 tbsp. macadamia nut oil

2 tsp. raw honey

2 tsp. dried organic oregano

2 tsp. Himalayan pink crystal salt

1 tsp. ground black pepper

Handful of sunflower seeds - pre-toasted

handful of shaved almonds- pre-toasted

200g Shirataki noodles (I use 1 packet of No Calorie Noodles - available at Dischem South Africa)


1 fresh lime sliced into quarters

Handful of coriander leaves


Step 1:

Prepare Seasoning

Place macadamia nut oil, ginger, garlic, oregano and curry paste into a large wok

On high heat, sauté for 1 minute until lightly browned

Step 2 (Optional)

Add beef/chicken strips/prawn to wok and sauté for 6 minutes until cooked through thoroughly

For vegetarian option move straight to step 3

Step 3:

Add red cabbage, green cabbage, mange tout, carrots, bean sprouts, salt, pepper and honey to wok and fry for 7 minutes on medium heat.

If contents begins to stick to the bottom of the wok simply add a little water

Remove from heat once cooked

Step 4:

While stir fry is cooking, in a separate frying pan, add sunflower seeds and almonds.

Toast for 1 minute on high heat until lightly browned

Step 5:

Drain Shirataki noodles using a colander

Rinse noodles with cold water

Step 6:

Add rinsed noodles, toasted almonds, sunflower seeds and coriander leaves to stir fry and fry further for 1 minute.

Leave some sunflower seeds and coriander leaves aside for garnishing

Step 7:

Remove stir fry from heat

Top with remaining sunflower seeds and coriander

Serving Suggestion

Serve hot with a slice of lime


Yours in Health Always,



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