The Faux Pho

The temperatures are beginning to drop and the cravings for comfort food are stronger and higher than ever. I am no stranger to the cold weather cravings phenomenon, however, I absolutely refuse to allow my body to freak out and gain weight right before the holidays. I am always looking for a healthy and delicious way to warm myself up after a cold, long run which is how this recipe was born.

This is my version of a re-imagined Pho that will keep you on track with about half the fat and calories. I substituted the traditional noodles in this soup with Shirataki Tofu Noodle to cut back on carbs and raise protein percentages. However, I would like to caution you against using these noodles right out of the package. If they are not well rinsed prior to use, they tend to have an extra “tofuey” (yes, I made that word up, but I have no idea how to describe the off flavor of this noodle) flavor that could disrupt the delicate balance of flavors that you have crated.  To rinse the noodles, drain the noodles, put them in a bowl or a strainer and run them through some cold water until the flavor is gone. I usually do it three times, that seems to do the trick for me, but you might want to do it a few more times depending on the brand of noodle you purchase.

Anyway, enough with the rambling. Enjoy the recipe below, let me know how what you think in the comments below, and if you have any questions, you can always send me a message through our Facebook page.

Faux Pho Soup

 

Ingredients:

Broth:

Faux_Pho

3 cups Vegetable Broth
1 pack of Pho Spice
6 Shitake Mushrooms Julienne

Garnish:

1 pack of Shirataki Tofu Noodles
6 Cooked Gulf Shrimp
1 Radish Thinly Sliced
1/8 cup Sprouts

2 tbs Cilantro Chopped
2 tbs Dill Chopped
1/2 cup Spinach
2 Mint Leaves Chopped
1 Lime Wedge

Directions:

Combine Vegetable Broth and Pho Spice and Shitake Mushrooms in a medium – small sized pot and bring to a rolling boil. Decrease the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. In the meantime thoroughly rinse your noodles and prepare your garnish. Arrange the noodles and shrimp on the bottom of a soup bowl, ladle hot broth over the noodles and the shrimp, garnish with radish, sprouts, cilantro, dill, spinach, and mint leaves. Squeeze a lime wedge over the soup and serve immediately.

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Posted on September 14, 2013, in calories, clean eating, good for you treat, healthy and quick recipes, healthy diet, healthy eating, healthy recipe, loose weight and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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