Broccoli slaw has become one of my new go-to’s as a base for a nutrient packed, filling dinner. Not only do you get a healthy dose of fiber, calcium, Vitamin A and C, it’s got protein AND it’s low carb. On top of that, it takes about 10 minutes to prepare, so it’s perfect when I am starving postworkout!
It’s so versatile, you can really add any seasoning and mix-ins you like. My favorite ways to make it are as a pasta alternative and a base for a low carb stir fry.
Put 2 cups of raw broccoli slaw in a small saucepan on high heat with about 1/4 up water. You may need to add more, but I’d start with a little so it doesn’t end up sopping wet.
Season with oregano, sea salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
Once it starts to boil, turn it to low and let simmer with a lid for about 8 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.
Add in 1/3-1/2 cup your favorite pasta sauce. I’ve been addicted to the Simple Truth brand of 4-cheese marinara from Kroger.
Once that’s well incorporated, you can add in other steamed veggies and protein. I love to add cauliflower or about 2 cups of spinach and diced chicken.
I topped it with 2 tablespoons of Trader Joe’s shaved parmesan. And there you have a guilt-free Italian party in your mouth!
My stir fry is just as simple! I cook the broccoli slaw the same, but added in Braggs liquid aminos, lemon juice, lemon pepper, and a pinch of sesame seeds in place of the other seasonings.
Then I added ground turkey, 1/4 cup cooked wheat bulgar, spinach, sauteed onions and broccoli.
The more veggies the better! It creates more volume and is so filling for very little additional carbs/calories.
Eat to grow and fuel your muscles. XO