KONJAC SPAGHETTI WITH CHICKEN
If you are looking for recipes that help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, these konjac spaghetti are a good option.
Made from konjac flour, prepared in the oriental style, with vegetables, chicken, spices, soybeans and chillies.
Konjac is low-carb, sugar-free, fat-free, calorie-free, tasteless, and similar in texture to Chinese glass noodles.
It is suitable for diabetics or for anyone who follows a low carbohydrate diet, they can also be implemented in keto diets and in any control or weight loss diet.
Konjac flour paste has no flavor, so it is very important to prepare a rich and powerful sauce, you have to start with a good stir-fry and continue adding nuances with spices, broth and soy sauce, for example.
This time I prepared them with zucchini, onion, chicken marinated with spices and lemon, soy sauce and dried chillies, they were perfect.
A little below you have the detailed recipe because it is worth learning how to prepare them well to really enjoy them.
Konjac pasta is a "low carb" alternative to wheat pasta.
This dish is surprising, some authentic oriental style noodles without carbohydrates, is it hard to believe it?
These spaghetti or noodles are made from konjac flour, a root whose composition is fundamentally fiber, a fiber that also has the ability to absorb water, which is why it is very satiating.
You can prepare them however you want, but you have to keep something in mind, they have no flavor, so you need to make a good sauce and add very tasty ingredients, with the spices that you like the most.
This recipe is spicy and super tasty, as well as easy and healthy, you can make many variations, instead of chicken, why not shrimp, squid or cuttlefish?
The combinations can be endless, use different types of vegetables, leeks, carrots, broccoli, or prepare them in a more classic way, with a good Bolognese sauce and gratin with cheese.
When we want to change habits, we inevitably go through a transition period, this moment is not easy, it is usually a stage in which your brain continues to demand what it was used to, but that you are not giving them now.
Konjac spaghetti will reduce your craving for old pasta.
That's why it doesn't hurt to look for options that allow us to make that transition more bearable and that can also stay in your new repertoire for the future.
The idea is not to always look for foods and recipes that replace the usual ones, the idea is rather to substitute some foods for others and create new habits, eliminating previous ones.
This is a process, it is never from today to tomorrow, you have to be motivated and love.
When you get to that point where you don't miss the old thing, these konjac spaghetti will become one more option, but they will no longer be an obsession or a necessity.
You will enjoy other dishes as much as you did before pasta and you will not miss it.
Those of us who entertain ourselves with history know that Crassus, Roman consul back in 55 BC, annoyed it by invading Parthia without justified reason, the shot backfired and he and his legionaries ended up assassinated, since then any blunder has been I call her Crassus Errare.
And it is precisely that expression "crass error" that comes to mind when I think about how, when it comes to changing eating habits, we show our inflexibility and we roll into positions that are often meaningless.
It is at this point because it is crucial, when we seek to improve our eating habits, when we want to make changes, we should not insist on replacing everything we regularly eat (bread, pasta, rice, buns, etc.), for its "healthy" version, without a doubt it is a big mistake.
We must not insist on replacing everything with its "healthy version", we must change habits.
The idea is to change habits, if I always had bread or cookies for breakfast, now I can have cheese and nuts for breakfast.
If I used to have very sweet desserts, I change them for red fruits or roasted apple.
If I love pizza, I can start by trying lighter cauliflower or broccoli crusts or I can put a twist and enjoy a smoked salmon with arugula or a veal carpaccio with Parmesan without being a drama.
Advantages of konjac flour pasta and rice:
- It does not provide carbohydrates.
- It does not add calories.
- It is easily digested.
- It makes your brain think that you are eating that long-awaited plate of pasta or rice that you miss so much and reduces the anxiety derived from it.
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Low carbohydrate diets and ketogenic diets do not deserve to be treated as fleeting DIETS, they are rather nutritional plans that a person adopts with the intention of changing their habits and eating habits rooted in the established norm, therefore it is a style of life thought to improve the state of health of a person, they are not a fad diet anymore.
I leave you the recipe with all the details of this recipe below.
KONJAC SPAGHETTI WITH CHICKEN
Konjac flour spaghetti is a low carbohydrate alternative to wheat pasta, one more option in your "low carb" diet.
- 400 g konjac flour spaghetti
- 200 g chicken breast in strips
- 100 g julienned onion
- 125 g zucchini cut into sticks
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/3 cup vegetable or chicken broth
- 2 cdas lemon juice
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 pinch garlic powder
- 1 pinch dried ground chillies
Elaboration step by step
The first thing is to marinate the chicken breast cut into strips, add lemon juice, salt, dried chilli, garlic powder and soy sauce, mix well so that the meat is impregnated and let it rest for a while.
Start with a sautéed onion in olive oil, add a pinch of salt, and when it starts to fry add the zucchini, let it cook for a few more minutes.
Leave space in the center of the pan, add another drizzle of olive oil and sauté the marinated chicken.
Go around with a wooden spatula, mixing everything little by little, let it cook.
On the other hand, open the konjac spaghetti package, and following the instructions on the package, wash them well with water. Make sure to drain them well and add them to the stir-fry of vegetables and chicken that you have in the pan.
Mix well so that all the flavors come together.
Increase the heat intensity and add the broth, continue mixing carefully and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
You can try the salt point and add more if you see fit.
Serve the konjac spaghetti with chicken in a bowl, to finish, add sesame seeds and roasted peanuts.