KETO LAZY PASTA AND MEATBALLS
This is a delicious Keto Lazy Pasta And Meatballs. In first pursuing a KETO LOW-CARB paths, spaghetti and meatballs became the comfort food I missed most. I thought about it often. I realized I could not live without this classic Italian dish in my life. In being committed to my anti-inflammatory lifestyle, I prepared several types of grain-free noodles, including the processed ones made from vegetables. The noodles proved too hard or to mushy. They simply did not provide, for me, that al dente pasta satisfaction that I desperately missed. I tried Bolognese over zucchini and butternut squash spiral noodles. Let’s just say the dishes tasted….healthy.
I surfed Google and YouTube, finally discovering a few KETO LOW-CARB noodle recipes that I could make from scratch. The recipes I preferred used almond flour. I tested many of the recipes, over time perfecting my own. I serve my KETO LOW-CARB noodles to family and friends, even to those who were not following a grain-free diet. Everyone loved the pasta!
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO LAZY PASTA AND MEATBALLS?
The predominant taste sensation of this Keto Lazy Pasta & Meatballs is umami, the 5th taste sensation. This refers to the roundness and depth of flavour of the dish. Umami occurs in this dish due to the tomato sauce and the beef.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO LAZY PASTA AND MEATBALLS?
Grass-Fed Beef is the main ingredient in the meatballs of this Keto Lazy Pasta and Meatballs. Grass-fed beef is widely known to be a healthier option compared to grain-fed beef. The nutritional value of grass-fed beef is quite impressive, with a high concentration of essential nutrients and healthy fats. Grass-fed beef is typically leaner than grain-fed beef, which helps reduce overall calorie intake. One of the most significant differences between grass-fed and grain-fed beef is the amount and type of fat. Grass-fed beef is higher in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for heart health and reducing inflammation. Grass-fed beef is also lower in omega-6 fatty acids, which are known to contribute to inflammation when consumed in excess. Grass-fed beef is also a significant source of protein, iron, and zinc, all of which are vital for overall health. Additionally, grass-fed beef is richer in antioxidants, including vitamin E, which helps protect against cellular damage. Consequently, grass-fed beef offers a wealth of nutritional benefits, making it an excellent choice for health-conscious consumers. Choosing grass-fed beef over grain-fed beef can help improve overall health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LAZY PASTA AND MEATBALLS?
With umami being the primary taste sensation of this Keto Lazy Pasta & Meatballs, due to the tomato sauce and beef, this dish sings out for a full-bodied red wine with enough weight and flavor to match. Choose Zinfandel, Syrah/Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, or Malbec.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT OTHER KETO LOW-CARB RECIPES CAN YOU ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
I’m a huge fan of the Ninja products. In the past, I’ve gone through a counter-top convection oven every couple of years. This Ninja 1800-watt oven is a work horse! It is a must for me to support my Keto diet. Since buying this Ninja I have not turned on my oven in months! Amazing in the summer! No heat in the kitchen from the traditional oven. I use the air-fryer for all our proteins every day. All my air-fried favorites have less bad saturated fat and therefore fewer calories. I cut chicken breasts in half, horizontally, and air-fry them for 20 minutes. You can set the temperature and timer for all sorts of foods and walk away from the kitchen. The machine will shut off automatically at the right time. My proteins are crispy on the outside and super juicy
HOW ARE THE KETO LOW-CARB PASTA NOODLES PREPARED?
In a bowl combine all ingredients. Mix well. Roll into a dough ball and let sit for 5 minutes to pull together. Cut dough in half. Cover half ball with a wet cloth. Transfer the half to a large piece of parchment paper. Flatten ball. Using the flat side of a long knife or pastry cutter, shape ball into a 4” X 4” square. Top square with another sheet of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out square to 8” X 8”. Lift top parchment paper. Using a long knife or pizza cutter, cut square into 1/8th-inch noodles.
When ready to dine, bowl water. Add oil to water. Add noodles. Boil noodles for 3 minutes. Drain into a colander and run cool water over the pasta to prevent sticking. Serve with your favorite sauce and toppings.
WHAT ARE THE TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST KETO LOW-CARB NOODLES?
- Make sure the sauce or soup is ready to go before you cook the noodles.
- Use more boiling water than you normally would for wheat-based noodles. This ensures the noodles won’t stick together.
- Gently drop the noodles into the water. Using a rubber spatula swirl the water slowly and cook the noodles for 30 seconds. If you cook the noodles for too long they will fall apart.
- Rinse the noodles under cool water, so they don’t stick together.
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