Sausage Egg Roll In A Bowl
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been doing a low carb keto diet off and on for the past 6 months or so. I lost 30 pounds in just a couple of months doing one earlier this year. Since then I’ve managed to keep the weight off and just do a week of the low carb diet here and there.
Well, the husband and I are having a little weight loss competition with each other (again! I won the first one!) and so I’m back to my low carb diet.
I’ve always said that I wouldn’t share any funky low carb recipes here that need a bunch of special ingredients. The blog isn’t changing much! But, I do want to share recipes that fit a low carb lifestyle and will be devoured by carb lovers! Which brings me to this egg roll in a bowl!
One of the foods that I really crave a lot is Chinese take out. I love fried rice – especially my bacon fried rice! Gyoza is another favorite of mine. But, let’s be real. Egg rolls are where it’s at. I have been known to go to the Panda Express drive through just for a couple of mediocre egg rolls when I’m lazy and desperate and not watching my carb intake.
I’ve shared our favorite sausage egg roll recipe with you guys before, but the wrappers are loaded with carbs and frying egg rolls is pretty time consuming. No good! So, I basically just made the filling, dumped it in a bowl, and ate it with a fork.
This egg roll in a bowl is the perfect low carb Chinese food. I seriously could not get over how much this tastes like an egg roll. And my word, it’s so much easier than actually frying egg rolls!
This dinner clocks in at less than 500 calories, 7 grams total carbs, 5 net carbs, 37 grams of fat, and 19 grams of protein. It’s pretty perfect for a low carb dinner and it’s super filling and just packed with flavor. Best part? It’s done in less than 20 minutes. You could absolutely swap in some ground chicken for the sausage and you’d save some fat. Low carb diets need fat though, so this is perfect for me!
A note about my diet and how I’m staying on track and having such great success:
I obviously love food. I mean, it’s my job. Which means that I really struggle with sticking to a keto/low carb diet. I tend to cheat on the weekends, but get so discouraged because getting into ketosis takes a few days. Well, since mid-July 2015, I’ve been taking a supplement called Keto//OS. I didn’t want to mention it here until I was certain that it worked and that I could really recommend it to people with no reservations. I’m happy to say that I LOVE THIS SUPPLEMENT.
If I have a cheat day, the next morning I drink my Keto//OS (it’s a powder that you mix in water). Your body will show ketones if you test your urine within 60 minutes, but that’s just from what you’ve drank in the supplement. I drink one serving for breakfast and one serving for lunch. By that night my body is actually producing it’s own ketones and I’m in full blown ketosis. That’s just 12 hours on the diet and I’m in ketosis. It’s a miracle, if you ask me. It also helps keep you from experiencing keto flu, which is a total bonus.
I am currently only taking the supplement after cheating. I don’t take it every single day when I’m following a low carb diet. I do take it daily if I’m off diet for a week or more, though. It helps with brain fog, better sleep, and pretty much eliminates joint pain. I love this stuff!
You can get more information and purchase it HERE. You can also email me for more information! karly(at)bunsinmyoven(dot)com.
Sausage Egg Roll In A Bowl
- 1 pound ground pork sausage
- 6 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring often to crumble, until cooked through. Do not drain.
- Add the coleslaw mix, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce to the skillet with the sausage. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until cabbage has softened a bit.
- Remove from the heat and top with the green onions and drizzle with sesame oil.
- Serve immediately.