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Cooking with Chloe: Salmon Stir Fry

With the MMVA's just 5 weeks away, I've decided to cut out carbs and eat as healthy as possible to feel my absolute best while hosting the live red carpet show on June 19th. Don't worry friends, research has been done and this is all happening in a safe and well-educated way; since I'm cutting out carbs I've upped my intake of healthy fats while getting enough protein to keep me strong during workouts. 

HEALTHY IS HOT

Has anyone else experimented with a low-carb high-fat (LCHF) diet before? Personally, playing around with ingredients to make delicious recipes while trying to stay under my goal of net carbs has been both fun and frustrating. This is my third week of playing in the kitchen with a LCHF attitude and I feel like I am finally starting to make progress and the recipes are getting yummier and yummier. 

Sharing is caring is one of my many life mottos (another favourite: be somebody who makes everyone feel like a somebody), so I figured I'd start a new category of entries in The Wilde Files called... Cooking with Chloe! Typically the recipes will be LCHF, gluten-free and healthy. Playing in the kitchen is as therapeutic as lacing up and pounding the pavement for 8km; there is something calming and rewarding about trying new recipes, learning about flavour profiles, and going off-recipe that ignites a creative outlet for me. Ok, enough jib-jabbering, time to get off this computer and into the kitchen! 

This recipe was inspired from a variety of keto-friendly websites but with a few Chloe-alterations (ie: added more peanut butter, because life without peanut butter isn't a sacrifice I'm willing to make) and paired it with wild salmon for a healthy dose of omega fats. Pasta is obviously not LCHF friendly, BUT have you ever heard of shirataki noodles? These will change your life. They are Japanese noodles made out of konjac yam and provide 0 net carbs and only 15 calories per serving. YAS QUEEN. They contain almost no nutrition but they are amazing when you want a bowl of pasta but don't want to cheat on your diet... Plus you can add a ton of nutritionally dense items on top to make it a healthy meal. 


Ingredients: 

  • 450g Salmon
  • 1 tsp butter 
  • 1 packet of Shirataki noodles 
  • Fresh spinach 

Sauce

  • 1/3c all natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 pack of stevia
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced) 
  • 2 tbsp sirracha (I like things spicy...) 
  • Chili flakes
  1. Sautee the salmon in butter until cooked through
  2. In a bowl mix in water, soy sauce, peanut butter, stevia, sirracha, lime juice, chili flakes and minced garlic. Warning: it looks disgusting at first but just keep mixing... 
  3. Rinse shirataki noodles (they smell gross otherwise)
  4. Add noodles, handful of fresh spinach into frying pan with salmon and toss over medium heat until spinach has wilted
  5. Sauce it up and put a lime wedge on the side if you want to be fancy!

Bonne appetit! 

- Chloe Wilde