Sarah Ballantyne blogs at The Paleo Mom.com. Her latest recipe is Paleo Pork Chow Mein.
The main reason I love this dish is because Sarah uses kelp noodles as the base of the dish. I’ll get back to the health benefits of kelp noodles in a minute.. .but first, here’s Sarah’s recipe.
If you are interested at all in the idea of a Paleo pork chow mein recipe, here’s the link. It’s simple, easy and delicious!
Paleo Pork Chow Mein Recipe
Here is another delicious Asian-inspired stir fry. The thinner you slice your meat and vegetables, the tastier this meal seems to be (of course, I’m never patient enough to really slice everything as thinly as I like it). I absolutely love the use of Kelp Noodles for paleo chow mein dishes because their flavor and slightly crunchy texture works so well (plus it’s a great way to get my weekly dose of iodine-rich seaweed!). I also love any meal that I can prepare in advance and then quickly cook up in the evening. Serves 2-3.
Click here to get the whole paleo pork chow mein recipe from The Paleo Mom.
Using kelp noodles to replace pasta is a fine idea.
Kelp is a large type of seaweed, and in fact, there are approximately thirty different types of kelp. Kelp has many uses and one of them is as a diet supplement. It is classified as algae and is very rich in nutrients. The health benefits of including kelp as a dietary supplement are well documented. These include the
strengthening of the circulatory system,
provision of strong bones and teeth,
cancer fighting benefits and
reducing the risk of strokes and heart disease.
The large concentration of iodine found in Kelp helps to stimulate the thyroid gland and control metabolism.
Kelp grows in oceans and so is rich in all the nutrients which the ocean contains, most of which are needed also by the human body in various amounts. These include over 70 minerals, trace elements, enzymes, iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and 21 amino acids. The complex range of nutrients makes it an essential promoter of glandular health. Kelp is also a natural antibiotic because of its iodine content, which helps the body fight bad bacteria and infections. Learn more about kelp. Original here.
Sarah Ballantyne has a marvelous personal story.
She used the paleo diet to lose 120 pounds, and be healthier and happier. You can read her inspiring personal story here.
I hope I have inspired you to start cooking with kelp noodles as a healthy, low-cal replacement for pasta. Most of all, I want you to check out Sarah’s Paleo Pork Chow Mein Recipe.