Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Beans + Pepperoni + Carrots = One healthy low-carb pan meal

Hey guys,

I try to cover different issues in this blog, like fitness exercises, nutrition, motivation and some other thoughts related to these topics. For the nutrition part I like to post some recipes, which should help you to diversify your meals during a low-carb diet. Sometimes I provide you with more complex recipes, sometimes (more often) I write down recipes, that are easy to prepare. Beside the effect that you get some tasty recipes it should also show you, that even a low-carb diet could be very rich in alternatives.
Today I'm gonna show you how to cook a really easy but delicious one pan/pot meal. Even though beans have some carbs the glycemic load is quite low and they are rich in vegetable proteins (so they fit into my diet).

Ingredients:


- 1 can/glass of broad beans
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 2,5 oz. (approx. 70g) tomato paste
- 4-5 carrots
- 2-3 oz (60-90g) peperoni (salami)
- some olive oil

Preperation:
Peel the carrots and cut them into slices. Put them in a pot (filled with water) and boil them for 10 minutes (they still should be al dente). Meanwhile peel the garlic and chop it into small pieces. Cut the peporoni into pieces as well. Wash the beans under cold water and drain them. Now heat some olive oil in a pan or pot and add the beans. Let them sauté for approx. 5 minutes and add the garlic. Put in the carrot and peperoni pieces as well and let the whole stuff sauté for 5 more minutes. Afterwards add the tomato paste and a bit water. Now let it simmer for 5 minutes (until there is no more liquid in the pan). Arrange it on plates or in bowls and enjoy!


Cheers,
Andi