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  • sgt1372sgt1372 Member Posts: 3,635 Member Member Posts: 3,635 Member
    Btw, don't know about others, but I never drink all of the broth, maybe 1/2 cup at most.

    Some NaCl is absorbed by the noodles, but if you don't drink all of the broth, I doubt that the sodium content of pho would be a health isdue for most people.
  • unstableunicornunstableunicorn Member Posts: 216 Member Member Posts: 216 Member
    Have you tried homemade with zucchini noodles? I’ll add a photo from my keto book. It’s really good, and you have control of the sodium. :smiley:

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    edited February 14
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,275 Member Member Posts: 5,275 Member
    Pho is great. If you are worried about calories leave some of the noodles in the bottom of the bowl and fill up on broth, bean sprouts and the lean rare beef. Some of the variants with stewed beef and meatballs use fattier cuts so I normally go for the type with slices of raw beef that cook as it sits in the hot broth.

    I never see pho with big globules of fat in the broth, so that shouldn't be a problem. Clear broths in general should be fine. Soups thickened with a roux can hide fat you can't see.
  • SisterSueGetsFitSisterSueGetsFit Member Posts: 1,155 Member Member Posts: 1,155 Member
    I’m going to try to make some tonight. I’m guessing it won’t happen again as the ingredients cost a small fortune and I can buy it cheaper and it’ll likely not taste as good. Stay tuned!
  • unstableunicornunstableunicorn Member Posts: 216 Member Member Posts: 216 Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    Ya, you have control of the sodium because there is essentially none. Where's the fish sauce?

    You do realize you’re antagonizing someone for sharing an easily adjustable recipe, right?

    @SisterSueGetsFit Hope you enjoy! Hubby & I have been very happy with it. :)
  • tlkondotlkondo Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    This is the recipe I use. But I don't add the salt, Fish sauce, hoisin sauce If you follow the recipe the Nutrition Per Serving: Calories 436 / Protein 23 g / Carbohydrate 74 g / Dietary Fiber 3 g / Total Sugars 6 g / Total Fat 5 g / Saturated Fat 1 g / Cholesterol 20 mg
    I don't know what a serving size is

    https://www.inspiredtaste.net/4307/vietnamese-soup-pho/
  • tmbg1tmbg1 Member Posts: 552 Member Member Posts: 552 Member
    I want pho now.
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,275 Member Member Posts: 5,275 Member
    I have never tried to make pho broth myself. I have a Vietnamese girlfriend who first roasts off beef bones for a couple of hour before simmering many hours.
  • SisterSueGetsFitSisterSueGetsFit Member Posts: 1,155 Member Member Posts: 1,155 Member
    tmbg1 wrote: »
    Just got back from having pho. This power of suggestion was real! No clue how many calories it was but I logged it as 600 to be safe.

    Bahaha! You’re welcome. ;) Stuff is SO addicting.

  • SisterSueGetsFitSisterSueGetsFit Member Posts: 1,155 Member Member Posts: 1,155 Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    I have never tried to make pho broth myself. I have a Vietnamese girlfriend who first roasts off beef bones for a couple of hour before simmering many hours.

    I tried the other day. It’s hard and expensive. Since it’s just me, it’s WAY cheaper to just buy it. And way better, as expected. The toppings (Basil, cilantro, bean sprouts and sauces) cost me more than an XL at my favorite place.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 22,277 Member Member Posts: 22,277 Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    Ya, you have control of the sodium because there is essentially none. Where's the fish sauce?

    You do realize you’re antagonizing someone for sharing an easily adjustable recipe, right?

    @SisterSueGetsFit Hope you enjoy! Hubby & I have been very happy with it. :)

    Not sure why you felt antagonized by me pointing out that your recipe is missing an ingredient essential to making pho taste like pho. (More than one, in fact, but I focused on the ingredient with the sodium.)

    This recipe would be easily adjustable for me, because I am familiar with pho and Asian cuisine, but not so much for someone who is not.
  • unstableunicornunstableunicorn Member Posts: 216 Member Member Posts: 216 Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    Ya, you have control of the sodium because there is essentially none. Where's the fish sauce?

    You do realize you’re antagonizing someone for sharing an easily adjustable recipe, right?

    @SisterSueGetsFit Hope you enjoy! Hubby & I have been very happy with it. :)

    Not sure why you felt antagonized by me pointing out that your recipe is missing an ingredient essential to making pho taste like pho. (More than one, in fact, but I focused on the ingredient with the sodium.)

    This recipe would be easily adjustable for me, because I am familiar with pho and Asian cuisine, but not so much for someone who is not.

    Didn’t feel antagonized, just pointed out the fact your attitude over a recipe was unnecessary.
    edited February 17
  • dadsafranticdadsafrantic Member, Premium Posts: 174 Member Member, Premium Posts: 174 Member
    Love all the responses and love that ya'll love pho! I usually keep my portion size around a "standard" cereal bowl size. The smell is just heavenly and it does fill me up! Lots and lots of bean sprouts.

    make it at home.
  • SisterSueGetsFitSisterSueGetsFit Member Posts: 1,155 Member Member Posts: 1,155 Member
    Love all the responses and love that ya'll love pho! I usually keep my portion size around a "standard" cereal bowl size. The smell is just heavenly and it does fill me up! Lots and lots of bean sprouts.

    make it at home.
    I’ve tried! It’s much cheaper to just buy it. And it tastes better done by the professionals. :)

  • angelexperimentangelexperiment Member Posts: 1,761 Member Member Posts: 1,761 Member
    You can make you own that way you control the sodium and whatever you like in there. You might also like bi bim bap very good and you can use tho se 0 calories noodles
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 23,819 Member Member Posts: 23,819 Member
    You can make you own that way you control the sodium and whatever you like in there. You might also like bi bim bap very good and you can use tho se 0 calories noodles

    Bibimbap is a rice dish.
  • amtyrellamtyrell Member Posts: 1,449 Member Member Posts: 1,449 Member
    Fyi thai basil is very very easy to grow if you love pho and are considering your summer garden.
  • SisterSueGetsFitSisterSueGetsFit Member Posts: 1,155 Member Member Posts: 1,155 Member
    amtyrell wrote: »
    Fyi thai basil is very very easy to grow if you love pho and are considering your summer garden.

    I just bought my first house a few months ago and it has raised garden beds. There will definitely be some basil in there!

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