Saturday, October 31, 2009
As the temperatures get colder, crisp, cool salads inevitably get replaced by warm, cooked veggies. Food naturally gets "heavier" as the weather gets chilly.
But, it doesn't have to make YOU that way.
Pho is a Vietnamese soup that is low in fat, chock full of veggies and lean protein and is served steaming hot in a large bowl.
As with any restaraunt food, you will have to be selective to make the smartest choice when it comes to nutrition that will make you look damn good.
Pho always includes a heavy portion of rice noodles. While not a fat laden item, these noodles are a refined carbohydrate, so I consider them empty calories. Skip the noodles all together or eat just a bite or two. Believe me, you will be so satisfied with all of the other goodies in your Pho - you won't care about some flavorless rice noodles!!
Pho is accompanied by a beautiful side dish of raw bean sprouts, basil, cilantro, lime and jalepenos. Drop all of this crunchy goodness into your Pho bowl and experience the amazing fusion of flavor.
Personally, I like a shrimp and veggie Pho, laden with broccoli and bok choy.
Find a Vietnamese Pho restaraunt in your city and give it a go!!
(photo from: ehow.com)