Beef Pho

Beef pho is a traditional Vietnamese recipe.  This low carb version substitutes spiralised zucchini for rice noodles for a low carb nutrient-dense version that will keep your protein:energy ratio high to maximise satiety.  The sirloin steak in this recipe provides plenty of protein along with plenty of zinc, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, choline, B3 and B6. The zucchini and mung beans add to the texture and help to boost the vitamin C and folate.  


One serving of this recipe provides 620 calories, 99 g of protein, 17 g of fat and 10 g of net carbs.


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  


Beef Bullion2tsp
Fish Sauce 1tbsp
Coconut Aminos 0.6615 mL
Mung Bean Sprouts 50g
Zucchini 45g
Lime Juice 1/2each  
Beef steak, top sirloin418g

Suitable for 

  • fat loss
  • blood sugar & fat loss 
  • maximum nutrient density 



The ranking of this recipe is shown below.  Click the links to see the highest-ranking recipes for each goal.

nutrient density60%
lean bulking & bodybuilder48%
fat loss68%
blood sugar & fat loss59%
blood sugar & diabetes 28%
Athlete & bulking26%
ketogenic 27%