The new CSIRO Low-Carb Diabetes Diet & Lifestyle Solution book is the latest instalment by Australian authors Professor Grant Brinkworth and Dr Pennie Taylor and follows on the heels of the #1 Best-selling Low-Carb DIET book.
Prep time 25 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
400g lean chicken breast fillet, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
4 small zucchini, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh Italian herb paste
2 x 400 g tins chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons salt-reduced tomato paste
150 g baby spinach leaves
250 g packet konjac spaghetti, drained and rinsed (see note)
1 cup basil leaves
80 g parmesan, finely grated
2 x 35 g slices multigrain bread, toasted
Process the chicken in a food processor until finely minced.
Heat the oil in a large deep non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the onion and zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until starting to soften. Add the minced chicken and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, breaking up any large lumps with the back of a spoon.
Reduce the heat to medium. Add the herb paste, tomatoes and tomato paste and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by half. Add the spinach and konjac spaghetti and cook, tossing, for 2 minutes or until the spinach has wilted and the spaghetti is heated through. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
Divide the bolognese among bowls, sprinkle with the basil leaves and parmesan and serve with the toast.
Note: You can find konjac spaghetti in the health-food aisle at the supermarket. It’s usually in the gluten-free section.
CSIRO Low-Carb Diabetes Diet & Lifestyle Solution is published by Pan Macmillan. RRP AU $36.99. Photography by Rob Palmer