Low Carb Snacks Out of Spam!

When I’m craving something salty and crunchy, one of the first things I do is grab the spam. Fry or broil and delicious!

  • Cut thin slices and cut in squares or strips.
  • Arrange slices on a broiling pan
  • Broil on high, but watch closely so they don’t burn.
  • Flip when Spam begins to brown. When the other side browns, remove from oven.
  • Set on paper towels to drain and cool.

You can also cut the Spam into long square strips and fry or broil to make Spam Fries.


You could make some low carb dipping sauces for added flavor. Post your suggestions in the comments.


Reinventing Fried Rice

Since I mentioned Spam yesterday, I thought I’d talk about my mother’s fried rice. She always make it with Spam, cubed and fried to a crisp brown. While I love it, the rice is not so carb friendly. Instead, I add more vegetables and enjoy the same flavors without the carbs.

When I started this journey last week, I found that I can still feel satisfied without the carbs.



ZUCCHINI RICE – Prepare separately.

  • Grate 1 zucchini and add to a saucepan with 1 T. Butter, salt, and pepper.
  • Let cook 4-5 minutes.


SPAM STIR FRY (or chicken, or beef, or pork, or kielbasa, or tofu, or meatless…)




  • 1 can of Spam, cubed (or any protein. I just love Spam for it’s bacon like saltiness)
  • Sesame Seed Oil
  • Frozen stir fry vegetables or fresh cut vegetables like onions, bell pepper, snap peas, water chestnuts, cabbage, carrots, green beans, snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, …
  • Garlic
  • Soy Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 egg
  • Sesame Seeds
  1. Fry Spam in a hot wok until crisp.
  2. Prepare the grated zucchini rice.
  3. Add about 1 T. of Sesame Oil and heat.
  4. Add vegetables. If you’re cutting fresh vegetables, you will need to cook them a little longer than frozen vegetables.
  5. Add salt to taste, pepper, and soy sauce (about 2 T.),
  6. Add scrambled egg and garlic to pan.
  7. Finish cooking and add to the top of the shredded zucchini.