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I really like the pho from a local shop. It's possible to consume the broth and vegetables (Basil, cilantro, bean sprouts, lime) and reject the noodles, ie low carbing the soup.

I sometimes get pho take out, and, at home, use only the broth and vegetables.

I sometimes get just the broth for take out.
Today, I heated a L of broth (one serving) and added 1/2 bag of the "prepared salad" cruciferous vegetables*, from the local grocery story's bagged salad section.

I'm right pleased with the outcome.
It's not the most LBYM choice... $4/ 2-servings salad, $5/1L broth... so $6-$7 per serving?

ASSUMING there was no sugar added to the broth, at the restaurant, this is a "good carb", low calorie meal?

🤔
ralph

AFAIK, the star ingredient that differentiates pho broth from regular "broth", is the slight licorice flavor of Star Anise, and the use of Chinese 5-spice.

* Here is Trader Joe's version of the ready-made, bagged, cruciferous salad:
https://thedinnershift.com/weeknight-recipes/30-minutes-or-l...

I would also be happy to use a "lettuce" salad mix.
Using the prepared bagged salad gets me a variety of different cruciferous greens, as well as a couple other vegetables... without having to buy "bulk" and throw the left overs away.
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