Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Style: Italian
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 0.5 cup chopped Onions
  • 1 tbsp Light Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 large Zucchini
  • 1 tsp leaves Basil (Dried)
  • 8 oz raw (yield after cooking) Italian Sausage
  • 2 tbsp Tap Water
  • 8 large Egg (Whole)
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 0.25 tsp Black Pepper
  • 0.33 cup Parmesan Cheese (Grated)


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a large, ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and white onion and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened.  Add the zucchini and basil and cook for 5 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft but not limp. Add the sausage and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, water, salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture into the hot pan over the meat and vegetable mixture. Let cook for a few seconds, undisturbed, then use a spatula to move the eggs toward the center while tilting the pan to let the uncooked eggs run to the sides. Continue cooking and moving the egg mixture for 4 5 minutes, or until the eggs are almost set (they will still be moist on the top).
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and place under the broiler until the eggs are cooked on top and the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 2 3 minutes.
  5. Cut in quarters and serve immediately.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.