Tastykitchen.com Not Your Lunch Lady’s Goulash Recipe

Total time: 50 minutes

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Net Carbs are 8% of calories per serving, at 39g per serving. The amount is risky for the keto diet, but still keto-friendly. Your eating options afterward may be limited, so take anticipated meal consumptions into consideration.

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Keto & Health Insights for Tastykitchen.com Not Your Lunch Lady’s Goulash Recipe

  • Net Carbs are 8% of calories per serving, at 39g per serving. This food is risky for the keto diet (it's above the standard keto diet guidelines) but it's still keto-friendly. Consuming this item may limit your ability to eat more foods that contain carbs. Take into consideration whether you intend to consume additional meals or what you've already consumed. It's recommended that you track the macros of your daily food consumptions—this makes it easier to avoid overconsumption.
  • This food contains trans fat, a type of fat that's considered extremely unhealthy. Trans-fatty acids elevate bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol. And increases the likelihood for heart disease, strokes, and Type 2 diabetes. The FDA has mostly banned high amounts of trans-fatty acids in prepared foods, but you can still find trans fat quantities on food labels. Especially for most fast-food meals. Learn more about unhealthy fats.
  • This food's %DV (daily value percentage) for sodium is 52%. At 1194mg, it's considered high in sodium according to the FDA's standard for %DV (daily value percentage), which considers any food with %DV of more than 20% as high in sodium. The organization recommends 2300mg of sodium as the daily limit. High sodium is believed to be associated with health problems such as heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, and kidney malfunctions. There's also a belief that diets with high amounts of salt correlates with obesity, but the link hasn't proven to be so direct. Instead, salt may trigger overeating by increasing the feeling of hunger, according to studies referenced in this WebMD article about salt & obesity. Add-ons such as sauces and condiments are the usual high-sodium culprits in most restaurant meals. Sodium additives are responsible for most high sodium amounts in packaged foods, especially frozen meals. For most adults, a healthy range for daily maximum sodium consumption is between 1500-2300mg; foods should be within 5%-20% DV per serving.

Tastykitchen.com Not Your Lunch Lady’s Goulash Recipe Nutrition Label

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8 servings   ( 515 g )
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 506
Total Fat: 24g
Saturated Fat: 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10g
Trans Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 81mg
Sodium: 1194mg
Total Carbohydrates: 45g
Dietary Fiber: 6g
Sugar: 10g
Protein: 28g
Calcium: 109mg Iron: 6mg
Potassium: 1120mg Vitamin A: 60mcg
Vitamin C: 35mg Vitamin D: 0mcg


  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 1 whole Green Pepper, Chopped
  • 8 ounces, weight Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 3 cups Water
  • 29 ounces, fluid Tomato Sauce
  • 28 ounces, fluid Diced Tomatoes, Undrained
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Smoky Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1-½ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Generous Amounts Of Garlic Powder, Salt And Pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 cups Uncooked Elbow Macaroni


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