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Healthy Recipe for Pad Thai

Posted by LATOYA PAYNE on
Healthy Recipe for Pad Thai - Extend Nutrition

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4 oz 100% whole wheat fettuccine, uncooked
½ package of extra firm tofu (less or more, as desired)
*OR substitute 2 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts for tofu
4 green onions, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
1 Tbsp canola oil
Salt to taste (optional)
Peanut sauce (recipe below)
*OR use 2 Tbsp Whole Foods 365 Organic Peanut Sauce

Additional toppings (all optional):

Fresh cilantro
Fresh bean sprouts
Crushed peanuts
Lime wedges

Recipe for Peanut Sauce:
1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
4 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 to 2/3 cup water 
dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger root (optional)

Prepare Peanut Sauce:
Add all ingredients, except water, to a bowl and mix with a wire whisk until well blended. Add some water and continue to whisk. Continue adding water to get desired thinness. Directions for Pad Thai:

Cook fettuccine as instructed on package. Drain and set aside.

Warm a wok or large skillet over medium heat with oil. Add vegetables and cook until slightly tender, stirring often. Add the tofu, and continue cooking until tofu is warm, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the fettuccine and the prepared or purchased peanut sauce to the wok/skillet; then toss.

Optional: Top with cilantro, crushed peanuts, bean sprouts and lime wedges on the side. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts (using purchased Peanut Sauce):

Servings: 2
Calories: 419
Total Fat: 15g
Total Carbs: 54g
Sugars: 14g
Protein: 16g

Nutrition Facts (using prepared Peanut Sauce):

Servings: 2
Calories: 787
Total Fat: 45g
Total Carbs: 62g
Sugars: 14g
Protein: 33g

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