Healthy Recipe for Pad Thai
Make a night of healthy eating and happy living with this recipe idea and bedtime snack combo.
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Ingredients: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 bean sprouts
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.
Top off your night with our indulgent chocolate or yogurt coated bars!
Each bar is designed to give you perfect portion control and balanced nutrition in every bite.
PLUS, eating an Extend snack at bedtime means eating something that won't spike your blood sugar, but will help prevent unwanted overnight blood sugar lows.
So pick your favorite decadent flavor of Extend Nutrition Bars
Nutrition Facts (using purchased Peanut Sauce):
Total Fat: 15g
Total Carbs: 54g
Nutrition Facts (using prepared Peanut Sauce):
Total Fat: 45g
Total Carbs: 62g