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Makeover Monday ~ Super Simple Pad Thai

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It is  Monday, so it is time for another recipe makeover. I love to take favorite recipes and make them THM friendly. One of the biggest hurdles people have to overcome is thinking that healthy eating means never having their favorite foods again. The truth is that you can make a healthy version of almost any meal. And most meals don’t require that much work to re-make!

Have you tried Pad Thai? I had not. I had always wanted to but had not been in a place to try it. Then I found this recipe at Delish. It had some definitely off-plan ingredients, but it looked so simple that I knew  I had to try it. Boy am I glad I did! With a few easy changes it was done! It is so simple and SO GOOD! I made this recipe for my daughter and I for lunch. We split it between the two of us and were wonderfully satisfied. If you have small appetites or you are going to add something else to the meal you may be able to serve up to 4 with this recipe, but I would suggest increasing the ingredients to serve more. Also, this is a very basic recipe. You can always add more veggies if you’d like!

You Will Need

Super Simple Pad Thai

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 to 1 package THM noodles per person
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. xes sweetener or Gentle Sweet
  • 1/8 tsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce or oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce or Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. mineral salt
  • 2 bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 eggs lightly whisked
  • 1 lb. protein shrimp or chicken
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c. roasted peanuts chopped

Instructions

DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, sweetener, molasses, fish sauce, soy sauce, and cayenne pepper and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add bell pepper and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. 
  • Add the noodles and protein and cook until meat is done. 
  • Pour in the sauce mixture and toss until the noodles are coated. 
  • Push everything to one side of the pan and pour in the egg. Scramble until just set then mix everything together. 
  • Garnish with green onions and roasted peanuts before serving.

Notes

This is a very simple recipe. You can always “plus it up” by adding more of your favorite non-starchy veggies to the mix!

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2 thoughts on “Makeover Monday ~ Super Simple Pad Thai”

    1. I haven’t made it without the fish sauce (actually I used oyster sauce but they are very similar). I think it will probably change the flavor to leave it out. If you want to try it without I would try using soy sauce or Braggs liquid aminos in place of it.

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