This Healthy Vegetable Pad Thai uses whole wheat noodles for some added nutrition. The blend of savory sauce, crunchy vegetables and tangy lime will keep the family running to the table!
What’s cooking? Yes, WHAT’S cooking–not whose. Apparently, according to this article, American’s aren’t.
Did you know Americans are spending more money on eating out than on groceries? The average American eats out 4-5 times per week, and are spending an average of $232 per month on meals not prepared at home (source). YIKES! Personally with my family of six, I would go broke if we ate out that much.
Healthy Vegetable Pad Thai
Here’s a fabulous healthy vegetable pad thai recipe you can make at home that will keep the dollars in your wallet!
My kids are pretty adventurous eaters. I love that about them. We have this awesome Thai place just down the street from our house. My husband and I will go there for dates, but very rarely will we bring the kids. We brought them one time, and they loved it. So, instead of heading there, this is one of the recipes I make at home. It’s cheaper, not to mention healthier! Although, I just mentioned healthier, didn’t I.
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- Add chicken, or other vegetables to beef it up. Or… beef, actually, to beef it up. 🙂
- I use these whole wheat noodles for some added nutrition, but you can use traditional rice noodles as well.
- I double this recipe for my family of six and then we have some left overs.
This recipe is adapted from Everyday Food Magazine.
Healthy Vegetable Pad Thai
Whole wheat noodles add some nutrition to this healthy vegetarian meal. Crunchy vegetables, savory sauce, and healthy noodles make an easy weeknight meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
- 8 ounces dried wide and flat Asian whole wheat noodles.
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 2 Tbs freshly squeezed lime juice plus wedges for serving
- 3 Tbs soy sauce
- cayenne pepper to taste optional
- 2 Tsp vegetable oil
- 3 scallions white and green parts separated and thinly sliced on the diagonal
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup chopped roasted salted peanuts
Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Drain.
In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, lime juice, and soy sauce
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high.
Add scallion whites and garlic and cook stirring constantly until fragrant, 30 seconds.
Add eggs and cook, scraping skillet with a rubber spatula, until eggs are almost set.
Transfer egg mixture to a plate.
Ad noodles and soy-sauce mixture to skillet; cook, tossing constantly, until noodles are coated with sauce.
Add egg mixture and toss to coat, breaking eggs up gently.
Serve topped with lime wedges, peanuts and cilantro.
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