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Move over turkey meatballs-- this pad thai is my new go-to meal and I couldn't be more excited about it!
Once I make a new recipe that I love, it becomes a part of my routine for weeks on end. I like to stick with what I know works and what I know I love. But then a couple weeks go by and I am itching for a new recipe that leaves me feeling the same satisfaction. That's why I'm pushing aside the turkey meatballs for now, and moving on to some healthy pad thai!
This recipe uses spiralized sweet potato noodles (which you can sub for whole wheat noodles, soba noodles, zoodles, or any other base of choice) and loaded with other vegetables, chicken and a bomb spicy peanut sauce that brings it all together.
Ingredients for Pad Thai:
(Makes 4-5 servings)
3 medium sweet potatoes
1 small container of cremini mushrooms
1 bag shredded brussel sprouts
3 green onions
1 lb of chicken breast
Ingredients for sauce:
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp unsweetened cashew milk
1 clove of minced garlic
1/4 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
Sriracha- amount depends on preferred level of spicy
Spiralize sweet potatoes and add to a sauté pan with cooking spray. Put on low heat and cover to steam for 5-7 minutes. In a separate pan on medium heat, sauté chopped mushrooms, chopped shallots, brussel sprouts and other veggies of choice until shallots are translucent (about 5-7 minutes also). Uncover sweet potatoes, combine the two pans of veggies together and keep on low heat.
While those are on the stove, sauté the chicken breast and sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Once the breasts are white all the way through, transfer to a plate and shred it by pulling apart the meat with two forks.
For the sauce, whisk all ingredients and microwave for 30 seconds.
In a bowl, add a heaping cup of veggies and top with 4-5 oz of shredded chicken. Drizzle with 2-3 tbsp of the sauce, and top with 1 chopped green onion. Other great toppings include 1 tbsp chopped salted cashews, red pepper flakes or juice of 1/2 a lime.
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