- Healthy Twist Recipe: Pad Thai
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 tablespoons sugar
- 1.5 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 6 ounces rice stick noodles
- 1 tsp canola oil
- Thai-marinated protein: tofu, chicken, or shrimp. (recipe below)
- 1 cup chopped scallions, divided
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 3 egg whites, beaten
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1/3 to ½ head green cabbage, chopped
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
- 2 tbsp chopped roasted peanuts (optional)
- Sriracha for serving
Inspired by these recipes.
- Combine the fish sauce, palm sugar, lemon juice, and rice wine vinegar in a small bowl and set aside.
- Place the rice stick noodles in a mixing bowl and cover with hot water. Set aside while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
- Add canola oil to wok and heat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the protein until it starts to get brown and looks pretty cooked through. Remove meat/tofu from wok
- Add 2/3 of the scallions and then the garlic, cook for 10 to 15 seconds.
- Add the egg whites to the wok; once the eggs begin to set up, about 15 to 20 seconds, stir to scramble.
- Add the remaining ingredients toss after each addition: cabbage, noodles, sauce, cooked protein, and lastly, cilantro.
- Toss everything until heated through, but no longer than 1 to 2 minutes total.
- Add lime juice and taste for any additional needed seasoning.
- Garnish with the remaining scallions and peanuts. Serve with Sriracha. Dish makes 3 servings. I had leftovers for lunch the next day and it was GREAT.
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ¾ tsp turbinado (or brown) sugar
- 1 lb lean protein (chicken, tofu, and shrimp would be good)
- Mix the first 5 ingredients together well.
- Add protein to a Ziploc bag or other container and pour the marinade over.
- Let sit in the fridge as long as you can…I did put this together before I left for work.
- Used way less oil than is traditionally in a Thai dish. You know how you feel so heavy after getting takeout? Not so much here.
- Used egg whites instead of whole eggs. I want to try fried rice the same way.
- Added as many veggies as I could. You could always throw in additional vegetables depending on what you have on hand.
- Cut the sugar by a little bit. I usually cut sugar from all savory dishes due to our preference (but cut sugar from desserts? NEVER).