All of the amazing Pad Thai flavor you love with zero guilt!
Ok! So let’s have a little Asian “take-out” dinner night! I think right around this time of year everyone is ready for a little meal change up after everyone is a month or so into their new year healthier eating goals.
But we don’t have to sabotage those healthy eating goals you have worked so hard at over the last month! As much of a real foodie, healthy eating advocate as I am, I also very much understand that if we eat the same thing day and day out we are not only going to get bored with food, we aren’t going to get the variety in our diet that is so needed for balancing minerals in our bodies.
I have a serious love for all things Asian food! My husband and I used to go out for Thai & Chinese all the time while we were dating. So when we made the real food switch, one of my goals was to re-create our favorite take-out dishes in a healthier way.
Food was absolutely meant to be enjoyed, and real food really does taste so good! One of our family favorites is making sweet & sour stir frys, and one of my go-to quick lunches are these 15 minute Asian noodle bowls! I am really hooked to my veggie spirilizer!
This Pad Thai copycat is seriously loaded with veggies, but with the magic of a spiralizer or julienne veggie peeler, those veggies feel just like indulgent noodles! Since zucchini has a really neutral flavor, it really just takes on the amazing Pad Thai punch of the sauce.
Zucchini is rich in minerals -specifically naturally occurring sodium that balances and nourishes tired adrenals. You can make the dish entirely vegetarian using meaty mushrooms and crushed nuts which is how the recipe is written below. Or you can add in whatever animal protein you like with your Pad Thai from chicken to shrimp to shredded beef.
Renee blogs at Raising Generation Nourished, and with 3 girls ages 5 and under, she is passionate about raising the next generation of kids with a better understanding where their food comes from and how food affects their bodies.