Peanuts...... awww squashy squashy .....
you are my pad thai looove and you got me wanting you 🎶
Name that tune?
For real though, whoever said eating healthy meant BORING and time consuming wasn't rocking my meal plan.
I've been on a mission to create healthy, simple and delicious AF meals for years because let's be honest, I spent YEARS eating just salads as my meals because I just didn't know how else to be healthy.
And it got boring, FAST.
My hubby Kev and I love going out to eat, and when it starts getting chilly outside, what do we love even more? Take out and movie nights.
And while I'm alllll for a good ol' indulgence evening, it's not so good for the budget or the waistline...SO, I set out to create healthy versions of my favorite staples.
And this one is my piece de resistance!!! Healthy pad Thai? I mean can I get an A FREAKING MEN?
Eat up, my beauts. Hubby approved!
SPAGHETTI SQUASH PAD THAI
4 servings, Prep and Cook time: 45 mins
1 medium spaghetti squash
Tofu, extra firm
4 green onions, diced
2 cups of shredded carrots, blanched
Sprinkle of raw crushed peanuts
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/3 cup tamari sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter, creamy unsalted
2 tsp fish oil
2 tbsp chili garlic sauce
lime juice, squeezed from 1/4 of a lime
2 tbsp sesame oil
1/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Chop spaghetti squash in half, place flesh down on a cooking sheet. Add water to the base of the cooking sheet and cover with aluminum foil.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, flip the spaghetti squash halves and complete baking for 10 more minutes, or until spaghetti squash is at a consistency you desire. (Be sure not to overcook or else it goes to mush!)
While the spaghetti squash is cooking, remove the water from the tofu by pressing down with paper towel. Chop into even cubes and sauté on a medium hot pan with coconut oil.
In a separate pot, combine sauce ingredients on medium-low heat, stirring frequently, adding water as needed to help it from getting too thick.
Once spaghetti squash is cooked, fork out the spaghetti into a bowl. Add carrots and tofu.
Pour as much sauce as you like over the spaghetti squash and mix together to coat.
Top with chopped green onion and crushed peanuts and voila!
What's your favorite take out order that you wish was healthy?