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Muscle-Friendly Pad Thai Recipe

Muscle-Friendly Pad Thai Recipe
Make this Asian classic and stick within the parameters of your nutrition program.

Pad Thai is the default order for any guy in an Asian restaurant who doesn’t understand the menu. Yet while it’s delicious, it’s also deadly for your waistline. With a few substitutions, however, such as low-carb, high-fiber spaghetti squash in place of rice noodles, you’ll knock down the carb count significantly without sacrificing great flavor.

Calories
391
Protein
32g
Fat
19g
Carbs
23g
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Servings: Makes 2 Servings
Ingredients: 
2   cups cooked spaghetti squash, shredded
2   cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp   peanut oil
8 oz   chicken, diced
2 tbsp   fish sauce
1 tbsp   lime juice
2  eggs, beaten slightly
2 cups   bean sprouts
2 tbsp  peanuts, chopped
4 scallions, sliced  scallions, sliced
2 tbsp   cilantro, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Cut the squash in half and microwave for 12 minutes. Let stand for up to 30 seconds and then scramble.
  2. Meanwhile, sauté the garlic in oil, then add chicken. When the chicken is done, add fish sauce, lime juice, and beaten eggs.
  3. Stir in the squash and bean sprouts, and top with pea- nuts, scallions, and cilantro.

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