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Vegan Thai Peanut Noodles

Vegan, Gluten Free Friendly, Weight Loss Friendly

A bowl of vegan Thai peanut noodles with fresh herbs on top
Thai Peanut Noodles with Tofu

This recipe has been a staple in our house for the last couple of years. For a while, I used others' recipes, but I've finally crafted my own version that I'm happy with, as it cuts down on some of the calories, increases the fiber by using whole wheat noodles, and it is phytonutrient rich.

Our siblings love it so much that all I have to do is text them I'm making it and they immediately plan to come for dinner.

These are my favorite vegetables to add, but you could honestly use anything. I really like the bulk of fiber and water that red or white cabbage adds to this, especially if your goal is weight loss. For ease, however, you could just use a bag of fresh or frozen stir-fry vegetables. You can also buy carrots already shredded or julienned.

As tempted as I am to omit the extra herbs on top of this, they really do enhance the overall flavor of the Thai peanut noodles. The same goes for the lime- it's essential to the sauce. And adding extra on top does make it taste even better.

Photo of various herbs hanging from a string.

You have a couple of options for protein: edamame, tofu, or even tempeh (prepare similarly to tofu). Edamame is the lowest in calories and highest in nutrients, but tofu can be more texturally pleasing, and tempeh has probiotics in it.

If you are soy intolerant, I recommend adding green peas or lima beans for protein!

Powdered peanut butter is also not essential. Natural peanut butter is fine, but the powdered option is there for those who want to lower the overall calories of the dish as powdered peanut butter has less oil/fat in it, and therefore fewer calories.

Is a wok essential?

No, a frying pan will behave similarly. The benefit of a wok is just the volume that it is able to hold, and its ability to sear the veggies a little better.

I'd love to hear your feedback on these easy Thai peanut noodles either below or over on my Facebook profile!

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This recipe was developed by Lucille Luong

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