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Healthy Chicken Pad Thai Meal Prep

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 378
Protein 42g
Fat 5g
Carbs 41g
Total Time

You may think that pad thai noodle is too difficult or decadent to make, but have no fear! This recipe keeps health in mind and breaks it down into simple steps.  

 

To accomplish the right flavor to a pad thai, it requires fish sauce. Stir the sauce into the stir fry and briefly saute with some flour to thicken and bind all the flavor to the noodle.  

 

To save time, try preparing a protein ahead of time in an instant pot or slow cooker to make meal prep and meal planning easy.  

 

Thai noodle has to be cooled down after it is boiled or the rice noodles will get soggy, then it is briefly stirred with seasoning ingredients before serving. This is common in all pad thai recipes, not just chicken pad thai. Common seasonings include basil, soy sauce, fish sauce, cayenne, lime, and pear sauce.  

 

Thai noodle can be made with a variety of proteins like tofu, chicken, pork, or fish, just to name a few. The use of brown rice noodle means that the carbs are in the presence of a higher amount of fiber, making it easier to digest on your body. When your body lacks fiber, it can cause your internal gut bacteria to swim up into your small intestine and eat sugars. By increasing your fiber load with brown rice and veggies, you can cause the bacteria to go back to eating fiber, its main diet, and your digestion improves overall. Don’t forget to add crushed up peanuts.  

 

This isn’t your ordinary chicken pad thai recipe, but it sure hits the spot. If you enjoyed this chicken pad thai with brown rice for weekly breakfasts, lunches or dinners, please drop me a comment or send me a message. I would love to hear from you! Keep happy and healthy! Bon Appetit!

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Healthy Chicken Pad Thai Meal Prep

Ingredients

Ingredients for 3 – 4 servings:

  • 18oz raw chicken breasts
  • 4oz (56g) flat brown rice noodles
  • 3 tbsp garlic paste
  • Veggies:
    • 1 red bell pepper
    • 1 cup mushrooms (chopped)
    • 1.5 cup bean sprouts
    • 1 cup green onions (chopped)
    • fresh cilantro
  • Sauce:
    • 1/4 cup rice vinegar (or fish sauce)
    • 1/8 cup Coconut Aminos (low sodium soy sauce)
    • 1/8 cup Red chili pepper sauce
    • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
    • juice from 1 lime
Steps
  1. Boil brown rice noodles. Drain and set aside.
  2. Chop up veggies – bell pepper, mushrooms, green onions, limes, cilantro.
  3. Slice chicken breast into small pieces.
  4. In a bowl, mix rice vinegar or fish sauce, coconut sugar, red chili pepper sauce, & fresh lime juice.
  5. Spray a nonstick skillet with coconut oil, then add garlic paste. Toss in chicken breast pieces and cook.
  6. Finally, add noodles, then fresh veggies and the sauce.
  7. Build your meals.

 

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(to reduce sugar, simply use 1 tbsp coconut sugar)

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Calories
378
Protein
42g
Fat
5g
Carbs
41g
Sodium
-
Fiber
3g
Sugar
10g