Lean Pad Thai

Thailand’s most popular global dish gets a lean and budget-conscious makeover, with brown rice noodles and additional veggies for a fiber and antioxidant boost. Nutrients per 1-cup serving: Calories: 220, Total Fat: 4 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 38 g,Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 11 g, Protein: 11 g, Sodium: 510 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg
Photo by Lauren J.

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 8 8

    * 8 oz brown rice noodles

  • 4 4

    * 4 tbsp unsalted tomato paste

  • 4 4

    * 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 3 3

    * 3 tbsp honey

  • 2 2

    * 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce

  • 1 1

    * 1 tbsp fresh lime juice

  • 1/8 1/8

    * 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

  • * Olive oil cooking spray

  • 1 1

    * 1 egg white, whisked

  • 2 2

    * 2 cups green cabbage, chopped

  • 1 1

    * 1 cup bean sprouts

  • 2 2

    * 2 green onions, julienned or thinly sliced lengthwise

  • 1 1

    * 1 large carrot, peeled and julienned or cut into thin matchstick pieces

  • 12 12

    * 12 oz firm tofu, cubed

  • 1/4 1/4

    * 1/4 cup cilantro, minced

  • 2 2

    * 2 tbsp unsalted peanuts, crushed

  • * Lime wedges and additional cilantro, for garnish (optional)

  • TIP:

Directions

1. Cook brown rice noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside. 2. In a small bowl, whisk together tomato paste, vinegar, honey, fish sauce, lime juice and cayenne. Set aside. 3. Heat a large cast-iron or nonstick pan or wok over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Mist with cooking spray. Add egg white and sauté until cooked, about 2 minutes. Remove egg white from heat and dice into small pieces. 4. In the same pan, misted again with cooking spray, sauté cabbage, bean sprouts, onions and carrot over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add tofu and cook for another 2 minutes. Add cooked egg white and cilantro, sautéing for another 2 minutes. Then stir in tomato paste mixture. Add cooked noodles. Stir until completely combined and thoroughly heated, about 3 to 4 more minutes. 5. Remove from heat and toss with peanuts before serving. Garnish with lime wedges and additional cilantro,if desired.

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