Healthy Pad Thai with Shrimp and Snow Peas

Here’s a healthy twist on a Thai favorite that you’re whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients

1 package whole wheat spaghetti
1 package of frozen shrimp, tails removed
4 cups fresh snow peas
2 tbsp hot water
3 tablespoons all natural, creamy peanut butter
¼ cup low-sodium teriyaki sauce
½ teaspoon hot pepper sesame oil (found by the teriyaki sauce in your grocery store)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/3 cup fresh cilantro
¼ cup plain peanuts, shelled
1 lime

Directions

  1. Thaw the shrimp.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Combine teriyaki sauce, hot water, peanut butter, and hot oil, stirring quickly with a whisk until blended well. Use a little more hot pepper sesame oil to coat a large skillet or wok turned to medium high heat. Heat the oil, then add the garlic and sauté for one minute, until slightly browned.
  4. Add the shrimp and sauté for 5 more minutes, or until shrimp are almost done (they will begin to turn pink). Add peanut butter sauce mixture and cook until the sauce begins to thicken, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the pasta and snow peas, and mix ingredients together thoroughly.
  6. Cook for 2 more minutes until heated (but be careful not to overcook the shrimp).
  7. Sprinkle with cilantro, peanuts and serve with lime wedges.

Makes 5 servingsShrimp_Pad_Thai

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