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Paleo Pad Thai

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just can’t resist the creamy deliciousness of a steaming bowl of Pad Thai noodles with chicken and peanut sauce.

But Pad Thai has a reputation for being high in calories, and Paleo dieters know that peanuts and noodles are a no-no, so I when I made this recipe with spaghetti squash and Sunbutter, I was hooked!

I would definitely suggest making this with grilled chicken only.  I used roasted chicken breast and I feel it would have been better with that grilled chicken flavor.

You can garnish the Pad Thai with nuts or seeds of your choice, scallions, cilantro or lime.

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Source: Well Fed




INGREDIENTS FOR THE SAUCE:
•    2 tablespoons lime juice
•    1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
•    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
•    1 tablespoon coconut aminos
•    1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
•    1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
•    1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (I like Sunbutter; no sugar added)
•    dash ground cayenne pepper (optional)
•    1/4 cup canned coconut milk

DIRECTIONS FOR SAUCE:

Place all the ingredients except the coconut milk in the bowl of a food processor and whirl until well blended. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber scraper, then add the coconut milk. Process until it’s blended and smooth. Store covered in the fridge. (You could also put all the ingredients in a Ball jar and use a stick blender).

INGREDIENTS FOR PAD THAI:
•    1 batch Sunshine Sauce
•    2 large eggs
•    2 teaspoons coconut aminos or homemade substitute
•    2 teaspoons plus 1 teaspoon coconut oil
•    1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
•    1 cup snap peas, thinly sliced lengthwise
•    2 cups cooked spaghetti squash
•    6-8 ounces grilled chicken thighs, diced

DIRECTIONS:
•    Crack the eggs into a small bowl, and use a fork to scramble them with the coconut aminos. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons coconut oil  to the skillet, and when it’s melted, pour in the eggs and let them spread like a pancake. Reduce the heat to medium and cover with a lid, letting the eggs cook until they’re set and beginning to brown on the bottom, about 3-4 minutes. Flip and lightly brown the other side. Remove the eggs from the pan and cut into strips with a sharp knife.
•    Using the same pan, increase heat to medium-high and add 1 teaspoon coconut oil to the pan. Sauté the onion and snap peas, stirring with a wooden spoon, until they’re crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add the spaghetti squash, chicken, and cooked egg to the pan and, stirring with a wooden spoon, cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.
•    Add the Sunshine Sauce to the pan and stir-fry until everything is well-blended and hot. Divide among two plates, sprinkle with garnishes, and dig in.




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