Rice Noodle Pad Thai With Spicy Nut Sauce Recipe

Rice Noodle Pad Thai With Spicy Nut Sauce Recipe

Rice Noodles have become a favorite of mine in the past few weeks.  It could be that rice noodles lead themselves to making Asian inspired dishes and to me those are very fast and easy to make.  Since I am 'surving' overload weeks I need to have foods that I can make really fast but still provide taste and meet my macronutrient needs.  My goals are to get ~65% of my calories from carbohydrates, ~15% from protein and ~20% from fat.  This means that if I eat 2,000 calories on a given day that I am eating 1300 calories (325g) of carbs, 300 calories (75g) from protein and the remainder from fats, but I ensure that they are healthy fats. 

 A few weeks ago I was perusing the Food Republic site (daily occurrence) and saw a picture of rice paper rolls and I knew I wanted to make some rolls, but while at the local Asian market I saw rice noodles and figured that I could make something with them.  Maybe a Pad Thai or maybe an Asian lasagna.  I had no clue what I was truly going to make but I knew I wanted the rice noodles in my shopping cart. A few days after picking up the rice noodles I had lunch with a great friend at a Thai restaurant and it hit me then that I could make Pad Thai with the rice noodles.  I figured that some rice noodles and vegetables would be an ideal quick and easy dinner but it had to have more than that.  I figured I could make some spicy nut sauce to add flavor and fat and so I put it into my meal plan. After I posted the picture of the dish to Instagram and Twitter I received a few requests for the recipe and decided to share it with you.  Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. 

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Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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