A Whole30® meal that doesn’t involve cooking? Yes, please! The month-long nutritional reset necessitates a lot of cooking at home—so a dinner that doesn’t require stovetop time will be a welcome addition to the repertoire. This refreshing take on pad Thai supplies all the flavor of your go-to takeout order, but with ingredients that are paleo, gluten-free, and Whole30 compliant. It’s also surprisingly filling, thanks to a creamy sauce made with coconut milk and almond butter. If you’ve done some meal prep ahead of time, you can toss in leftover grilled chicken at the end for a protein boost.
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
For the veggie noodles
4 large zucchini, spiralized
1 sweet potato, spiralized
For the sauce
1/2 can Thrive Market Organic Coconut Milk (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup Thrive Market Organic Coconut Aminos Sauce
Juice of 1 lime (about 3 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons Thrive Market Creamy Non-GMO Almond Butter
1/4 cup sliced scallions
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon Thrive Market Organic Chili Powder
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 cup Thrive Market Organic Dry & Roasted Cashews
3 to 4 grilled chicken breasts, cubed
Chopped cilantro to taste
Make the noodles
Using a spiralizer or vegetable peeler, create long, thin noodles from the zucchini and sweet potato. Set aside.
Make the sauce
Combine all sauce ingredients. Mix with zucchini and sweet potato spirals and let sit for 10 minutes. The sauce tenderizes the spirals enough that they don’t need to be cooked.
Assemble the dish
Add chicken, cashews, and cilantro. Toss to mix and serve cold.
Recipe credit: Marlie Crisafulli
Melinda writes about health, wellness, and food for the Thrive Market blog. She started her career as a financial journalist in NYC and has written for Where Magazine, Worth, Forbes, and TheStreet.com. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys working out, sketching, and playing with her daughter and mini-dachshund, Goliath.
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