Recipe: Quick, easy and healthy coconut prawn and veggie Pad Thai

Homemade veggie and coconut prawn pad thai... takes less than 15 minutes and is much more nutritious/healthy than the take-out version! Click here for the recipe.

Homemade veggie and coconut prawn pad thai… takes less than 15 minutes and is much more nutritious/healthy than the take-out version!

This homemade Pad Thai is a staple on most of my client meal plans. Not only is it super tasty and much more nutritious/healthy than the take-out version, but also it’s quick and easy to make. You can use either prawns, shrimp of tofu for your protein, and any vegetables you want. I like to use bell peppers, carrots, broccoli and snap peas.

Coconut prawn and veggie pad thai
Yields 3-4 servings

Ingredients

  • Thai Kitchen Original Pad Thai Mix (with the sauce)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • Bag of cooked prawns, defrosted
  • 1 lime
  • 3 cups of whatever veggies you have lying around you want to use up (in this case I used orange pepper, broccoli and carrots)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • Handful of chopped peanuts
  • 2 cups of bean sprouts

    The makings of a good dinner!

    The makings of a good dinner!

Directions

  1. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat with a bit of coconut oil.
  2. Add the egg and scramble it up until it’s done, then set it aside.
  3. Next, add a bit more coconut oil to the pan before adding the veggies and sauteing for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the prawns and saute for another 2 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prep the rice noodles according to the package (it doesn’t take long to cook them, you pretty much bring water to a boil, turn off the heat and add the rice noodles, letting them soften for about 3-5 minutes).
  6. Drain the rice noodles and add to the prawns and veggies, along with the bean sprouts, egg and thai sauce that comes with the package.
  7. Saute until the sauce coats the noodles and everything is mixed in. Serve with some cilantro, a lime wedge and top with a sprinkle of peanuts.
It heats up well for lunches, too!

It heats up well for lunches, too!

Nutritional info: 450-550 calories (depending on serving size), 29g protein, 61g carbs, 15g fat

Have you made Pad Thai at home before? What do you like to put in it?