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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Recipe.......Peanutty thai noodles.......YUM

I wanted to share this recipe cause it is really tasty and my whole family loves it.  I have never cooked rice noodles before and I was so happy when I tried this new recipe out.  I found it in Fitness magazine.  I also loved how inexpensive this dish is to make.  I only make 1/2 recipe and that feeds 4 so take that into consideration when reading the nutritional facts.

Peanutty Thai Noodles With Sugar Snap Peas

12  ounces  thin rice noodles
2  cups  low-sodium chicken broth
1/4  cup  peanut butter, creamy or chunky
3  tablespoons  reduced-sodium soy sauce
2  cups  fresh or frozen sugar snap peas, thawed if frozen
1/4  cup  chopped fresh cilantro
    Freshly ground black pepper
    Juice of 1 lime


Soak the rice noodles in hot water for 10 minutes; drain and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the chicken broth, peanut butter and soy sauce. Set pan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Add noodles and the sugar snap peas; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until peas are crisp-tender and liquid is absorbed.
Remove from heat; stir in the cilantro. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Drizzle the lime juice over the top.
Makes 4 servings
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Nutritional facts per serving:  469 calories
12 g protein, 84 g carb, 9 g fat (2 g sat), 4 g fiber

I use fat free swanson broth reduced sodium and I don't add the cilantro.  I also use peas instead of sugar snap peas.  Very easy to make and very forgiving, feel free to try a different vegetable.  I would also suggest using a reduced fat peanut butter to cut fat and calories even more.


  1. Thanks for the recipe!! I'm going to give it a try!

  2. Delicious! I love anything having to do with peanut butter, especially Thai peanut noodles! One idea: PB2 is GREAT for sauces (well its great for everything, but especially for sauces). You should try that next time instead of real peanut butter - it would cut out lots of calories. Anyways, Thai peanut noodles are one of the yummiest foods in the world!!

  3. Thanks for the recipe! I have been looking for a good Thai peanut recepie and could not find a good one! I can not wait to try this out! :)

  4. oh and I think the PB2 that the previous post listed is the powdered peanut butter.. I have not tried it as yet but I have heard that it does save on caloric intake too! :) hth!

  5. Sounds super yummy, I LOVE rice noodles. :D

    Thanks for posting, sweetie!