Updated: Apr 23
Warming & full of flavor, this healthier take on Thai peanut dishes will make your belly happy this spring!
This easy-to-make meal is a family favorite. It's just YUM. I've made this for clients who absolutely love it. The best part is that it's so versatile for different dietary needs.
A bad day with peanut butter is better than a good day without peanut butter.
Alright I've already made this recipe pretty dang healthy. But here are some ways to change it up for different dietary needs. Know this: buckwheat noodles are usually a mix of buckwheat and wheat flour. Buckwheat flour is gluten free, but obviously wheat is not. So if you're avoiding gluten, look for 100% buckwheat noodles. You'll probably need to find these online, I've yet to find them in any grocery store and I've looked far and wide.
If you're avoiding grains altogether, then swap the buckwheat noodles for kelp noodles. They're a great source of iodine and low in carbs. They also have a slight crunch so the texture is great. Super easy to just warm them up for this dish.
And finally, you can keep this vegan by sautéing some sliced red bell pepper and red onion to throw in OR if you want to get a protein boost try adding grilled chicken or shrimp.
Thai Peanut Buckwheat Noodles
Get your ingredients:
8 oz buckwheat noodles
½ cup veggie or bone broth
3 tablespoons peanut butter (all natural, please!)
¼ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
1 ½ tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons coconut aminos
1 ½ tablespoons minced ginger
3 garlic cloves, pressed
Chopped green onions
Let's make this yummy goodness:
Just check out how simple it is to make this!
Cook buckwheat noodles according to package directions OR rinse kelp noodles and set aside.
While the noodles are cooking, combine bone broth, peanut butter, cayenne if using, honey, coconut aminos, ginger, and garlic in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk until smooth and remove from heat.
Toss with cooked noodles and divide into 4 bowls. If using kelp noodles, mix them into the sauce and allow to simmer until warm.
Sprinkle with chopped green onions, basil and peanuts. Garnish with lemon wedges. Squeeze lemon juice over noodles before eating and stir to combine.
Cayenne is a pure and most certain stimulant (good for reducing fatigue) that is edible and medicinal. This herb is excellent food for the circulatory system. It feeds elements that may be lacking in the arteries, veins and capillaries to give them the elasticity of youth. Cayenne regulates the flow of blood from the head to the feet so that it is equalized. It influences the heart immediately. Its natural warmth is cozy and invigorating.