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This healthy pad thai recipe has less than half the calories and sodium of the traditional Thai-restaurant favorite. Look for dried wide rice noodles, sometimes called “Pad Thai noodles” or “straight-cut,” in the Asian-food section at most supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Serve with sliced cucumbers with a rice vinegar and cilantro vinaigrette.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013

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25 mins
Servings:
4

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until just al dente, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large deep skillet over high heat until very hot. Add garlic and stir-fry until golden, about 10 seconds. Add eggs and cook, stirring, until scrambled, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; stir-fry until the shrimp curl and turn pink, about 2 minutes.

  • Add the noodles, bean sprouts, scallion greens, vinegar, fish sauce, brown sugar and crushed red pepper; toss until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with peanuts and serve with lime wedges.

Tips

For sustainable shrimp, look for shrimp that's certified by an agency like the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find it, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America--it's more likely to be sustainably caught.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 1/4 cups
355 calories; protein 20g; carbohydrates 49.3g; dietary fiber 2.9g; sugars 12.5g; fat 8.8g; saturated fat 1.8g; cholesterol 157.3mg; vitamin a iu 462.6IU; vitamin c 13.4mg; folate 82.3mcg; calcium 87mg; iron 1.8mg; magnesium 52.6mg; potassium 319.8mg; sodium 1392mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 7g.

2 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1 fat

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