Healthy Thai Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Thai recipes including Thai curry, pad Thai, chicken and seafood. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Vegan Thai Cucumber Salad

This sweet and tangy salad of cucumber, scallions and pepper is packed with vibrant Thai flavors and a bit of extra crunch from dry-roasted peanuts. If possible, use a red jalapeño (or chile) to brighten the salad with a few specks of red. Cut the heat by removing the seeds before chopping.

Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Rating: 3.8 stars
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Spicy peanut sauce is the perfect match for these Thai-marinated grilled chicken strips.

Beef Pad Thai

Rating: 5 stars
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We've bulked up the serving size of beef pad thai by adding in lots of healthy veggies like matchstick carrots, snap peas and scallions. Look for whole-grain brown-rice pad thai noodles to add an additional 3 grams fiber to each serving.

Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken & Vegetables

Rating: 4.71 stars
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If you can't find a bagged vegetable medley for this easy noodle bowl, choose 12 ounces of cut vegetables from your market's salad bar and create your own mix.

Thai Spaghetti Squash with Peanut Sauce

Rating: 4 stars
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This gluten-free, vegan version of peanut noodles has a high protein content thanks to edamame and peanut butter. Spaghetti squash turns delicately sweet when roasted, which pairs wonderfully with the Thai-inspired peanut sauce.

Thai Chicken

Rating: 5 stars
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A 20-minute entree that's sure to please picky eaters at your table, this Asian-inspired Thai chicken recipe is a great choice for last-minute dinners. If you have a little extra time, pair it with flavored rice and crisp-tender pea pods (see associated recipe) for a complete meal.

Thai Chicken Stir-Fry with Basil & Cashews

Rating: 4.2 stars
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This quick chicken stir-fry recipe is flavored with classic Thai ingredients: savory fish sauce balanced with tangy lime juice and plenty of fresh basil. Have all the ingredients prepared and ready to add to the wok before you turn on the heat. Serve with brown rice.

Black Sticky Rice

Black sticky rice, a delicious whole-grain alternative to white rice, is purplish black in color and has a chewy texture. This recipe gives you a simple method for how to make black sticky rice. Look for it in natural-foods stores in the bulk department or with other whole-grain rice.

Vegan Pad Thai with Tofu

Rating: 5 stars
1
You won't miss the scrambled eggs and fish sauce in this vegan version of the Thai favorite because the flavorful sauce hits just the right balance of sweet, spicy and umami.

Thai Peanut Curry Noodles

Rating: 3.29 stars
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Thai curry paste delivers a spicy kick-in-the-pants in this healthy peanut noodle recipe. If you haven't tried kohlrabi yet, here's your excuse to buy it. The bulbous vegetable is related to broccoli and Brussels sprouts, but has a milder, sweet flavor and fabulous crunch.

Ginger-Garlic Dipping Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars
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In addition to being a delicious dipping sauce for dumplings, this can be used as a marinade for chicken, pork or tofu.

Thai Coconut Basmati Rice with Seared Scallops

Rating: 5 stars
2
No need for Thai takeout tonight! This easy coconut basmati rice takes just 40 minutes from start to finish. Seared sea scallops are served on a bed of coconut rice with pieces of fresh mango and chopped basil--it's a treat for your taste buds.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Shrimp Pad Thai Salad

Transform pad thai into a healthy salad by swapping sliced cabbage noodles for the rice noodles—and save more than 100 calories.

Healthy Thai Recipes for Weeknights

Make your own Thai food right at home with these easy and nutritious recipes that will save you fat, calories and sodium.

Thai Pork Stir-Fry

Ginger, cardamom and curry powder are just some of the many spices that lend flavor to the pork in this 30-minute dinner.