Pad Thai and Lo Mein with Zucchini Noodles! And a Reminder

WORKOUTS

Sunday: 4 miles @ 8: pace on trail

Super hard. Ran with a group who was going a bit too fast for me (8:30) had to stop and walk a bit at mile 2. Kept the last 2 nice and slow. My lack of running combined with the heat and humidity are kicking my butt! I’ll be keeping my runs inside for now.

Monday: Body Pump!

Yes yes yes! Mary Anne, my fave pilates instructor, also teaches BP and when she came into class and saw me she said, “MY HEATHER!”  Just like she did in my first class back after running at Boston 2013. I’ve missed my YMCA friends so much. I obviously took things easy and used light weights, but I know I’ll be sore tomorrow. I haven’t used all those muscles in 4 months!

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I’m obsessed! I love love love the Veggetti spiralizer my sister got me! The other day I went over to my parents and we made pad thai noodles using zucchini as the noodles. The spiralizer was super easy to use. Just stick it in and twist…

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Next thing you know, you’ve got a bowl full of “noodles.” This was 4 zucchini and 2 baby bock choy, sliced…

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Pad Thai Sauce:

1 garlic clove
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
2.5 teaspoons honey
1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

Make the sauce by processing all ingredients in a mini processor or just whisk by hand.

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The sauce may seem a bit thin at first, but it thickens as it sits. Mix veggie (or regular) noodles, thinly sliced carrots, cabbage, red peppers, diced onions, or whatever other veggies you want to add and pour sauce over it all.

IMAG2171Voila! LOTS of pad thai noodles for MUCH LESS calories. These came out delicious! Definitely a must try. This weekend, I whipped out the spiralizer again and made Todd and I lo mein. I made his with soba noodles and mine with zucchini noodles. I sauteed some nappa cabbage and mushrooms while the noodles cooked and I spiralized my zucchini. For the sauce, I made one full recipe for him and a little less than one for me.

Lo Mein Sauce:

1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tsps sesame oil preferably the dark stuff
1 tsp hot pepper flakes optional
1 tsp sugar
If you want it a little thick, add 1 tsp corn starch

After boiling his noodles, I drained them, added some veggies and poured the sauce over them while the heat was still on so that the sauce could boil and the corn strach could thicken it. I did the same with mine in the skillet I sauteed the veggies in. I topped them off with some scallions before tossing and serving it.

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SO GOOD! Seriously, this will be a regular in our dinner/lunch rotation now. I just can’t eat the large amount of carbs I used to, so this gives me the option to have delish noodle dishes without all the carbs and calories. YES, I’m still eating carbs, but you don’t need a huge bowl of pasta after a 2 mile run, haha. I’ve also tried them with pasta sauce and it’s another winning combo.

I’m pretty sure you can find this little gem at Target and Wal-Mart for pretty cheap, like $10. I encourage you to get one and try it out! The only drawback is that it’s kind of hard to clean. The little blades are sharp and hard to get in between. It is dishwasher safe though.

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Hope everyone is having a great start to the week! * And don’t forget that 7/11 is Friday and you can get free mini slurpees at 7-Eleven that day! *

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    • Zoodles! Love it. Why didn’t I think of that? I hope you can find one and start spiralizing your way to delicious dishes 🙂

  1. So happy you’re running!! Great workouts!! Fabulous!! It excites me to hear you running again because you’re such a strong, fast runner!! XOXO!! I love it!! Oh my gosh, your recipe is phenomenal!!! I’m fixing this for dinner sometime this week!! I can’t wait to try it!! Happy Monday!! Have a wonderful week!!

    • Let me know how it turns out if you try it! I can’t wait to build my strength and speed back to what it was (or at least close ;)) Hope you have a great week, too!!

    • I hope you try the recipe out. Usually pad thai is a specialty dish for me because it’s so caloric, but now I get the best of both worlds! PLUS a serving (or 2) of veggies!

    • You should prob just use regular noodle though with all your training! You need the calories and carbs Ms. Ironman 🙂
      Yup! I went to like 6 7/11’s last year, haha. I have to work this Fri so I won’t be able to hit up as many, but it’s so fun!

  2. I WANT A SPIRALIZER SO BAD OMG, these noodles look amazing. YUM!! Great job on that run, you’re still pushing faster paces than most people!

    • Holy moly you could make SO MANY dishes with a spiralizer! I could totally see you creating a bomb diggity recipe with beets.
      And thanks on the run! Although its no where near the accomplishment of your hikes lately 🙂

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