If you love the flavors of Thai cuisine but are looking for a healthier option, this Healthy Thai Peanut Noodle Bowl will satisfy your cravings for a fraction of the calories. This dish is packed with flavor and nutrients, making it a great option for anyone looking for a quick and easy, healthy meal.
Made with brown rice noodles, shredded chicken, edamame, purple cabbage, and some shredded carrots makes this dish packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Plus, the peanut butter dressing adds a delicious dose of healthy fats and protein to keep you full and satisfied. It also provides a good amount of complex carbohydrates to fuel your workouts and keep you energized throughout the day.
This recipe is also macro-friendly, making it a great choice for anyone who’s counting their macros. If you don’t know anything about macros, I created a blog post with a ton of info on how to get started and basically become a pro.
Healthy Thai Peanut Noodle Bowl
Here’s what you’ll need:
For the bowls
- Pad Thai Brown Rice Noodles – If you want to bulk up this meal, I suggest adding in some miracle noodles. It’s about 5 calories for the whole pack.
- Shredded Chicken
- Purple Cabbage
- Shredded Carrots
For the sauce
- Peanut Butter – Use any brand but I use Skippy. Just a personal preference.
- Soy Sauce
- Minced Garlic
- Brown Sugar Substitute – Splenda has a great brown sugar substitute!
- Optional: GHugh’s Orange Ginger Marinade (I get mine at Walmart)
Do I have to use chicken?
Nope. You can use whatever protein you prefer – whether that be chicken, beef, shrimp, or even tofu. If you need a chicken recipe, you definitely have to check out my juicy chicken recipe.
Bulk up your meal for little calories
The best thing is, this meal is adjustable. For me, I like to have about 5 smaller meals throughout the day but maybe you don’t like to lug around a big lunchbox like I do. Understandable. Pause – if you DO like to, then I am obsessed with this lunchbox I got off Amazon. Yes, I lug it everywhere and I don’t care who judges me. Anyways, what I was saying is that this lunch is adjustable because we all have different macro goals. My protein, fats, and carb intake for the day isn’t going to be the same as yours. Adjust this to your macros and goals – if you need more protein, add chicken, if you need more carbs, add noodles.
Try out this recipe?
Healthy Thai Peanut Noodle Bowl
First, get your water boiling for your noodles and chop/shred your veggies.
Cook your pad Thai noodles according to the box. If you want to make your own chicken, you can start that as well. I have a recipe for juicy chicken. Or you can also purchase pre-made chicken that works just as well.
Chop your cooked chicken finely or shred.
Assemble your meal prep bowls - one serving of pad Thai noodles, 3 ounces chicken. 1/4 cup of edamame, pinch of purple cabbage, and a pinch of shredded carrots.
In a mason jar, add your ingredients for your peanut sauce, shake, then divide into four small containers.
Serving Size 1 Bowl
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 392kcal
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 9g14%
- Total Carbohydrate 51g17%
- Protein 27g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.