Paleo Recipe - Pad Thai

Paleo Pad Thai – Spice Up Your Life

Want to have a meal that can spice up your evening or a meal with an Asian flavor and with all the goodness of approved Paleo diet food list ingredients? Then you don’t have to look any further, for this next recipe with surely fit your palate and satisfy your craving.

There are just days when you want to have something spicy and make you sweat whilst enjoying the meal. There’s nothing quite like an Asian spicy meal to give justice to this craving. Of course, you can try other meals, but Asian food has so much more to offer. Asian cuisine offers an enormous list of spicy recipes that can satisfy anyone who wants anything from mild to extreme spiciness. Today, I’ve decided to post a spicy and healthy Paleo recipe.

Paleo Recipes - Pad Thai

Pad Thai is a popular meal in Thailand and is one of the country’s national dishes. The original recipe was made popular during World War II and was promoted by the former prime minister of the country to establish Thai nationalism. The original recipe consists of dried rice noodles, eggs, tofu, red chili pepper and tamarind pulp. The recipe is a combination of a sweet, spicy and salty meal. One taste and you’ll surely fall for this delicious Asian dish with a Paleo twist.

Paleo Pad Thai
Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
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This Paleo recipe not only packs a punch in terms of flavor but also in terms of benefits to your health.
Ingredients
  • 4 Tablespoons (60 g) Almond Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Fish Sauce
  • 1-2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Sriracha or Garlic Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 g) Ginger – Fresh or Ground
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Coconut Aminos or Tamari
  • 6 oz (177 g) Kelp Noodles
  • 1 Onion - Sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves - Minced
  • 2 Carrots - Cut into Match Sticks
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil or Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • Cashews or Cilantro - Optional
Instructions
  1. • Combine all the ingredients almond butter, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, sriracha or garlic chili sauce, ginger, apple cider vinegar and coconut Aminos or tamari in a blender. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Set the sauce aside.
  2. • In a wok, sauté the onion and carrot in coconut oil. Cook until tender and add garlic.
  3. • In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Add whisked eggs to the onions and carrots and cook until set.
  4. • Add the noodles to the sautéed vegetables and eggs and the sauce you made earlier. Stir everything well to combine.
  5. • You can serve this Paleo Pad Thai as is or you can top it with chopped cashews or cilantro.
  6. • Serve and enjoy!
You can adjust the taste of this recipe to your liking, and you’ll surely love the taste of the coconut amino in this recipe. This Paleolithic diet approved substitute for soy sauce gives out a unique taste that makes the recipe more interesting. Coconut amino is a common ingredient used in Paleo recipes and has helped a lot in breaking the belief that Paleo meals have dismal tastes. You can enjoy this condiment without the guilt and even enjoy a number of benefits to your health.

From the name itself, Coconut Aminos come from coconuts, but not from coconut meat. This is why you don’t taste the coconut in it, but a taste almost similar to soy sauce. Coconut Aminos come from the liquid sugar from the coconut blossoms or the nectar. Gathering these nutrient rich sugar liquids is a labor of love and the production is carefully done without any use of soy, gluten or any neurotoxins that may affect a person’s health. Instead, you get health benefits that can back up your body against diseases and other health issues. Here some of the best health benefits that you can get from Coconut Aminos.

Paleo Diet Food - Coconut Aminos

Helps You Lose Weight

Coconut Aminos are rich in a protein called adiponectin, which helps our metabolism. Adiponectin is released into the bloodstream and can help regulate your metabolism, helping you lose weight. Studies suggest that having more adiponectin in your bloodstream can result in lower body fat levels. Some other notable amino acids that can help reduce the production of body fat but keep your energy levels high are glutamine, arginine, and methionine.

Keeps Your Cholesterol Levels in Check

Most, if not all, coconut products have one thing in common – each product can increase the levels of good cholesterol or HDL in the body. The more HDL you get, you’ll have a healthier heart and cardiovascular system. HDL or high-density lipoprotein scavenges on LDL or low-density lipoprotein, making the inner wall of your blood vessels healthy while transporting the LDL to your liver for recycling.

Paleo Lifestyle - Keeps Cholesterol In Check

High In Antioxidants

Antioxidants are a gem in terms of keeping the body healthy. Antioxidants help get rid of free radicals, toxins and keeps the immune system as healthy and functioning at optimum levels at all times. By reducing the possibility of getting infected or having inflammations, your body functions well and stays healthy. Coconut products are high in antioxidants that prevent a condition called reduce oxidative stress.

Muscle Builder

Since Coconut Aminos are rich in protein, you can expect your muscles feeling healthier and leaner. The amino acids found in protein help the muscle cells and tissues grow stronger. Amino acids are the building blocks of our muscles, so adding more can help our muscles grow stronger.

Paleo Diet - Helps Build Muscle

This is not where the goodness of Coconut Aminos stop. If you’re really into condiments, then you don’t have to worry about any side effects of using Coconut Aminos all the time. Why? Because there are no known side effects or cons when using Coconut Aminos! Coconut Aminos are also made using only natural methods. This means no preservatives, no gluten or soy used when making Coconut Aminos. It’s a totally healthy Paleo approved condiment that you can use not only for this recipe but for other Paleo diet recipes, too!

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