Khara's peanut noodle salad

A couple of times a week we give our clients their carbs at lunchtime instead of dinner and this recipe does carbs at lunch really deliciously. You can easily take it to work with you. Adding chicken or prawns will help to keep you fuller for longer.
Serves: 1 • Prep: 5 mins • Cook: 10 mins • Easy 
Ingredients
For the sauce
  • 1 dessert spoon of natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 dessert spoon lime juice
  • can add fresh grated ginger and tamarind paste if you like a stronger taste/punchier dressing
For the salad
  • 60g of rice noodles (weight is dry weight and would be approx 120g when cooked)
  • sliced red pepper
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 5-6 thick slices of cucumber
  • couple of spring onions
  • a few little gem lettuce leaves
  • a handful of large basil leaves
  • small handful chopped peanuts
  • feel free to add torn chicken or some king prawns
Instructions
Cook the noodles briefly in boiling water, or buy ready-cooked.

Combine the dressing ingredients using a small whisk or a fork.

Stir the dressing into the noodles.

Arrange all the other ingredients in a bowl.

Add the noodles.

Enjoy!
Nutrition info
Loads going on here in terms of fibre and antioxidants but let's focus on nuts for a minute.

Most people don't eat enough nuts and seeds and yet they are incredibly nutritious foods. peanuts in particular are a fantastic source of copper; copper helps to make strong connective tissue and strong bones and blood vessels. Having strong blood vessels is critical for health and longevity, anything we can do to stop vessels rupturing is a great thing. Copper also helps us to extract energy from carbohydrate foods (let me just remind you that carbs are excellent, we love healthy wholegrain carbs and so does your body!)

Peanuts are also a rich source of manganese which also helps with having fantastic bones and skin as well as helping to control blood sugar. And in these days of diabetes epidemics that's a huge bonus!

Nuts for the win!

Make the easy switch to being vegetarian with a veggie eatnaturally plan every week!

People who love to eat are always the best people.
Julia Child
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