Meet your lunch plans. 🙂 Healthy whole30 Thai noodle salad with chicken, “peanut” sauce, and kale. An easy family friendly meal, serve hot or cold!
This salad. You guys. SO good! And refreshing. And addicting. Is anyone else ready to rock the boat with some rad salad recipes this month? I was ultra pleased with the result of these refreshing flavors popping in my mouth, YUM! Also, it’s a super kid friendly recipe- all the boys in my family were scrambling for the last serving.
And this sauce! Oh my word, so yummy and full of flavor! I love salads, but usually all I top them with is my standard balsamic or poppyseed dressing. Hey, I’m not saying that isn’t delicious… But come on. How delicious and refreshing is a gorgeous rainbow colored salad tossed with this creamy and zesty thai peanut sauce!!
I served this for lunch yesterday, surprising myself how I got everyone at the table to eat kale (they claim to hate it, sooo…)! Mid-bite, my younger brother lifted his shirt and said, “Look! I’m growing abs as we speak!… Because of all that kale!” Oh my gosh, he never ceases to make me laugh!
So, I can’t promise that this dish will result in chiseled abs like my brother claims, but I can say that is is uber delish!
thai is far from boring!
I hate that people think diets have to be bland and boring! I’ve never thought of it that way, and always feel like there’s an abundance of new flavors and opportunities to make yummy things- even if you’re following a guideline. For me, these healthy thai noodles are an excellent option for a whole30/paleo lunch or dinner! You can make this dish with either rice noodles or zucchini noodles for both gluten-free and whole30 opportunities. 🙂
I want to dive face first into this bowl of red peppers, orange peppers, yellow peppers (okay, you get the idea), kale, garlic, roasted cashews, yeah… Find me with a bowl of these noodles on my porch. Enjoy!