Tobins' Tastes: Not So Bad For You Peanut Sesame Noodles

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Not So Bad For You Peanut Sesame Noodles


I have been trying to find some more quick and easy dinner recipes that we can whip up on a week night using things we have on hand in our stockpile/fridge/freezer. When I saw the original recipe from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, I knew this was something we would love and could add to our regular rotation of week night meals.

 I easily adapted this to work with what we like and what I had on hand. We ate it hot but it was even better cold as left overs the next day. I was shocked at how flavorful it was using such simple and relatively light ingredients. It is like the little bit better for you version of Thai take out.

By breaking this recipe up into eight servings, each serving is only 6 Weight Watchers points plus. Not too shabby if you ask me.  It made for tons of left overs which was perfect for lunches the next day.




Not So Bad For You Peanut Sesame Noodles
 Makes 8 servings, 6 Weight Watchers Points+ per serving
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  •  3Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  •  3Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped (I used the equivalent in our minced garlic from the fridge)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 13 oz uncooked whole wheat spaghetti noodles (a regular sized box)
  • 6 small carrots, finely shredded (or any other veggies you like)
  • 1  1/2 cups frozen peas (or any other veggies you like)
  • Crushed peanuts for topping (optional)
1.) Combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, peanut butter, and garlic in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. I found it took a little while for the peanut butter to dissolve into the mixture but it eventually did.


2.) Turn off the heat and stir in the lemon juice and sesame oil.

3.) While the sauce is simmering, boil and the pasta according to the directions on the package, drain and set aside.

4.) Add the cooked noodles and veggies to the sauce and toss until evenly coated.


5.) Top with crushed peanuts and serve warm. (But is just as good or even better served cold the next day). We also added some left over chopped up chicken to ours the next day too.

Enjoy!

This is what we had left over after Justin went up for seconds and even thirds!

Make sure you stop by this week's Mealtime Monday and link up any amazing recipes you have been working on lately.


***Depending on the day this post may be linked up to any of these fabulous linky parties.***

    34 comments:

    1. These look delicious - certainly one to bookmark and try! Thanks for the recipe!
      Donna

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    2. How did you know this is one of my favorites? I love that tinge of peanut butter in th e pasta. Thanks for linking this to My Meatless Mondays.

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    3. This looks great! I'm bookmarking this to try soon. Thanks for sharing.

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    4. This looks like a great lunch meal. My grandkids would love it. I would enjoy a plate too!
      Just found your blog, can't wait to follow you. Have a great week.

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    5. Amazing! I love the revised recipe. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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    6. Yummy! Wonder how this would taste with Spaghetti squash noodles....

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      1. What a great suggestion! I will have to try it out.

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    7. Yummy and healthy?! YAY!! Thanks for sharing with Tuesdays at the Table!

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    8. Looks delicious and we love that its "not so bad for you"!

      Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

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    9. I LOVE Thai food and cannot wait to make this soon! So happy to find you at linky parties this week! =)

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    10. New follower from blog hop! Big fan of weight watchers too! Great info!

      http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com/

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    11. MMM!! That sounds delicious!! What a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing this as well at Thursday's Temptation.
      Jill

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    12. This looks so tasty and I love a recipe that makes lunches for a day or two as well. Thanks so much for sharing at our party this week.

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    13. This looks good! I really like the combination of peanut and sesame, so I'm going to have to give these a try.

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    14. Sounds so yummy!
      Thanks! I'm going to try this recipe!
      amber

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    15. This look so good. I have to try this!

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    16. I love peanut butter noodles and this is definitely the healthiest recipe I've seen. Please share this on my foodie friday linky today.

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    17. I love Thai Noodles and this is much healthier than the one I usually make. Definitely pinning it!

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    18. Looks yummy! I love sesame noodles.

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    19. This looks great. Definitely one we'll try.

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    20. Hi Kaylee,
      We will just love this recipe, those noodles look delicious! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

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    21. Yum! That looks really good! Will be a perfect summer dinner when I don't really want to heat up the whole kitchen.

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    22. looks delicious! thanks for sharing :)

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    23. I love a great easy meal :)
      Thank you for linking up on Successful Saturdays!

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    24. This looks so delicious, my kinda comfort food! Some good noodles!

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    25. This looks delich, and I love Thai food. I love noddles with peanut sauce, and since I'm trying to lose weight this recipe will really come in handy. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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    26. Thanks for sharing this great recipe with us at The Sunday Round Up.
      Rose
      @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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    27. This recipe looks so yummy and easy to make! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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    28. What is a serving size? How many regular weight watcher points is this?

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      1. I broke the recipe down into 8 servings that is what I based the points plus per serving on. I don't know what the regular points would be. I just plugged it in online when I made it. Sorry!

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    29. This sounds so good! We love Asian inspired recipes! Pinned :)
      Thanks so much for sharing this at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

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