Pad Thai with Tofu Scramble

This ones got a good kick to it. Using whole wheat noodles, stir fried with edamame beans, peppers, carrots and scrambled tofu, and topped with peanuts.

 

Allergens: wheat, soy, peanuts, celery
 

Nutrition:

446kcals, 13g fats 51g carbs, 26.4g protein

Tofu

  • An excellent food from a nutritional and health perspective. Tofu is considered to be a “complete food” because it contains all essential amino acids for protein synthesis.

  • Tofu is known to be high in calcium. In fact, a 4oz serving of tofu contains about as much calcium as a full 8oz glass of cow’s milk.

  • It contains no saturated fat. Saturated fat is one of the worst kinds of fat and can contribute to heart disease, hypertension, and other diseases.

  • Contains a good amount of iron, copper, and manganese. These nutrients work to help the body absorb each other and all three are essential for a healthy diet but can also help boost energy.

Edamame

  • It has ALL the essential amino acids. Leucine, lysine, threonine, tryptophan…gang’s all here! ...making it a complete protein source!

  • It has calcium. Not only does edamame have vitamin K, which helps regulate calcium levels, it contains calcium itself. That makes it a double-win for your bones.

  • Supports healthy weight management: contains fibre which helps maintain a healthy weight by slowing down nutrient absorption, this is good because sugars are absorbed slower, so energy is released gradually and the body can metabolize those nutrients better.

Peanuts

  • Peanuts sometimes get a bad rap because of their high fat content. However, the types of fats in peanuts are the heart-healthy variety, predominantly monounsaturated fats, which have been associated with lower cardiovascular risk. Getting plenty of monounsaturated fats in your diet promotes the artery-clearing process that keeps your blood flowing well and lowers your risk of heart attack or stroke.

  • Peanuts have more protein than any nut (7g per serving), containing more than 30 essential vitamins and minerals, and are a good source of fibre.