Easy Vegan Pad Thai

Some days, you just don’t feel like doing anything. Today was one of those days – I had no motivation at all, or next to none.  I had my to-do list all ready and full of tasks (I love to make lists, it feels so awesome to cross things out and I’m always super proud if I can finish the whole day’s list), but today, I didn’t manage to cross out everything.  One of my biggest tasks was to write this article and publish it.

While I’m on the subject, there is one thing that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, and that’s the idea of getting a personal training fitness coach. Recently, I’ve kind of been feeling like I hit a wall with my training, and I don’t really know how I should proceed.

I like my routine, I like going to the gym, I really like doing The Vertue Method and PIIT 28 every week, but I still feel like I need to change something to up my game, especially at the gym. Even if every time I can lift a little more seems like a mini victory, I don’t actually feel any stronger than before, you know? I know I’ve built some muscle, but there are still so many things that I’d like to be able to do that I can’t do yet – I need more strength, and more self confidence as well.

 So I need to set myself some goals but I think I also need someone to help me reach them, motivate me, and challenge me, as well as showing me exactly how I should be training and helping me find the right methods to succeed. So, I contacted a coach who specializes in online training. Fingers crossed, I just hope it works, and that I’ll be able to afford it! Have any of you ever tried working with a fitness coach? What did you think? Did you get a new training routine? How’d it work for you?
Anyway, writing all this has made me hungry, so I’ll share with you my recipe for quick + easy pad thai. It’s recently become one of our go-to meals at home. I think the sauce is the key here, it’s delicious but still simple and healthy. I love this recipe because it has the perfect dose of veggies to make you feel good and a really tasty sauce that you’ll want to use all over the place! A true comfort dish full of goodness.

Easy Pad Thai

Easy Vegan Pad Thai

Servings: 2 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 20 min

Ingredients

For the Noodles

  • 2 servings of buckwheat or rice noodles
  • 1 large carrot sliced lenghtwise
  • 1 bok choy sliced
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 red chili chopped
  • 1 small handful of fresh coriander finely chopped
  • few peanuts crushed

For the Sauce

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk 80 ml
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • juice of 1/2 lime

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan.

  2. Peel the carrot and use a vegetable peeler to peel the flesh into strips. Set aside.

  3. In a large pan, add onions, chili, pepper and bok choy for a few minutes until tender. Add carrots at the end to keep them a bit crunchy.

  4. Once water is boiling, add noodles and cook according to the packet instructions.

  5. In the meanwhile, make the sauce. Simply place everything in a small sauce pan and stir until well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings.

  6. Once the noodles have cooked, drain them and rinse them a little.

  7. Place the noodles, vegetables in a large bowl and pour over the dressing. Mix well and serve immediately.

  8. Sprinkle fresh coriander and crushed peanuts on top.

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