Have you ever had a Healthy Thai Peanut sauce? It’s so good, but it doesn’t have to be pasta, try this Healthy Thai Peanut Steak Salad for a healthy dinner idea!
I can’t stand trying to think up a healthy dinner idea every single day of the week and Cade is just as bad as I am. It’s easier to think up dinner ideas, or even quick dinner recipes, and those aren’t all that easy to think up every day as well. Switch it to a healthy dinner recipe idea and I’m exhausted already. I thought up this Thai Peanut Steak Salad because of a new rule I’ve been trying out for the past year.
When we started getting more and more healthy dinner recipe requests, especially quick healthy dinner ideas I knew that we were going to need to do some major thinking and testing to see what would really work, and not just for adults, but especially for busy families.
I was talking to Cade about all of this when an idea hit my mind, what if instead of over stressing about thinking up a dinner recipe I switched things up, started with the recipes I already loved and swapped the unhealthy parts out for better options?
How to Make Your Favorite Recipe Healthy
Our new rule became just that, take a favorite recipe, swap things out for more fruits and veggies and find substitutes for sugars and processed items.
It’s not hard at all! Here’s a great example, we took a really delicious lasagna recipe, swapped zucchini instead of pasta and cottage cheese instead of ricotta and guess what, it’s so good and because it was all baked together and the zucchini was thin, no one even questioned the substitute. In fact, no one even noticed!
What a tricky thing to do!
Our Healthy Thai Peanut Steak Salad is another easy example. We took our Thai Peanut Sauce Noodles and Chicken recipe and although we didn’t need to switch out the chicken we did just for some extra iron as our little guy was a little low on his iron count. Instead of pasta we went for spinach and mixed greens and then loaded in those veggies!
It wasn’t hard, there was plenty of color, variety and texture so we totally felt satisfied!
What Steak for Thai Food?
You’ll want to choose a steak that can hold up to quick, hot cooking and still turn out tender all without breaking the bank for this Healthy Thai Peanut Steak Salad, so Flank Steak is one of the best choices.
We’ve found that one flank steak is usually enough for 2-3 meals, just cut it in half or in thirds, unless you have a large family, in that case you might only get 1 or 2 meals.
What is Another Name for Flank Steak?
Some butchers sell flank steak under the name “London Broil,” while others use that term for cuts from the round (that is the butt of the cow).
How to Cut Steak Thin
There’s a secret to getting that super thin cut steak like you have in the restaurants. Place the steak in the marinade, in a Ziploc bag. Place the whole thing in the freezer for 15 minutes, then remove the Thai peanut sauce steak and slice it thin on a cutting board. You will discover that just those few minutes have frozen the steak just enough to easily slide your knife through.
Is Peanut Sauce Gluten Free?
A typical recipe usually contains ground roasted peanuts or peanut butter (smooth or crunchy), coconut milk, soy sauce, and so on.
Not all soy sauce is gluten free.
If the peanut sauce is made with gluten free soy sauce, then the peanut sauce is gluten free, but if it isn’t, those with gluten intolerance would get sick.
Check the label on the soy sauce.
Can You Eat Peanut Sauce When Pregnant?
As long as you‘re not allergic to peanuts, feel free to enjoy some peanut sauce during your pregnancy.
Healthy Thai Peanut Steak Salad
Looking for more Thai recipes? Thai is one of my favorite things, so make sure you try our Thai Peanut Sauce Noodles and Chicken, Thai Basil Beef Stirfry, Easy Pad Thai or The Best Easy Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai Noodles.
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Thai Peanut Sauce
Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 749 Total Fat: 57g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 43g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 1903mg Carbohydrates: 51g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 29g Protein: 20g