This time around I can't wait for four days of relaxing and beach weather. I also plan to eat nothing but fish and tacos. And because I plan to splurge and because I'll be rocking a bikini for several days, I've been working on staying on the healthy track. After I got the flu I started slacking a bit with my workouts, but I'm back on to at least three days a week at Fitness Formula. I have also been working on eating lighter meals and less processed foods.
I can't say how much I love my spiralizer for weeks where I am trying to cut back. This was my first run at sweet potato noodles. With the yummy peanut sauce and the heartiness of the sweet potatoes, I didn't even miss the carbs,
But back to this sweet potato goodness. The recipe was super simple and took no time at all to put together. I also added chicken that was left over in the fridge for some additional protein. If you have 10 minutes, you have 10 minutes to make this recipe!
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons water
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced
- 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
- juice of 1/2 lime
- chopped cilantro
- sliced green onions
- 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken (optional)
- Chopped peanuts (optional)
- Peel and spiralize your sweet potato. I always like to snip the "noodles" a few times to make them easier to eat.
- Heat up the olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the sweet potato "noodles."
- Cook for five minutes and then add a little bit of water to let them steam. Cook for another two minutes until they are al dente.
- While the noodles are cooking, microwave the peanut butter for 30 seconds. Stir until its smooth and melty. Add the water, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger and lime. Mix together.
- Add the sauce to your sweet potato noodles (add your cooked chicken here) and stir until coated.
- Top your noodles with desired toppings like cilantro (or basil!), green onions, crushed peanuts and maybe even some hot sauce!