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Peanut Sesame Noodles

One of my meal planning goals has been to find a few new recipes that the entire family would like and we could add to our rotation.  These Peanut Sesame Noodles were definitely a hit, and the best part is that is diet friendly!  (My son even proclaimed them to be his new 3rd favorite dinner, a high compliment indeed!)



Peanut Sesame Noodles

(Serves 4 and is about 8 points plus not including the chicken)

Ingredients
  • 2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 medium scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 8 oz uncooked spaghetti type noodles (I used whole wheat, but use your favorite)
  • 1 small carrot, finely shredded
  • Hand full of snap peas (optional)
  • Pre-cooked chicken (optional, as much as you want)
  • 1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes (for an optional kick)
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
Cooking Instructions:
1.  Combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, peanut butter, and garlic in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 15 minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the scallion, lemon juice, and sesame oil. (I tossed the snap peas and pre-cooked chicken in during the last minute to heat them up.)
2. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse thoroughly.  Combine the noodles, the sauce, carrot, and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Toss gently to mix. Serve warm.


They were enjoyed by all... (Hubby came home later and gave the thumbs up too.)  Notice the hair cut someone gave herself?   :(


By the way, if you are looking for more healthy and easy family friendly meals, I have quite a few labeld "Healthy Recipes."

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19 comments:

  1. This sounds great! I love peanut noodles especially when they're cold. Nuts are always a great source of protein too : )

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  2. Hello Jamie,
    Hopped onto your blog from Miz Helen's place and I must say you have an awesome place here.I love your peanut-flavored sesame noodles - have to try that sometime:)Great meeting you and I'm your newest follower.Do drop by my place sometime too:)

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  3. I look forward to giving this a try. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Hi Jamie,
    Your little ones are just adorable. Those Noodles look delicious, a recipe we would really enjoy. Thank you so much for sharing on our 1st Anniversary Party for Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Oh my goodness, these sound amazing! I've got to make them.

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  6. Yum! I really want to try this! I love these flavors!

    Found you at Craft Envy. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Yummy

    would love it if you could share this on my link party
    http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/search/label/Serenity%20Saturday

    Natasha xx

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  8. I am SUCH an addict when it comes to peanut noodles!!! I just love them and can never resist trying out a new recipe. :)

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  9. I have so got to make these - I love pasta and adore peanuts... couldn't be more perfect!

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  10. Looks like it was a big hit - nice and tasty looking!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. This looks delicious!! Thanks for linking up to my party. I can't wait to see what you have next week!

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  12. I've been making more Asian food, the Asian restaurants around here are not very good. This recipe I will be trying, love peanuts and sesame oil. thanks so much for sharing the recipe with us. Perfect! Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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  13. Yum! I adore peanut noodles and cannot wait to try this recipe.

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  14. Oh we LOVE making Asian food and trying new recipes out... This one sounds REALLY REALLY good... I would love for you to stop in and share it here http://shoprubyjean.com/2012/01/sew-crafty-tuesday-6-and-giveaway/

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  15. This looks great! I may just try it tonight... I have a recipe linky @ my blog &would love to have you link up.
    Cooking withkaryn.blogspot.com
    Thanks!

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  16. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
    Hope to see you there again tomorrow
    http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/2012/01/serenity-saturday-22.html

    Natasha xx

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  17. I've never tried Asian from scratch. You've inspired me to give it a try!
    Hopping by from the Alexa Hop.
    Already a follower. Following on G+ and Pinterest now!

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  18. It looks yummy. My youngest has had a bad habit of cutting her hair as soon as she learned how to use scissors. She's 5 now and, for the most part, her hair is even. The last time she cut it she only took out a small section.

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  19. I was so excited to see this recipe and to know I could find all of the ingredients for it here in China! I made it tonight and it was a hit! SO delicious!

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