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Easy Peanut Noodles (lightened up)

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 Noodles were definitely a hit, and the best part is that is that they are diet and weight watcher friendly!

Weight Watchers friendly, Easy Peanut Noodles Recipe

These Easy Peanut Noodles were enjoyed by all, my son (a very picky eater) proclaimed them to be his new 3rd favorite dinner, which is a high compliment indeed!  (I did remove the snap peas from the kids’ servings).  Hubby came home later and gave the thumbs up as well.

Notice the haircut someone gave herself?   🙁

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Peanut Noodles Recipe

 

Weight Watchers friendly, Easy Peanut Noodles Recipe

If you are looking for more healthy and easy family friendly meals, I have quite a few labeled “Healthy Recipes.”  Be sure to check them out!

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Weight Watchers friendly, Easy Peanut Noodles Recipe

Easy Peanut Noodles (lightened up)

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: serves 4 1x

Description

Weight Watchers friendly, Easy Peanut Noodles Recipe


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups 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
  • Optional add-ins:
    • handful of snap peas
    • 6 to 12 oz  pre-cooked chicken (diced)
    • 1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
    • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
    • chopped peanuts for garnish

 


Instructions

  1. Combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, peanut butter, and garlic in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer 15 minutes.  Add chicken and optional snap peas, simmer another minute.
  3. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the scallion, lemon juice, and sesame oil.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse thoroughly.
  5. Combine the noodles, the sauce, carrot, and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Toss gently to mix. Serve warm.

Enjoy!


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18 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!

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

  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. 🙂

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

  10. 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

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

  12. 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:)

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