Grain and Peanut Free Pad Thai

Paleo-ish Pad Thai

I first learned how to make pad thai from my roommate in Baltimore. Of course, back then I was a poor, unpaid nutrition intern so I made it with lots of rice and cheap peanut butter. It was delicious, and it was one of those recipes I just couldn’t part with when I converted to paleo and ultimately settled on a paleo-inspired diet for the long haul. So, I decided to see if I could re-create it. Let’s just say I was successful! It’s a little saucier since there’s no rice to sponge up all the liquid. But it’s still delicious, especially if you enjoy it with a spoon. AND you can easily add rice if your s/o isn’t feeling like going grain free. Enjoy!

Ingredients

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PREPARE YOURSELF!

I originally wrote this post for fire fighters and other law enforcement training for the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. However, the information is useful for any athlete trying to eat clean on the go.

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Ask any competitive athlete or coach, and they will tell you the importance of preparation. Not that anyone needs to tell firefighters about this – you guys go through the fire academy and then regularly perform training drills to make sure you are prepared and ready for any situation. So whether you are playing in the finals of the World Cup or putting out a neighborhood fire, preparation is essential to the success of your endeavor. And this same principle also applies to nutrition. Continue reading PREPARE YOURSELF!