Peanut-Lime Pasta

Number of Servings: 6 (213g)
Active Time: 25 min.
Total Time: 25 min.
Peanut-Lime Pasta

Thai-inspired and super simple, this veggie-packed dish is a comfort food a nutritionist can get behind. Make sure to use a peanut butter that contains only peanuts—no added salt, sugar, or oils—for the best nutrition.

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb. whole-wheat spaghetti, cooked
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 2 cups peas
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • ¾ inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup shelled, unsalted peanuts, toasted and chopped

Directions

  1. Steam vegetables until tender.
  2. Puree together peanut butter, soy sauce, water, vinegar, lime juice, scallion, ginger, sugar and red pepper flakes in a food processor.
  3.  Mix warm pasta with half of the sauce, stirring thoroughly. Add veggies and peanuts. Serve with remaining sauce on the side.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 213g

Amount per serving
Calories 350
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 8g
Includes 2g Added Sugars 2%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 20g
Protein 16g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 65.3mg 6%
Iron 3.1mg 15%
Potassium 545mg 10%
Vitamin A 68.5mcg 8%
Vitamin C 56.1mg 60%
Vitamin E 2.1mg 15%
Vitamin K 22.8mcg 20%
Thiamin 0.4mg 35%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 10.6mg 70%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 106.4mcg 27%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.3mcg 0%
Chloride 22.6mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.9mg 20%
Phosphorus 284.7mg 25%
Iodine 1mcg 0%
Magnesium 122.8mg 30%
Zinc 2.5mg 25%
Selenium 25.5mcg 45%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 1.7mg 70%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 2.2mcg 4%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Peas, Broccoli, Natural Peanut Butter (dry Roasted Peanuts), Snow Peas, Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts, Water, Low Sodium Soy Sauce (water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate: Less Than 1/10th Of 1% As A Preservative), Lime Juice, Rice Vinegar, Scallion, Brown Sugar, Ginger Root, Red Pepper Flakes.

Latest from Our Blog

School Lunch Supplies List

back to school written in colorful letters on a lunchbox

It’s back to school season. That means it’s time to stock up on new gear, so your students are prepared to start the school year in style. Don’t forget about school lunch as you create your shopping lists. Whether your family has decided between school lunch or lunch from home, there will likely be a field trip where your child could use these lunch supplies. Parents have a lot of cool new products to choose from to ensure that their child’s lunch is not only nutritious and safe, but also looks appetizing at lunch time. For this month’s Nutritious Nudge, I created a list of lunch supplies and considerations to help parents with their back to school shopping. 

Continue Reading »