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veggie-packed pad thai from halsanutrition.com; gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, kid-approved

Veggie-Packed Pad Thai

Have your favorite pad thai and your veggies too! This version of the take-out classic shines with colorful, antioxidant-rich veggies. Try it one or all of the veggies or make it with the veggies you have on hand.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4 people


  • 8 ounces wide or Pad Thai brown rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium Tamari sauce (regular soy sauce ok if not gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or canola or grapeseed oil)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrots, slivered using a vegetable peeler
  • 2 cups baby spinach, packed
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions (plus a bit more for garnish)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large eggs, whisked


  • Prepare rice noodles according to package directions. Rinse and set aside. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together honey, lime juice, and Tamari.
  • In a large nonstick pan or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, carrots, green onion, and spinach. Saute for about 3 minutes or so. Reduce the heat to medium, and add the garlic. Saute for another 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a large plate.
  • Add the eggs to the pan and scramble. Transfer the eggs to the veggie plate. 
  • Place the noodles in the pan. Pour sauce on top and toss to coat. Add the veggies and eggs and stir until all combined.
  • Bring the hot pan to the table and let everyone serve themselves and then add additional toppings: green onions, peanuts, cilantro, lime wedges, and sriracha as desired.


Topping Suggestions:
  • peanuts or cashews
  • cilantro
  • scallions
  • lime wedges
  • sriracha
Protein Add-Ons:
  • tofu or shrimp, saute before veggies and then set aside
  • leftover Rotisserie chicken, shredded 
Recipe adapted from https://eat-drink-love.com/easy-pad-thai/
Keyword dairy-free, gluten-free, kid-approved, pad thai, take out, vegetarian