There’s something about sitting on your bed in PJs eating Asian takeout. If you are anything like J and I, when you do cheap Asian takeout, there’s no sitting at the dining room table, eating crawled up in a ball on the couch or bed is a must. (We do non-cheap Asian takeout too, but sometimes you have to get the greasy cheap stuff).
Anytime J and I eat Thai or Chinese we order one noodle dish minimum. There’s just something about Asian noodles, they’re spicy and exotic, fun to slurp up, and cheap. No really, look on the menu next time you’re out. Noodle dishes are surprisingly much cheaper than stir-frys and curries which typically get a side of rice with them. Maybe it’s because they’re often sparsely filled with vegetables, tofu, and/or meat.
Even though I love the fun adventure and excitement J and I have created with eating cheap takeout, neither of us like that feeling an hour after diving into our cute little take out boxes that occurs though. Yes, that slimy, lethargic feeling you get from large amounts of oil combined with the plethora of carbs and lack of nutrients. Thus, we often have “takeout” made at home.
These peanut noodles will not disappoint. They’re still cheap and quicker to make than the time to get in your car and pick up takeout. Okay, that might not be true- it all depends on how close your favorite takeout place is to you. These noodles are packed with nutrition including green veggies and protein!
Thai Peanut Noodles
- 4 ounces Soba noodles
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (chunky, no salt)
- 1/4 cup olive oil, extra virgin
- 1/4 cup edamame
- 1 large peppers
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce