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Friday, January 10, 2020

Keto Friendly Pad Thai Make At Home Recipe

 Pad Thai is a favorite meal for many when eating out. This meal is so delicious and easy to make at home. Keep reading to get the recipe for Keto-Friendly Pad Thai.

  On New Year's Day, my husband wanted to go out to eat and he was happy that I said yes! I was hungry for something in the line of Oriental food but my favorite place was closed for the holiday. So we decided to check out a new place. We discovered a  small Thai restaurant near us and I was glad that I did. I had never dined at a Thai place before so the menu was new to me. So many entrees that I wanted to try.

 I decided to try Pad Thai as the menu description sounded amazing- Small rice noodles with egg, tofu, sweet radish, onion, and bean sprouts wrapped in a Thai egg crepe. I admit it was the Thai egg crepe that sounded so delicious and persuaded my meal choice for the night. I had never tried Pad Thai so I was not sure what kind of sauce would be on the rice noodles and veggies. 

 I asked the server if the dish had any dairy in it and was relieved that it did not. Eating out can be hard when you have a dairy allergy. Oriental food is always a preferred spot when I choose to eat out as they usually do not contain any milk products so I don't have to worry about an asthma attack from my dairy allergy. I was able to order the Pad Thai without tofu as I am sensitive to soy too.

 When my order of Pad Thai arrived at my table, I was excited to try it as it looked so delicious. The restaurant had placed an egg crepe over the veggies and rice noodles so it looked like Thai pot pie. I used my fork to slice through the egg crepe and revealed a beautiful mixture of veggies with a nice orange sauce. The orange sauce reminded me of Malaysia palm oil, so my taste buds were excited to try Pad Thai for the first time. 

 The first bite was so delicious and sweet. My dish had plenty of veggies in it as I ordered it without meat so it was a vegetarian meal. If I wanted to make it vegan, I could have ordered it without eggs. The veggies were all cut in thin strips so it was hard to distinguish the noodles from the onions and cabbage. It was a delicious work of art! My husband asked for a bite and I reluctantly let him try the Pad Thai as it was too good to share. I loved that Pad Thai was a dairy-free meal that I could enjoy.

 When we got home from our restaurant dinner, I knew that I had to learn how to make Pad Thai. So I took to the internet in search of a Pad Thai recipe. I was amazed to learn that the Pad Thai sauce was made from Tamarind paste. This was an ingredient that I had never heard of nor have I seen it in grocery stores. So I needed to find a substitute for Tamarind paste. I learned that you could substitute ketchup for the Tamarind paste.

Pad Thai is
~ Delicious
~ Easy-To-Make
~ Vegetarian
~ Dairy-Free
~ Healthy
~ Can be made Keto
~ Homemade
~ Full of Fiber
~ Loaded with Veggies

Omit the rice noodles to make it Keto-friendly
 Once I looked at a couple Pad Thai recipes online, I knew that this Thai recipe could easily be made into a keto-friendly recipe. Many of my friends follow the keto diet plan, so I wanted to give them options when making this recipe. The keto meal plan is something that I don't follow as I have too many other diet restrictions with my food allergies.

Ingredients Needed
~ Bean Sprouts
~ Carrots
~ Cabbage
~ Zucchini
` Garlic
~ Onion
~ Eggs
~ Peanuts
~ Palm Oil
~ Pad Thai Sauce ~ homemade recipe below

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A traditional Thai meal made vegetarian

 Traditional Pad Thai is made with chicken but since I don't eat meat, I made my dairy-free recipe without meat so it is a meal that vegetarians can enjoy if you omit the anchovies. If you follow a vegan diet, just omit the eggs and the anchovies. The best part of Pad Thai, in my opinion, is all the delicious plant-based vegetables. 

 I also love that this Thai dish is dairy-free. You can use so many different veggies in this dish, just think about the different vegetables that are in Chinese food dishes. I choose to use cabbage, carrots, zucchini, and bean sprouts in my recipe but you could add sweet radish, broccoli, and mushrooms if you like. You could also omit any veggies that you don't like. My husband would prefer that I did not add zucchini. I like cooking my vegetables in this palm oil as it gives the vegetables awesome flavor. Carrots are a keto vegetable that should be used sparingly as they do have carbs in them so you can also omit the carrots and add zucchini or even bean sprouts.  

Pad Thai sauce is so easy to make

 Pad Thai gets its delicious taste from a sweet sauce and this sauce is so easy to make. If you are short on time, you could buy Pad Thai sauce in a jar but when you make it at home you can make it keto-friendly. 

 Traditional Pad Thai sauce has tamarind paste in it and fish sauce in it but those items may be hard to find in a traditional grocery store so I discovered that you can use ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, and anchovies to get the same flavor as fish sauce is made from anchovies. Just make sure to use sugar-free ketchup and a keto-friendly sugar. My husband was surprised at how close my recipe tasted to the restaurant version of Pad Thai. If you like a lot of sauce with your veggies, just double the recipe. You can store the extra Pad Thai sauce in the fridge for another batch of Pad Thai.

The eggs are so delicious in Pad Thai

 Pad Thai has scrambled eggs in it and that adds some protein to this dish. Adding the eggs to the cooked veggies is so easy. After you cook all the vegetables, just push the veggies to the side and add the whisked eggs to the empty part of the pan. Scramble the eggs and then stir them into the cooked veggies. Traditional Pad Thai only has 2 eggs in it but I added three to my recipe, you could add more if you like more eggs in your dish. 

Add rice noodles for a non-keto version
 Traditional Pad Thai also contains rice noodles so omitting the noodles makes this a keto meal. The rice noodles also will soak up some of the delicious Pad Thai sauce so the keto Pad Thai will have more sauce to it but trust me extra sauce is so good. I decided to make some rice noodles so I could try this recipe with them. So to make this meal keto-based, just serve the rice noodles on the side. So non-keto friends can add them to their dish. I tried the Pad Thai both ways and I thought it tasted great with or without the rice noodles. If you decide to add rice noodles, cook them according to the directions on the package. I like to add a tablespoon of palm oil to the cooked noodles to keep them from sticking. 

 Palm Oil is a healthy ingredient in Keto recipes

When you use Malaysia Palm Oil in recipes, you get some amazing flavor and some added health benefits. Palm oil is also a great source of vitamin E tocotrienols and beta-carotene. Malaysian red palm fruit oil has more carotene than tomatoes or carrots. This oil is also stable at high temperatures. This naturally trans-fat-free oil is a great addition to any chef’s kitchen. So check out the facts about palm oil and give this delicious oil a chance in your recipes. You can purchase red palm oil at Amazon.

Keto-Friendly Pad Thai With Malaysia Palm Oil

Keto Friendly Pad Thai With Malaysia Palm Oil
Yield: 4
This restaurant-quality Pad Thai recipe is surprisingly easy to make at home and can be made keto-friendly.


  • 1 batch Pad Thai Sauce (see below)
  • 2 tablespoons Malaysian sustainable palm oil
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/3 cup keto-friendly brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free ketchup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 small can anchovies, diced up
  • juice of 1 fresh lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


How to cook Keto Friendly Pad Thai With Malaysia Palm Oil

  1. Make the sauce - Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl until completely combined. Set aside.
  2. Cook the veggies - Add 2 tablespoons palm oil to a heated sauté pan. Add all the veggies and garlic to the palm oil. Saute the veggies for about 5 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally, 
  3. Cook the eggs - Push the cooked veggies to one side of the pan and add the eggs on the other side.  Then cook the eggs until scrambled.  
  4. Add the Pad Thai sauce and stir up everything together in the pan until well combined.
  5. Remove the Pad Thai from the heat and sprinkle the crushed peanuts on top of it.
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Marie at Complete Literature said...

I have never had pad thai at a restaurant. All of those pics look amazing, especially the veggies! And palm oil is so beneficial! It is so good for you!

Nina said...

I did not realize that palm oil helps in losing weight. that is interesting

Jaredamy said...

This looks and sounds really fresh. I am not sure I have had the pleasure of trying out palm oil.

Anne Marie said...

I've always wanted to make Pad Thai, as it's my husband's favorite Asian dish. I like your healthy version!

The Super Mom Life said...

This looks and sounds so good. I don't think I've ever tried pad thai before.

Unknown said...

This sounds delicious and fairly simple to make. I'm going to try it sometime

Sherry said...

Pad Thai is awesome! It's one of my favorite Oriental dishes. I haven't made it at home before. Can't wait!

Nyxie said...

I love Pad Thai! This looks and sounds delicious and like something straight out of my local Chinese Restaurant.

Lisa Joy Thompson said...

I've never tried Malaysian Palm Oil. I'll definitely have to check it out. And this Pad Thai recipe sounds fabulous!

Stephanie Stebbins said...

That sounds so yum! I'm going to give it a try!

Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

I have never tried Thai food. I really need to give it a try. I guess I just need to get more adventurous.

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my goodness that looks so totally delish. I'll have to try this recipe sometime. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

Candace Hampton said...

Oh my! I am so going to make this. I love Thai food. Pad thai is such a comforting, healthy dish.

Eileen M Loya said...

I love Pad Thai but I have not tried making it at home. I cannot find any Pad Thai sauce in the grocery store, and I am so glad I found out that you can make the sauce yourself! (Thanks for the recipe!) I am going to make this on the weekend. So yummy!

brianmayroam said...

There was a Thai restaurant in Carlisle, Pennsylvania that served Pad Thai WiFi, which was a keto-friendly version. But not with Malaysian palm oil.

Karen said...

This looks yummy and a great option for those that are following a Keto diet.

LoriBosworth said...

I like your spin on Pad Thai. I would make the Keto friendly version!

Kathy said...

This looks so good. I love pad thai. It is probably one of my favorites. I sure need to try your recipe.

Anita Fonte said...

I have never been to a Thai restaurant before but this Pad Thai looks delicious.

Stacey Mina said...

I've always wanted to try Pad Thai and I feel like now might be a good chance! Thanks for the recipe

LisaLisa said...

I love Pad Thai, I think I'm going to give this recipe a try. I'm sure my kids would enjoy this dish also; it looks so delicious.

Melanie Edjourian said...

This sounds like such a great dish. My brother has been looking to try more keto friendly meals so I must share this with him. He is sure to love it.

Beautiful Touches said...

This keto friendly pad thai looks so delicious and like a great way to side-step feeling guilty about eating tasty food!

Lavanda Michelle said...

The way you've adapted this dish to be keto-friendly is brilliant, and I love that it's packed with veggies. I'm excited to try your version with Malaysia Palm Oil, which not only enhances the flavor but also brings health benefits.

Gust si Aroma said...

Love the idea to have a keto friendly version for pad thai! Thank you for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

I had pad Thai at a restaurant before and enjoyed it. I have to try your recipe sometime. -LYNNDEE

Marysa said...

I've never made my own Pad Thai before. Your recipe looks so good with all of those healthy ingredients! Great blend of veggies and noodles.

Christy G said...

I still have not tried Pad Thai. It sounds good but I don’t think my son would eat it. He is pretty picky when it comes to food.

Zab zaria said...

It sounds like this recipe is absolutely delicious, and I can't wait to try it!

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