Carrot Spirals with Peanut Sauce; carrots with a twist! Ok, you caught me. I have a deep-rooted love for terrible word puns… My dubious sense of humour might make this dish even more delicious though ;). Carrot Spirals with Peanut Sauce is a healthy meal that is easy to make and tastes exceptionally tasty. You can even use my very own peanut butter recipe as an ingredient! This recipe is the ultimate way to have a meal mainly made from vegetables without even realising it. Would you like to try out more healthy recipes? Visit [the recipe page] and select [Truthful Living Menu] under [Meals]. This recipe is one of the Truthful Living Recipe options. Are you interested in reading more about Truthful Living Recipes and what Truthful Living is all about? Check out some of the [Truthful Living articles].
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Nutritional Information per Portion
Other things you need
- Food Scale
- Measuring Spoons
- Cutting Board
- Cutting Knife
- Frying Pan
- Garlic Press
- Large Wooden Spoon
- Weigh your ingredients.
- Spiralize your carrots.
- If necessary, cut the broccoli into smaller pieces.
- Prepare the things (pots, pans, tools etc.) you are going to use.
- Put the frying pan on the stove over medium heat and add the oil.
- Crush the garlic and add it to the oil. Fry the garlic till it is golden brown.
- Add the soy sauce, peanut butter, lemon juice, the broth and water to your pan. Mix everything. It takes about 2 minutes for everything to be mixed properly.
- Once the mixture is smooth, add the carrots and broccoli.
- Put a lid on the pan and let your food simmer for 5 minutes. Stir every minute.
- While you wait, cut up the peanuts and the green onion.
- When the 5 minutes are up, take the lid off and let the food simmer for another minute.
- Put your Carrot Spirals with Peanut Sauce in a bowl, sprinkle the green onion and peanuts on and enjoy!
Good to know
- Storing: Make sure to store your meal in an airtight container in the refrigerator if you are not eating all of it right away.
- Shelf life: The meal will stay good for a few days if stored correctly.
- Vegan: If you buy the broth, make sure it is vegan.
- Spiralized carrots: If you do not have a spiralizer, you can buy spiralized carrots.
- Working with fruits and vegetables: Make sure your fruits and vegetables are ripe before you start prepping them. It’s a shame to use ingredients that will not add their full flavour to your dish. As a side note, it is equally important to make sure your ingredients are not overly ripe unless the recipe allows for it.
- Using fresh fruits and vegetables: Make sure to wash fruits and vegetables that do not require peeling.
Know What You Eat
Both when buying food or when making your own, it is important to inform yourself about the nutritional value. Have a look at the nutrition label, learn about your serving size and what nutrients this product will bring to the table.
If you want to compare different products and their values, it is easier to look at a label where the values are given per 100 grams. This way you get a better understanding of the categories certain products belong to when it comes to nutritional values. Is this a product with a high sugar content? Does it contain a lot of fibre? How does this product measure up if I am looking to stick to a low-sodium diet?
Keep in mind that if you are looking to eat healthily, you should not just avoid eating fat and/or sugar. We need both in our daily diet. Make sure however to be aware of where you get your lipids and sugars from. As a rule of thumb, you could say; variation is very important in your diet and in general, the closer your food is to come straight from the source, the better.
If you want to read more about healthy food choices, check out my article [Healthy Food Choices]. Truthful Food also has a continuously growing article category solely focusing on specific ingredients and nutrients for everyone who wants to take a closer look at what you can find in your food.
*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.