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This Pad Thai is so good that I made it doable for all traditional diets. I want everyone to be able to make this! It’s the freshest tasting Pad Thai ever, with authentic ingredients and flavors. So whether you’re Keto, Whole30, Paleo, GAPS, AIP or even if you eat everything, this is the Pad Thai for you!
Whole30 & AIP
If you’re doing the Whole30 or AIP diets, there are just a few changes to the recipe below. I want to highlight those changes here, because I know we each need to be careful and clear with what we’re eating.
- There’s a bit of stevia in the recipe. You’re going to leave that out. The recipe indicates at every stage to “omit” stevia. The noodles will still taste grand!
- AIP folks, you don’t eat nuts or legumes, so you’re going to also omit the nuts/peanuts and the bean sprouts.
- Whole30 folks, you’re going to use cashews, not peanuts. Cashews are splendid, so no loss there.
- Lastly, AIP folks, you’re going to leave out the optional red pepper garnish, which makes it spicy. No biggie.
So the recipe is mostly intact. You’re going to be using some awesome and authentic ingredients like unsweetened tamarind paste (find it here.) You can get it <– through that link or many markets carry it in their ethnic foods section. Just make sure to get the pure, unsweetened one. You’ll also need Red Boat Fish Sauce (find it here), which I know many of you already have. If you don’t have it yet, you’re going to love it. It’s an authentic, necessary Thai ingredient that makes this and many recipes just perfect. It’s the only sugar-free fish sauce available for us Paleo-type folks.
I’ve made the whole recipe egg-free. This is perfect for AIP, and it’s faster for everyone else. It means this recipe comes together with just a few quick steps, and the recipe doesn’t miss the egg.
Keto & Whole30
Keto means this is a high-fat, very low-carb dinner. Whole30 means only whole foods, no sweeteners, and nothing too indulgent in texture. Basically, this is a healing meal, while also being oh-so-satisfying!!! Delicious and beautiful!
Paleo & GAPS
No grains, no sugar — zoodles and a succulent sauce make this dish oh-so-special. It’s authentically Thai, but with no compromises to our dietary choices.
Which version of Pad Thai will you/did you make? 🙂