There is just something special about a peanut sauce! Salty, sweet, spicy, tangy, and filled with umami goodness. The sauce itself is fantastic in this stir-fry but can be used for fresh rolls and salads, too!
We always recommend obtaining nutrients from foods first before reaching for supplements and concentrates (eg. oils, protein powder, added sugar, and others) unless you can't meet your requirements from food alone. The same is true for fats. Consuming fats from whole foods will provide so much more nutrition than the oil itself: fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc. Just one more reason to love up on this peanut sauce with natural peanut butter as the whole food fat source!
This stir-fry is packed with as much crunchy veggies as we could handle including spaghetti squash, bell peppers, purple cabbage, and carrots! As always, we checked in with our Fundamental Four formula to ensure the recipe was build to satisfy more than our taste buds but also to optimize our blood sugars for optimize energy, recovery, and body composition. The Four included:
- PROTEIN: chicken breast
- FIBRE: spaghetti squash (and the boat load of other veggies)
- HEALTHY FAT: peanut butter in the sauce and cashews to top
- VOLUME: spaghetti squash, bell peppers, carrots, and purple cabbage!
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