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Sweet potato satay: a slightly healthier option using sweet potato noodles

Being on a health kick or trying to lose weight doesn’t mean you can’t eat tasty, filling food. Anyone who tells you otherwise has their pants on fire!

One of the simplest, quickest and tastiest ways we’ve discovered to reduce the calories in some of our favourite meals is to replace the high carbohydrate things like noodles or spaghetti with spiralizer veggies or to replace rice with cauliflower rice. This recipe uses sweet potato to replace the noodles. The sweet potatoes work really well with the satay / peanut sauce, and we use low fat peanut butter and low fat coconut milk. In this recipe they really work without losing any flavour.

That’s important, if you are going to kill the flavour, don’t replace things, just eat less of it! Life is too short to deny yourself food you enjoy or punish yourself with poor imitations!

The noodles

So here goes, first things first. Sweet potato noodles. You’ll need some sort of vegetable spiralizer, or even just a speed peeler. With the spiralizer you can make noodles, with the speed peeler just peel long ribbons from the potatoes, just as tasty. Then put them aside until you have everything else ready.

Sweet potato noodles

Chicken, just chop a chicken breasts into tasty chunks. I like to add some peppers and broccoli to mine, but you can keep it simple if you like, anything you want to add, just prepare it and set it aside while we make the satay sauce.

Ok so we are ready to go, for the sauce (for 4 people) you will need.

The satay sauce

  • 4 tbsp low fat peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tap chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 100ml light coconut milk

Put everything in a deep bowl and stir or whisk to bring it together. It will seem at first like the peanut butter will never break down and come together but just persevere, it will get there.

Throwing it all together

Basically now, all we need to do is cook the chicken and any veggies you have added. Then add the satay sauce and give it a good old stir around as it heats making sure everything gets coated. Lastly throw in the noodles. You want the noodles cooked until they just have a bit of bite left, not too soft and you want to make sure you get the noodles coated in that lovely sauce.


I told you it was super easy.

Sweet potato noodles with satay sauce
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