Lightened Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe + A GIVEAWAY!

You are going to love today’s post :) Following this new fun recipe, you will find a special giveaway to enter!

Sometimes I get into a dinner rut, making the same handful of recipes every week. On Sunday, I took advantage of a few extra hours in the late afternoon to “play” in the kitchen. You already know I love to “health-ify” recipes, and this time I tried my hand at creating a light low-fat Thai Peanut Sauce to go over stir fry veggies and brown rice noodles. Lightened Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe and Stir Fry

Spending some time in the kitchen, cutting up veggies and making my own sauce is a refreshing alternative to staring at a laptop or binge watching TV shows. While I was listening to music and taking blog pictures of my bell peppers, I thought “So this is what post-grad life is like….” I’m so used to spending my Sunday nights doing homework, studying, or getting ready for class on Monday. I can get used to this new schedule! :) Especially if it means more meals like this one.

This Thai Peanut Sauce reduces its fat and calorie content significantly by using PBFit rather than regular peanut butter. Most sauces and dressings pack an exorbitant amount of calories, fat, sodium, and sugar. I’m a huge fan of homemaking sauces when possible to reduce excess fat and sodium, and eliminate funky chemicals and preservatives. PBFit is a powdered peanut butter that reduces its fat content by 75% by dehydrating the peanuts and squeezing out its oils. It is perfect for this recipe because it still retains all of the peanut-y FLAVA we’re looking for! Other modified ingredients included a lite, organic coconut milk and a reduced-sodium soy sauce.

Low Fat Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe using PBFit  Stronglikemycoffee.comLightened Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup PBFit pre-mixed with 1/3 cup water (extra thick!)
  • 1/2 cup Lite Organic Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tbs Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp. (heaping) minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • Juice of 2 lime wedges
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1.) Whisk together peanut butter and coconut milk.

2.) Whisk in soy sauce, garlic, ginger, lime and red pepper flakes.

3.) Set aside sauce until you are ready to add to your stir fry veggies.

Oh my gosh, I was so happy with this sauce! The peanut and coconut flavors are amazing, with just enough spice from the red pepper flakes. This tasted like the sauce at Thai restaurants…I would love to try it as a dipping sauce for chicken kabobs next time.

Lightened Thai Peanut Sauce Stir Fry Recipe  Stronglikemycoffee.comNow that the sauce is set, we need something to pour it on (though I swear it’s good enough to eat with a spoon..)

I don’t think there’s such a thing as “too much” vegetables, so stir frys tend to be 70% veggies, 30% rice/noodles. I sliced and diced:

  • Matchstick Carrots
  • Julienne Yellow Squash
  • Sliced Red Bell Pepper
  • Sliced Sweet Onion
  • Sliced Scallions
  • Chopped Broccoli florets
  • Sugar Snap Peas

1.) In a large skillet, heat 1-2 Tablespoons of organic extra virgin coconut oil.

2.) Add in vegetables and continue to stir over medium-high heat for 7-10 minutes. (I like mine a little crunchy!)

3.) Add Lightened Thai Peanut Sauce, stir, and remove from heat.

4.) Serve over rice noodles, rice, quinoa, spaghetti squash, or another equally-delicious base! We used Annie Chun’s Brown Rice Noodles (though it’s really up to your personal preference! These were pad thai noodles and seemed to fit together nicely with this dish.)

Stir Fry Veggies  Stronglikemycoffee.comAny dinner with four or more colors is a winner in my book! I learned a while ago that the quality of our food should not be sacrificed for cost or convenience, if possible. Pre-made sauces and meals just can’t offer the nutrients and health benefits that whole fresh ingredients can. Obviously it isn’t practical to homemake 100% of our sauces, dressings, and condiments but we can make healthier choices by reading nutrition labels, sticking to serving sizes and making alternatives when available.

And now for the giveaway…

BetterBody Foods Giveaway on

I honestly love PBFit so much that I want to share it with you, and BetterBody Foods generously agreed to provide the winner of today’s giveaway below with a complete package of ALL its amazing goodies. BetterBody Foods products are organic, non-GMO and healthier alternatives to daily ingredients. This gift package includes:

  • PBFit (it’s life-changing)
  • Chocolate PBFit
  • Organic Naturally Refined Coconut Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Organic Chia Seeds
  • Organic Quinoa
  • Organic Coconut Flour
  • Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
  • Organic Agave
  • Organic Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla (yum!)

To enter this giveaway:

You can earn up to 3 entries by completing one or all of the following: 1.) Leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite way to use peanut butter. 2.) Follow Strong Like My Coffee on Instagram and leave an additional comment saying you did so! 3.) Follow BetterBody Foods on Instagram and leave an additional comment saying you did so. Easy as that :)
This giveaway will remain open until Thursday at midnight. One winner will be randomly selected and announced right here on Friday!

*BetterBody Foods is sponsoring this giveaway, however the recipe, opinions, and photos are mine. :)

About Stronglikemycoffee

College student-athlete committed to living healthy and happy. I want to share my recipes, fitness tips and silly stories with YOU! There's nothing like crushing goals and becoming stronger than you ever knew you could be.

Posted on June 1, 2015, in Healthy Habits and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 77 Comments.

  1. Peanut butter is my existence… But I love to spread peanut butter on rice cakes and top it off with a little drizzle of honey! Mmmm!

  2. Rolled up with banana and honey in a tortilla. Delish!

  3. misstaylorp29

    I love peanut butter on whole wheat pita bread! It’s perfect for my crazy, on-the-go schedule and a great energizing snack. :)

  4. On a spoon :D (with a glass of milk)

  5. This looks so good! I still like good ol’ pb&j:)

  6. I would make this recipe! Except maybe add some chicken… :) and I prefer almond butter, on an apple.

  7. I’ve been wanting to try the powdered peanut butter! My favorite way to use pb is anything that involves chocolate!

  8. As simple as it is, I love mixing pb with Greek yogurt for a yummy dip to eat with apples!!

  9. As simple as it is, I love mixing with Greek yogurt for a great dip to eat with apples!!

  10. I followed strong like my coffee on instagram!

  11. My favorite use for peanut better is on a rice cake with a banana on top!

  12. I absolutely LOVE peanut butter. This is sounds like a great alternative that would still allow me to splurge and enjoy my daily indulgence. Your recipe sounds amazing and I will definitely be trying it!! :)

  13. Natalie Gorman

    A sliced apple and spoonful of peanut butter is my go to and favorite :)

  14. I just love peanut butter with my sliced apple!

  15. I just love some PB with a sliced apple!

  16. I put peanut butter in oatmeal, on apples, in muffins, pretty much everywhere. but my favorite way to eat it is on hamburgers. just a homemade bun, hamburger patty and lots of peanut butter!

  17. I love peanut butter in greek yogurt with some dark chocolate chips!

  18. Peanut butter is a food version of Heaven!!
    I like it everywhere, but if I had to choose one: topping my oatmeal!! Or straight out of the jar with a spoon!

  19. On everything peanut butter is life!! On my pancakes, in shakes, overnight oats, oatmeal, fruit, rice cakes & the list goes on!

  20. Cheyenne Lentzner

    I love peanut butter on fruit as well as toast and in asian stir fry cuisines! I’m obsessed and go through so much!!

  21. My favorite way to use peanut butter is straight out of the jar! Otherwise, I love mixing it in smoothies and Greek yogurt.

  22. I’m in love with peanut butter when I had my daughter all I would do is sit down next to the tv watch her sleep and indulge in peanut butter. I found out about better body foods one day going into Costco ! I had to have it I bought one and was able to loose weight , I gave up regular peanut butter for PB FIT ! I mix it in everything coffee smoothies cereal sandwiches cakes cupcakes ! PB fit is my baby ! I also make peanut butter pudding 😍

  23. Jordan Harrah

    PBFit is definitely the most versatile and most used ingredient in my cabinet! I use it on fruit, in sandwiches, smoothies, for baking, right off the spoon, and everything in between. LOVE IT!

  24. Vanessa Price

    **Peanut Butter Addict** While I used to just love to eat it by the (oversized) spoonful…I have gotten it under control and my favorite is measured and spread on a rice cake. :)) Love adding the powdered peanut butter powder to my protein shakes too!! :)) Now following both on IG!!

  25. I love mixing it with my protein powder And my ice coffee… Yes, altogether!! The perfect mix for my day!!

  26. I love adding peanut butter to my smoothies – usually banana!

  27. I LOVE PBFit in my oats and even sprinkled on frozen yogurt. Yum!

  28. The Thai peanut recipe looks fantastic!! I use PbFit in my smoothies!

  29. I love peanut butter on a waffle topped with blueberries and apple slices! :)

  30. I love eating peanut butter on pancakes with strawberries and cream, sooo yummy!

  31. I like peanut butter in a smoothie.

  32. peanut butter WITH chocolate on toast!!

  33. following stronglikemycoffee on instagram as cappytweet

  34. following betterbodyfoods on instagram as cappytweet

  35. Sweet giveaway, I would love to bake with some of that. I like my peanut butter the old fashioned way….peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the crusts cut off, cut criss cross.

  36. I love peanut butter in my oatmeal and smoothies for an extra zing!

  37. I LOVE Thai food and this recipe was packed with so much flavor! PBfit is every bit as great tasting as peanut butter and as healthy as it is, I can eat it EVERYDAY!! Great job on the recipe itself and the beautiful presentation!!! xoxo

  38. I love peanut butter with banana slices and some dark chocolate chips!

  39. I love homemade protien balls and replacing regular peanut butter with PBfit would allow me to eat MORE balls!

  40. My favorite way to use pb is on a rice cake with cinnamon, banana, honey, and some chia seeds :)

  41. followed better body foods on Instagram

  42. jeffrimulder

    I love peanut butter mixed in my oatmeal with a banana and a strong cup of coffee! It makes the perfect breakfast!

  43. Tina Perlman

    i think it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with peanut butter. Right now currently loving adding it to my post workout smoothies, but i also enjoy it with banana, in a sandwich, with oatmeal and in vegan homemade ice cream.

  44. Peanut butter and banana and honey sandwich. THE BEST :)

  45. With apples! Seriously the best!

  46. I love peanut butter with raw chocolate! And in icecream too!!

  47. I am following you on Instagram!! :)

  48. Also I am following BetterBody foods!

  49. My favorite way to eat peanut butter is in a green smoothie.

  50. I follow your blog on Instagram as @fiddlindandi.

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