food · fun · healthy · salad · Thai

Cold Pad Thai Salad

The warm summer days are finally here and who says you still can’t enjoy your favourite winter dishes?!

I love salads during the summer, but we all know they can get a little repetitive. This week I created a delicious noodle salad and freshened it up with raw carrots, bell peppers and cucumber. The tangy dressing gives it a close resemblance to a Pad Thai so I was instantly in love with this dish.

Options for protein are limitless, but I crumbled up tofu and mixed it into the dressing to give the texture of a scrambled egg.

Top this dish off with some raw veggies, cilantro and chopped peanuts, and you’ll forget why you ever doubted the beloved salad.

CRON-O-Meter noodles


 

Ingredients

1/2 package flat rice noodles

1/4 block chicken/beef/salmon/tofu

2 cups matchstick cucumber

2 cups shredded carrots

1 cup sliced bell pepper

1/4 Cup chopped cilantro

Dressing

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup rice vinegar

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp curry paste

1 tbsp agave syrup

1 tsp sesame oil


Directions

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer into a bowl.
  2. Chop up vegetables and cilantro and add to noodles.
  3. Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Pour sauce over noodles.
  4. Sprinkle chopped peanuts. Enjoy!
food · fruit · fun · healthy · salad

Hey Tritons!

Starting off this healthy season with some fun team building… friendship fruit salad!

During the 2017 BCSSA conference, one of the guest speaker’s shared their idea of this creative after practice activity with the goal to inspire athletes to think, share and eat healthy ideas. The friendship fruit salad is a fun and easy way to incorporate a variety of fruits into your diet and to share with friends what your favourite fruit is.

Come to the pool this Friday and bring one piece of your favourite fruit cut into pieces and add it to the team bowl, where it will be shared with the team.

I’ll be sharing my all time favourite… BANANA!

See you at the pool.