I ’m a little obsessed with Asian-inspired dishes. I just love the flavor savory, spicy, garlicky and touch of sweetness that is consistent throughout different types of takeout. Similar to my Spicy Tuna Bowl, I wanted to create an alternative to the expensive, high sodium, high calorie delicacy that I’m always craving.

I wanted to keep this recipe as simple as possible and show that you can create a variety of flavors with pantry items you already have. Whole wheat spaghetti keeps this recipe simple while increasing fiber, but feel free to use traditional Asian-style noodles, such as soba and ramen. Sweet, salty, spicy, and savory are all brought together by honey, soy sauce, and sriracha sauce. Crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder and ground ginger also bring flavor without adding extra salt. Peanut butter gives this dish an extra layer of flavor with a Thai influence.


Peppers, carrots, and cabbage retain their crunch when cooked and definitely help you eat a rainbow! Edamame is your protein source for this recipe, with 4 grams per serving. You can use any veggies you have on hand for different flavors and nutrients, such as zucchini, mushrooms, celery, and even spinach!



Easy Veggie Stir Fry Noodles

By Lisa Kay, MS, RD

Makes 4 servings



8 oz whole wheat spaghetti

1 cups edamame, shelled

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup shredded red cabbage

1 medium red pepper, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 T sesame oil

1 T ground ginger

1 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. Crushed red pepper

1 T garlic powder


Easy Peanut Sauce

2 T lite soy sauce

1 T honey

1 T peanut butter (try our Homemade Peanut Butter)

3 T rice vinegar

1 T sriracha sauce



  1. Cook pasta according to package, drain and set aside
  2. While pasta is cooking, combine peanut sauce ingredient in a small bowl. Stir until well combined. Set aside
  3. In a large pan, heat sesame oil over medium heat. After about 2 minutes, add garlic, pepper, carrots, and edamame. Add garlic powder, ginger, black pepper, and crushed red pepper and stir for about 5-10 minutes until veggies are cooked.
  4. Add sauce mixture to veggies. Stir until well combined
  5. Add drained pasta to veggies. Stir until well combined, then severe.



Add sauteed shrimp or chicken for added protein!



Calories: 366

Fat (g): 11

Sodium (mg): 375

Protein (g): 15

Carbs (g): 55

Fiber (g): 9