Healthy Satay Sauce

I’ve been working in a Chinese restaurant and takeaway for 4 years now, which means my craving for chinese food is always a big one! Chinese food isn’t all that bad for you (if you stay away from the deep fried stuff), as it tends to be full of veggies. As a vegetarian I go for beancurd dishes when I get a chinese takeaway. Beancurd comes from soya and is full of protein as well as being said to lower cholesterol.

But for days when you want to know what is going into your dish, try out this deliciously healthy satay sauce. When including one portion of home cooked noodles, it comes to roughly 317 calories all together. Peanut butter is full of fibre and healthy fats, so you don’t need to feel guilty about this sauce. You can have just the noodles and sauce for a tasty lunch, or add your favourite stir fry vegetables and some bean curd for a filling and delicious dinner. It is so quick and simple to make at home, which is much better than going out to the local takeaway. This recipe serves 4 in a stir fry, but any sauce you don’t use can be stored in the fridge.


Ingredients 

♥ 1 Teaspoon Ginger
♥ 1 Tablespoon Dark Soy Sauce
♥ 2 Tablespoons Crunchy Peanut Butter
♥ 2 Tablespoons Sweet Chilli Sauce
♥ 2 Tablespoons Honey
♥ 50ml Water

Method

♥ Put your noodles into a boiling pan of water and cook to the packet’s instructions.

♥ Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan.

♥ Bring to a gentle simmer and constantly stir. To begin with it doesn’t look right, but as the ingredients melt and combine together the sauce does thicken up.

♥ Drain your noodles and stir in the sauce.

♥ If it isn’t spicy enough for you, add a bit more sweet chilli sauce.

Let me know what you think & send me pictures when you try it on Twitter and Instagram.

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