Food & Nutrition

Mouthwatering Rainbow Pad Thai Recipe

Eloise Edington  |   30 Sep 2021

Are you looking for a colourful, flavourful and hearty meal to improve your health and subsequently your fertility? Look no further, as today on Fertility Help Hub we turn to Charlotte Grand, a fertility nutritionist and founder of The Fertility Kitchen who has prepared a fertility-friendly recipe just for us. 

Read on for a deliciously indulgent, rainbow stir-fry recipe.

Rainbow Pad Thai Recipe

This is my absolute favourite meal – it’s quick and easy to prepare and is packed full of a rainbow of vegetables. Eating through the rainbow everyday will help maximise your intake of antioxidants. Antioxidants help support egg and sperm quality by protecting against oxidative stress which can damage DNA. | @thefertilitykitchen

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For the sauce

80 ml (⅓ cup) smooth peanut butter

60 ml (¼ cup) tamari

Juice of 1 ½ limes

Pinch of chilli flakes, optional

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For the stir fry

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 bunch of spring onions, roughly chopped
  • Thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 red chilli, sliced (remove seeds if you prefer less heat)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red pepper, finely sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, finely sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned (cut into matchsticks)
  • 1 courgette (zucchini), julienned
  • ½ head of broccoli, chopped
  • ¼ red cabbage, shredded
  • Protein of your choice (you could use cooked chicken or tempeh)

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To serve

Handful of unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped (to serve) 

  1. Place the peanut butter, tamari, lime juice and chilli flakes (if using) in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat the coconut oil over a medium-high heat in a wok or large frying pan. Add the spring onions, ginger, chilli and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add the peppers, carrot, courgette (zucchini), broccoli and cabbage, and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the vegetables are just tender. Add 1-2 tbsp water if the vegetables start to stick.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and add the sauce and protein of your choice and cook for 1-2 minutes or until warmed through.
  5. Divide between serving bowls and sprinkle with peanuts to serve.

Add this simple recipe to a fertility recipe book which you can make using our other recipes for fertility. You can visit The Fertility Kitchen website for more recipes like these to add to your meal plan. 

Access all of our fertility-friendly recipes here on our FHH website or join our Fertility Squad app to exchange recipes with other fertility warriors.

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