Shawn Johnson's the body department - Pad Thai Salad
Gina Matsoukas

Pad Thai Salad

This Pad Thai salad is a vegetarian inspired take on the famous pad thai dish.

This whole paleo challenge thing the second time around hasn’t been so easy. It’s warmer, there’s ice cream to be had on weekends and pizzas to devour when your husband has this new obsession with homemade ones on the weekend and that’s just way more fun than paleo. Honestly, the only thing keeping me from saying “screw it” to the whole shebang has been the fact that we’re partnered up this time. If I cheat, my partner gets no points for the day and vice versa. The guilt. It gets me.

Did I want to eat a salad the other day for lunch?
Shawn Johnson's the body department - Pad Thai Salad
Nope. Not at all.

So I made it really pretty, made a kick ass creamy, spicy dressing that I drenched it in and tried to excite myself about a bunch of leafy greens that were supposed to mimic my favorite Thai dish except minus the best part, the noodles.
Shawn Johnson's the body department - Pad Thai Salad
And shockingly, it worked.

The only bad thing about this was the fact that I ate it not even 30 minutes before a sled pull workout. Not my brightest idea. Now only if I could kick this 10pm cookie craving I’m currently having while writing this with a giant colorful salad.

For the full recipe and ingredients click here.

*This post was originally published on Gina’s blog, Running to the Kitchen. For more from Gina, visit www.runningtothekitchen.com

Gina is the author of the food blog, Running to the Kitchen where she shares healthy, whole food recipes in a fun, approachable way. When not in the kitchen, she enjoys CrossFit, running and anything outdoors with her husband and weimaraner, Ginger.

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