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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Superfood Saturday- Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

1 small Spaghetti squash (cooked and shredded)
Juice of one lime about 4 tablespoons)
4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
4 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoon canola oil
2 cups fresh bean sprouts
1 chicken breast uncooked and finely sliced
 1 bunch green onions chopped. (use white for dish. Chop about 2 inches of the green stem, just above white for garnish)
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon soy sauce
½ cup peanuts chopped.
½ cup cilantro, chopped.

Combine rice wine vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce and sugar in a bowl. Set aside.
Beat eggs together in a bowl. Add soy sauce. Add 1 tablespoon of canola oil to a wok. Heat on high, until the oil is hot. Add the egg mixture and scramble the eggs. Continue to cook until eggs are set. Remove to a plate and chop eggs into small pieces.  Add remaining oil to wok; add chicken and white part of green onion. The top part will be used for garnish.  Cook until chicken is cooked and slightly browned.  Add squash and egg and toss together. Add sauce. Cook until mixture is heated through. Garnish with green part of chopped onion, cilantro and peanuts.

Makes 4 servings

To cook squash, heat oven to 350 F. Place squash on a cookie sheet and roast for 1 hour or until tender when pierced. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Slice in half. Scoop out seeds. Then use a fork to remove squash from shell. Gently untangle the squash and place in a bowl until ready to use.

I modified this recipe from one in Fitness Magazine. The article where the original appeared said replacing the rice noodles with the spaghetti squash helps to shave 500 calories off of a regular serving.

Author at National Paratriathlon Championship, Austin 2013

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a two time participant of the Boston Marathon.  She was the 2012 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a member of the Team USA Duathlon Team. She will compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

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Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 145 members in 29 states. We also have members in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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