Are Pad Thai noodles healthy?

Chef's answer
Although the ingredients in pad Thai are generally pretty healthy, the calories can still add up fast. Just one cup of a typical pad Thai has about 400 calories and 17 grams of fat, as well as loads of sodium. To balance it out, I always order mine with an extra serving of steamed vegetables to mix in."Feb 24, 2017
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Instructions
  • BRING large pot of water to boil. Add rice noodles
  • Soak the rice noodles until flexible yet solid but not completely cooked, about 5 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles and rinse with cold water.Jul 25, 2018
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