Accredited practising dietitian and exercise physiologist Caitlin Reid from Health & the City shows us that healthy doesn't have to mean boring - try this delicious Beef Phad Thai as part of your 2013 healthy eating plan!


  • 500g beef stir fry strips

  • 180g rice noodles

  • 3 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil

  • 200g small button mushrooms, quartered

  • 230g baby corn, sliced into 3-4 pieces

  • 300g snow peas, trimmed and sliced in half on the diagonal

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce

  • 1 lemon, 1 half juiced, remainder cut into 4 wedges

  • 80g beansprouts, trimmed

  • Coriander leaves, to serve (optional)


  • 1.

    Soak the rice noodles in boiling water for 5-6 minutes until softened.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large wok or frying pan over high heat. Add the mushrooms and stir fry for about 3 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside in a large bowl. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan, add the corn and snow peas and 2 tablespoons of water and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of oil, garlic, beef and the cooked mushrooms and stir- fry for 2 minutes. Add the corn and snow peas.

  • 3.

    Combine the eggs, fish sauce and lemon juice in a bowl. Add mixture to the pan and stir with a spatula until lightly scrambled. Add the noodles, beef and vegetables and beansprouts. Stir-fry briefly to mix everything together then serve garnished with coriander and lemon wedges on the side.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)

  • Energy 225kj
  • Fat Total 8g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 16g
  • Carbohydrate 22g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Sodium 379mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Different vegetable combinations can be used. Small broccoli florets, thin slices of zucchini or asparagus pieces all work well in this dish.

Accredited practising dietitian and exercise physiologist Caitlin Reid (Health & the City) has developed menu plans and weight loss tips tailored to the needs of young women. Designed to appeal, they are not too restrictive, allow for some alcohol so young women can continue socialising, and provide options for eating at home, out at restaurants, and on the go.

For more information on Catitlin Reid and how to achieve a diet that works for you, get to

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