Simple quick Pad Thai recipe

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By Greg Daines, a English Literature and Media BA hons & Smart Design MA NTU Alumni

We all know how easy it is to let healthy eating slide. You might think that eating well is expensive, requires multiple heavy ingredients to carry to your flat or takes more time than going online and ordering a takeaway. But healthy eating need not be a chore! Cooking for yourself can make you feel better and it’s a fun activity which you can share with friends and flat mates. Take a break from study, put down your computer and add some variety to your day with this easy Pad Thai that you can prepare in under 15 minutes.


• Grab a frying pan with a dash of oil and heat over a medium high heat
• Add prawns and two sliced spring onions and cook until prawns turn pink.
• Next add a squeeze of half a lime. Stir in a handful of beansprouts or thinly sliced peppers with some fresh coriander and some crunchy chopped peanuts.
• Rip open a packet of quick-cook rice noodles and add to the pan. Stir until the noodles soften and relax
• Serve with a scattering of chopped peanuts and a revitalising squeeze of lime.

Nutritional facts:
Limes are rich in vitamin C which help the immune system.
Prawns are 25% protein, low in calories and include amino acids which help the body function.
Peanuts are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals.

Having a healthy diet will help you to stay focused, work better and feel good. It helps you to be on your a game as you work towards your degree.

This post is part of our regular NTU Alumni feature. Over the next few weeks we will be posting guest blogs written by our Alumni Fellows sharing their experiences and tips on their student journey while here at NTU.
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