Lightened-Up Pad Thai

Photo: Aran Goyoaga

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The Noodle-Free Stir-Fry
We know zucchini can stand in for spaghetti, but we were surprised to learn that shredded cabbage can work in certain dishes, too. In this smart recipe, half a head of green cabbage is the substitute for rice noodles that form the basis of a healthier pad Thai. Not only does the vegetable add fiber to the finished dish, there's no need to boil it in a separate pot. You still get that signature salty-sweet flavor, plus there's a thinly sliced bell pepper, upping the dish's health factor even more.

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