Yesterday on makeyourbestself.com, a self help website I contribute to, I discussed my feelings on carbs and why I believe that even simple carbs can be part of a healthy diet. The key point I stress is balance. You can read the article here. Today’s recipe is another great balanced recipe with ample plant based protein, healthy fat, and of course, carbs. This cool peanut penne would be an awesome dish to bring as a side dish to summer parties and makes a delicious vegan option as well. I used the same peanut sauce as the one featured in my spicy peanut zoodles recipe. If you would prefer to use a zoodle (zucchini noodle) instead of pasta, that recipe is perfect.