Cook noodles according to package directions. (or rinse if using ready-to-use Healthy Noodle -- see note in post below.)
Combine ingredients for Pad Thai Sauce. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Heat oil in large pan over medium-high heat.
Add garlic and sliced sweet peppers, and cook until soft, about 3 mintues
Add noodles, bean sprouts, and 1/2 cup of peanuts to pan. If adding cooked protein, add that now as well. Add sauce and stir well. Cook together for just a few minutes, as the sauce thickens and ingredients combine well.
Pour into a large bowl and top with green onions, 1/4 cup of peanuts, cilantro, and lime wedges. (Offer more lime wedges and peanuts for individuals to add)
We usually add chicken or tofu to our pad thai. If you want to add protein (shrimp is also great!) you can cook the protein first, then stir in when you combine all of the ingredients. Pad Thai is also good without protein as a side dish!
*I personally think this is a lot of sugar for the sauce, so I'm working on playing with less sugar or some substitute. My boys LOVE the flavor of the sauce though, so if you're going for taste...keep the sugar! :)