The Healthier Way to Eat Chinese Takeout
No need to give in and call up your favorite Chinese joint if you’re craving takeout; these Chinese takeout recipes are just as satisfying| without busting your diet. From low-calorie kung pao to tempeh stir-fry| read on for 10 healthy Chinese takeout recipes you’re craving!
| Chicken Lo Mein
Load up on veggies with this chicken lo mein; doing all the peeling and chopping earlier in the week will save time on busy weeknights. For an even healthier dish| replace the angel hair pasta with shirataki noodles or spaghetti squash.
| No-Fry Stir-Fry
The flavors of the vegetables stay fresh in this no-fry stir-fry in citrus sauce since the whole dish is baked instead of stir-fried.
| Ginger Beef and Kelp Noodles
Go low-carb| gluten-free| and low-calorie with this homemade “”takeout”” recipe for ginger beef and kelp noodle stir-fry.
| Seared Bok Choy
A simple sear and a drizzle of sauce make plain old bok choy into something irresistible.
| Cabbage Stir-Fry
Substituting cabbage for noodles in this veggie stir-fry cuts carbs and calories.
| Paleo Fried Rice
Fried rice isn’t exactly a healthy option| but when you turn the carby meal into a Paleo-friendly cauliflower fried rice| you can have the comforting flavors of a favorite takeout dish without the calories.
| Chicken Stir-Fry
A quick| veggie-filled chicken stir-fry is an easy way to get your daily dose of produce. Serve this one on a bed of brown rice or cauliflower rice for extra nutrients.
| Steamed Fish
Make a traditional Chinese steamed fish for a low-calorie| high-protein dinner.
| Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Homemade spicy chicken lettuce wraps are a healthier option than ordering the P.F. Chang’s classic.
| Chinese Chicken Salad
At just over 230 calories| this lightened-up Chinese chicken salad is a much healthier alternative to traditional restaurant offerings.