Quick And Healthy Chinese Food Recipes

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Eating out can be unhealthy, especially if you eat at Chinese food restaurants too often. Luckily, plenty of healthy Chinese food recipes will satisfy your craving without the unhealthy consequences of eating takeout. You can even learn how to make these recipes at home with your healthy substitutions! These quick and healthy Chinese food recipes are the perfect option to eat something delicious without compromising your health goals.

Beef Lo Mein

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If you’re looking for a quick and simple meal, try making lo mein. This noodle dish is incredibly easy to make, doesn’t take too long to cook (depending on your recipe), and will leave you satisfied without feeling weighed down afterward. Plus, it has tons of flavor! All you need are some stir-fry noodles, some meat or tofu, an assortment of veggies like broccoli or carrots, soy sauce or salt, oil or cooking spray, and voila. Enjoy with family tonight.

Egg Drop Soup

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In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups chicken broth with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer. Crack two eggs into a bowl and beat until combined, then drop eggs into boiling soup by spoonful. Cook for about one minute or until egg whites are set, but yolks are still runny. Add more time as needed. Remove from heat and serve immediately with scallions and rice. This recipe serves four people.

Crunchy Vegetable Salad

This Crunchy Vegetable Salad comes together in about 15 minutes, has a tangy lime dressing, and is a tasty, healthy alternative to traditional Asian takeout. It’s packed with chopped vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, edamame beans, and it’s all topped off with some crunchy sesame seeds for good measure. You can make it as an appetizer or part of your main meal; either way, you won’t be disappointed. 

Slow Cooker Pork with Pineapple Salsa

To prepare this recipe, all you need to do is cut up your meat, pineapple, and onion. Place these ingredients in a slow cooker with 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce. Turn on your crockpot on low for four hours. When it’s done cooking, you can shred your pork with two forks or chop it into smaller pieces if desired. Serve with rice or cauliflower rice topped with salsa. This meal provides 394 calories per serving, 29 grams of protein, 51 grams of carbohydrates, with 10 grams being dietary fiber, 6 grams of total fat.

Stir-Fried Chicken Lettuce Wraps

If you love Chinese food but don’t like all that starch, you will enjoy these delicious chicken lettuce wraps. They take only 30 minutes to make, making them perfect for a weeknight dinner. We recommend serving them with brown rice, although they are delicious enough to stand alone.

Final Tip

We cannot always try out new recipes for dinner or eat fast food all week because we don’t have time to cook. But we can still enjoy our favorite Chinese dishes by making a few simple swaps to cut calories and fat. Learn some healthy recipes for all your favorite dishes, so you can stick to your goals of eating healthy even when you’re ordering takeout. Best of luck!

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