Healthy Chinese Food Options
Going out for Chinese food? You don't have to know how to eat with chopsticks to know how to eat smart. Whether you decide on Szechuan, Cantonese, or Hunan style, there are ways to translate your meal into something healthy.
You'll find lots of fried foods on many Chinese menus, along with plenty of meat recipes and dishes made with eggs. Chinese food can be high in sodium, too. Fortunately, there are healthier options.
Here's some food for thought before you choose:
A little of this, a little of that
You don't have to eat till you’ve had too much, either. Chinese menus often have a lot to offer, and in large portions. So why not divvy it up? Order a variety of entrées with your companions—then you can try a little of everything. Oh yes, and you'll probably want to ask the cook to leave out the soy sauce, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and salt.