7 Tips for Eating Healthy at a Chinese Restaurant ...


Eating healthy at a Chinese restaurant can seem like a daunting task, but let me assure you that it can be done!

Although a delicious Chinese meal can be made even healthier at home, when enjoyed in a restaurant it doesn't have to leave you feeling like you're in a "food coma." It's all about ordering correctly when it comes to eating healthy at a Chinese restaurant.

If not, you could easily end up eating a 1,500 calorie meal without even realizing it.

Let me share with you a few ways that you too can get a healthy meal no matter what variety of food you are enjoying!

1. Steamed Rice

Steamed Rice

Fried rice is one of the easiest swaps to make when it comes to eating healthy at a Chinese restaurant.

Although white rice certainly isn't a health food, steamed white rice is better than fried white rice any day.

Steamed rice will be void of unhealthy fats when compared to fried rice and it will also fill you up and provide temporary satisfaction.

Even better, ask your server if they offer brown rice instead!

2. Double Veggies

Double Veggies

What's better than brown rice?

Double veggies, please!

Vegetables are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants all of which will keep you full for many hours following your meal.

Ask for your veggies steamed instead of coated in sauce or oil and you will feel even better at the end of your Chinese experience!

3. Share


It's no secret that nearly all restaurant meals provide enough food for at least two people and a Chinese restaurant is no exception.

One of the best ways to split a meal and still feel satiated is for both of you to order a salad with a vinegar based dressing to start the meal - yet another way to squeeze in some extra veggies!

If you don't have anyone there to split a meal with you, simply ask your server to box up half of your meal before it even comes to the table.

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