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Healthy Chinese Recipes That Taste Better Than Takeout

  • 80 Twenty Nutrition

    Low-Carb Cauliflower "Fried Rice" with Spicy Shrimp

    This low-carb Cauliflower Fried Rice with Spicy Shrimp lets you dig into a bowl of "fried rice" without thinking much about portion sizes. With less than 200 calories per serving, this recipe swaps out rice for cauliflower. You can fill your plate with zero guilt, and it's totally delicious.

  • My Menu Pal

    Cashew Chicken

    This Healthy Cashew Chicken uses reduced-sodium versions of familiar Asian sauces for the same great flavor and spice that's way better for you than any takeout version.

  • Lone Star Nutrition

    Beef Lettuce Wraps with Asian Dressing

    These Beef and Pineapple Lettuce Wraps are packed with flavor and crunch, thanks to fresh vegetables, juicy fruit, and lean meat. Filled with fiber and protein, these delicious wraps are both simple to make and filling. This recipe works well with any protein—try it with chicken or tofu.

  • Dishing Out Health

    Orange Basil Chicken with Coconut Rice

    This Orange Basil Chicken with Coconut Rice is healthier than takeout thanks to sautéed chicken rather than breaded and fried. The glaze is also made lighter with fresh orange juice and a marmalade that's lower in sugar. Plus, the whole dish comes together in just 30 minutes.

  • Abbey's Kitchen

    Crispy Tofu with Sweet-and-Sour Orange Sauce

    This Vegan Crispy Tofu with Sweet-and-Sour Orange Sauce features tofu (a smart low-fat, high-protein choice) coated in panko breadcrumbs, which is then baked until it's super crispy and served with a tangy sweet-and-sour glaze. It's delicious with brown rice and extra stir-fried veggies.

  • Erin Dishes Nutrition

    Turkey and Cabbage Sprout Stir-Fry

    By replacing ground pork with lean ground turkey in this Turkey and Cabbage Sprout Stir-Fry, you cut back on saturated fat by as much as 50 percent. Cabbage sprouts add fiber and may help prevent certain types of cancer.

  • 80 Twenty Nutrition

    Mushroom Egg Drop Ramen

    This Mushroom Egg Drop Ramen takes traditional Chinese comfort food and bumps up the flavor and nutrition by loading it with mushrooms, greens, and brown rice vermicelli.

  • 80 Twenty Nutrition

    Turkey Lettuce Wraps

    These Scrumptious Turkey Lettuce Wraps are so easy and taste better than any lettuce wrap appetizer you've had in restaurants. Those restaurant versions are usually heavy on oil and skimpy on vegetables, anyway. These are low-carb, gluten-free, and packed with protein.


Christy Brissette, RD

Christy Brissette is one of North America’s top dietitians and a leading nutrition and food communications expert. She is the President of 80 Twenty Nutrition, a nutrition and food media company and private practice. Her mission? To end food confusion and dieting once and for all.  More →

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