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Healthy Chinese Food is Possible

Is it possible to have healthy Chinese food? Just because you see a couple broccoli bits in that dish does not mean it’s healthy. In fact, Chinese takeout is among the worst offenders of the healthy eating guidelines; saturated fat and salt are through the roof with some dishes.

Case in point: an order of General Tso’s Chicken can set you back 1,600 calories, 3150 mg sodium (exceeds 2100 mg per day limit) and 59 grams of fat (11 grams saturated – heart clogging kind – about a day’s worth).

But don’t fret just yet, maybe you can have your fortune cookie and eat it too. Watch this video to learn how you can have healthy Chinese takeout.

Try some of these healthier Asian dishes at home:

Asian Chopped Salad

Sesame Peanut Noodles

Pork Stir-Fry with Garlic Broccoli

Oriental Grilled Turkey Tenderloin

Kung Pao Chicken

Teriyaki Tofu

March 7th, 2010

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