we wanted Chinese food at work today and so I wanted to find what are the best choices to choose from..they are as follows based from this site:
- Go Big on the Veggies
Chinese food really knows how to make the most of vegetables like broccoli, mushrooms, cabbage, bok choy, peppers, bean sprouts, carrots and more. Whatever your entrée, make sure it has lots of veggies! Vegetables add vitamins and phytochemicals to your meal; their fiber helps to fill you up; and they add great flavor and texture to all kinds of dishes.
- Keep Sauces on the Side.
This can be an easy way to quickly cut calories, fat, sodium and sugar from your Chinese food. Request sauces on the side to add as needed, or ask that half the usual amount of sauce be used to prepare your dish.
- Steamed Anything is Your Friend.
When ordering meats, vegetables, appetizers, and even starchy side dishes like rice, choose steamed, broiled, roasted, or lightly stir-fried options over breaded and fried options. Choose a stir-fried Kung Pao Chicken dish over the fried General Tso’s Chicken.
- Go with Whole Grain
Opt for steamed brown rice when available instead of fried rice or lo mein noodles. This simple swap can increase the nutrition and fiber in your meal while helping to keep your blood sugar steady.
What are your thoughts??