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What's 'healthy' from the Chinese?

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Purplehonesty Sat 04-Feb-17 20:57:38

Trying to find a healthy ish option from our local chinese.
I had a chicken chop suey with boiled rice tonight but it was quite tasteless.
We only have take away about once a month but I would like it to be tasty and healthy!

eurochick Sat 04-Feb-17 20:58:28

Fish and boiled rice?

Purplehonesty Sat 04-Feb-17 21:23:04

Well they do prawns but what sauce etc is the best option?

tabulahrasa Sat 04-Feb-17 21:25:29

Black bean, oyster...with ginger and spring onion

Basically stuff without batter or sugar.

lastqueenofscotland Sat 04-Feb-17 21:52:28

Stir fried veg and rice?

helensburgh Sat 04-Feb-17 21:53:47

I wouldn't worry. Once a month should be a treat
Life's too short. Enjoy

EssentialHummus Sat 04-Feb-17 21:56:20

Stir-fries pak choi / stir-fried veg. A soup.

RJnomore1 Sat 04-Feb-17 22:00:22

Chicken and pineapple

Or a chicken chow mein

Biggest problem is the salt but if you don't eat much usually it will balance out

PurpleDaisies Sat 04-Feb-17 22:01:36

Take aways aren't supposed to be healthy. I'd just eat a smaller portion of something you actually enjoy.

If you aim to eat well mosy of the time a few treat meals won't be a problem.

ceeveebee Sat 04-Feb-17 22:02:54

Any stir fry shouldn't be too bad, have Chinese veg instead of rice if lo carbing

RedBugMug Sat 04-Feb-17 22:06:05

special fried rice?

BrowsOnFleek Sat 04-Feb-17 22:24:28

A prawn cracker?

Seriously, if you're going to have a take away you may as well treat it as a cheat meal and enjoy it!

Anniehello Sun 05-Feb-17 11:30:20

Rather oily.

finova Sun 05-Feb-17 12:12:27

I have stir fried veg with cashews and boiled rice.
Foo yung sometimes.
Garlic brocolli side dish too.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 05-Feb-17 12:16:00

Tofu and veg with boiled rice

Notjustuser1458393875 Sun 05-Feb-17 12:17:13

The foo yung can't be too bad.

Count2three Sun 05-Feb-17 12:21:13

I think your OP may be an oxymoron, unfortunately 😕

SpongebobRoundPants Sun 05-Feb-17 14:30:01

Vegetables in black bean sauce or mushroom stir fry.

I just order one if these with no rice and because the portions are so big it fills me up!

Purplehonesty Sun 05-Feb-17 19:06:30

Thanks everyone!
It is an occasional treat but I feel really bloated after a curry/chips/chow mein so was wondering what's better for me and still tasty.

Purplehonesty Sun 05-Feb-17 19:07:32

Oh I love the oyster sauce idea will try that next time.

NotCitrus Sun 05-Feb-17 20:05:59

Steamed stuff - dumplings, baked fish, less sweet sauces.
What I do is cook my own brown rice and a pile of Chinese green veg, or even just a £1 bag of stir fry veg from the supermarket, and then balance out the rest of the takeaway (or more often, balance out and extend the leftovers!)

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