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Healthier take aways

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KenAdams · 04/09/2020 10:37

If you order healthier take aways can you tell me what you get please?

Usually I fully indulge but I'd like to keep it a bit healthier today. I just don't know what type of cuisine/dish is best?

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ItsAHardKn0ckLife1 · 04/09/2020 10:40

I usually opt for a chicken kebab with salad and chilli sauce. I plan to have one tonight 😁

Teacaketotty · 04/09/2020 10:41

I always get a chicken tikka wrap with salad, cheese and garlic sauce (stealing a few chips from DH!) I never feel guilty after and I have one pretty much every weekend - managed to loose 5 stone while doing it so can’t be that bad!

Also chicken in black bean sauce isn’t terrible if your getting a Chinese sometimes!

BarbaraofSeville · 04/09/2020 10:47

Fish and chips are surprisingly good, especially if you add something like mushy peas as there's a lot less salt and additives than something like pizza or kebab meat.

Or something like chicken kebab with salad and less of the pitta and chips.

But it depends what else you have available. In some places you can only choose from fatty, carby salty food like pizza, kebabs, burgers etc, other places have better choices that involve lots of lean meat, salad, sushi etc, which is obviously better for you, just like you'd do at home - lean meat or fish, pulses, vegetables and salad are better for you than chips, lots of bread or fatty meat and anything processed, so it's the same when choosing a takeaway.

If you're getting Indian, get chicken tikka with no sauce and a curry with pulses and vegetables rather than more fatty sauces with meat and anything deep fried.

Chinese, avoid chips, battered and sweet and sour and go for anything with prawns or chicken and some plain rice.

But whatever you order, don't eat a whole portion. Most takeaways like a large pizza, curry, rice and naan etc are very large and in reality are enough food for two people not one.

So the easiest way to cut it down to a sensible amount of calories is to either save half for lunch the next day or share between more people. If you're honest, you're full before you've finished it, but many people plough on, either because it doesn't occur to them not to, or they see eating until they are stuffed as part of the treat.

iklboo · 04/09/2020 10:48

Chinese - chicken in oyster sauce, boiled rice
Indian - chicken tikka pieces & salad
Our chippy does steamed cod (no batter) with rice & peas

KenAdams · 04/09/2020 11:39

Thank you. A lot of what we have around here is the fatty deep fried stuff but they do tend to do dishes such as chicken in black bean so I could order those.

We do have some sushi places too but we're not in central London or anything where there's lots and lots of choice.

I'm now thinking I might go to Nando's...

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Twilightstarbright · 04/09/2020 11:47

When I did WW I found nandos good- I'd get a skinless chicken breast with veg sides.

Don't eat all the portion, split it and add your own veg or salad.

For Indian I would do chicken tikka pieces, a third to half or a lentil or chickpea curry and no rice or bread.

vapeinafleshlight · 04/09/2020 12:33

Chinese - king prawn chow mein
Indian - tandoori mixed grill no sauce
Kebab - chicken pitta with salad and chilli sauce
Chippy - fish and mushy peas (only eat half the batter) handful of chips

KenAdams · 04/09/2020 13:21

I'm so hungry now. Tandoori chicken is a great idea.

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