Eat healthy even at a restaurant with these easy-to-follow strategies from the Hungry Girl, Lisa Lillien.
You don't always have to cook to maintain a healthy diet. Just keep these healthy eating tips and strategies in mind when eating out and you can enjoy your favorite dishes without gaining weight.
Chinese Food Tips
Love fried dumplings and shrimp lo mein? There's a better way to go that will satisfy the same cravings. You don't need to skip the appetizer, either: Just get the dumplings steamed, not fried. And keep the shrimp, but make it steamed shrimp with vegetables and a side of brown rice. The veggies and brown rice bring filling fiber to the table, which is great!
Other great choices: Soup (egg drop, wonton, or hot and sour), moo goo gai pan (which is just chicken with mushrooms), and Buddha's feast (mixed veggies, sometimes with tofu). And go ahead and have that fortune cookie: They're only about 30 calories.