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Healthy Chinese Recipes


A collection of healthy Chinese recipes, from soups and sides to main dishes.

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

1. Egg Drop Soup

This simple nourishing soup is perfect for cold weather days. To turn it into a low carb dish, replace the whole eggs with beaten egg white.

2. Vegetable Fried Rice

Cashews, high in protein and containing healthy monounsaturated fats, take the place of meat or poultry in this easy fried rice recipe. Feel free to vary the vegetables according to whatever you have on hand

3. Easiest Green Bean Recipe

In this variation on Chinese Green Beans, the beans are steamed and then tossed in a spicy dressing and garnished with toasted sesame seeds.

4. Stir-fry Baby Bok Choy

Dark green leafy vegetables – such as bok choy – are an excellent nutritional source. This simple stir-fry uses baby bok choy, which has a sweeter flavor and more delicate stems and leaves than adult varieties.

5. Fried Rice With Ham

Using a non-stick frying pan reduces the amount of oil needed in this fried rice dish. Feel free to replace the ham with lean cooked turkey.

6. Chicken and Spinach Soup

This simple, nourishing soup pairs chicken breasts with spinach (another dark green leafy vegetable). Spinach is a rich source of several vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, folic acid (Vitamin B9) and Vitamin K. Feel free to add a dash of chili paste to the soup for extra flavor.

7. Low Carb Beef Curry

Using a salt and sugar substitute and replacing regular peas with snow peas lowers the carbohydrates and calorie count. Snow peas, also called mangetout, contain nutrients that are essential for maintaining bone and cardiovascular health.

8. Easy Chicken Curry

An easy recipe for busy weeknights, with chicken breasts, onion, potatoes and carrots all cooked together in one dish.

9. Tofu With Mushrooms Stir-fry

The indescribable flavor of umami comes through in Chinese dried mushrooms, which are believed to help lower cholesterol.
It’s hard to exaggerate the health benefits of tofu – besides being low in fat and calories, it’s high in calcium, iron and B vitamins.

10. Tofu Recipe With Spinach

Marinated tofu is paired with spinach in a simple stir-fry that is loaded with nutrients. Spinach cooks very quickly so it's best to have all the seasonings measured and on hand near the stove before you start cooking.

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