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Choose healthier Chinese food

(HealthDay News) -- Some Chinese dishes are full of fat and salt, but others may be just as delicious and much healthier.

Consider these examples of healthier and not-so-healthy Chinese fare:

  • Skip fried wontons, and opt for wonton soup or hot-and-sour soup.
  • Instead of fried egg rolls, opt for steamed spring rolls.
  • Skip the Peking duck and fried rice, and instead order chicken, scallops or shrimp with vegetables, tofu or a whole steamed fish.
  • Skip the fried dim sum in favor of steamed dumplings.
  • Avoid dishes that are breaded and deep-fried in favor of steamed and simmered dishes.

Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle

 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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First published: 07/19/2013
Last updated: 07/19/2013