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January 21, 2013 12:02 PM
Eating out in Chinatown for my daughter's birthday on Sat.

Low-calorie recommendations please!
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January 21, 2013 12:06 PM
Steamed food is your best friend :)

I normally get steamed chicken and broccoli (or mixed veggies) with the sauce on the side. If you really want to cut calories and carbs, hold off on the rice.
  5614476
January 21, 2013 12:24 PM
Dim sum
January 21, 2013 12:27 PM
Def go for the veggies! You'll get a ton of sodium, so drink water and then water the next day like crazy! Chinese is one of my favorites!
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January 21, 2013 12:27 PM
QUOTE:

Steamed food is your best friend :)

I normally get steamed chicken and broccoli (or mixed veggies) with the sauce on the side. If you really want to cut calories and carbs, hold off on the rice.

I was literally going to say this exactly. It's what I order every time (and did before I even began trying to lose weight, but still). They drench the food in sauce way too heavily if you leave it up to them. I do eat the rice though tongue
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January 21, 2013 12:30 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Steamed food is your best friend :)

I normally get steamed chicken and broccoli (or mixed veggies) with the sauce on the side. If you really want to cut calories and carbs, hold off on the rice.

I was literally going to say this exactly. It's what I order every time (and did before I even began trying to lose weight, but still). They drench the food in sauce way too heavily if you leave it up to them. I do eat the rice though tongue


Well...you know what they say about great minds :)

I do love General Tsao...more then the chicken and broccoli but that's definitely not healthy...at all lol.
  5614476
January 21, 2013 12:38 PM
Some places do plain steamed salmon which is tasty :)

Myself I wouldn't be able to resist my favorites which sadly aren't very healthy but I'd go for a little bit of what I like, just keep portion control in mind and get in some exercise in the morning. Enjoy your daughters birthday :)
January 21, 2013 1:13 PM
If you like spicy, Hunan Chicken isn't over the top when it comes to calories and fat. A two cup serving is 368 calories and 12 grams of fat. Where we order from it is chicken, green peppers, broccoli, carrots and water chestnuts in a dark spicy sauce.
January 21, 2013 1:30 PM
Thanks so much everyone, I was dreading it a bit but it's good to know there are some relatively sensible choices I can make!
  35617737
January 21, 2013 1:38 PM
We don't ever eat Chinese takeout anymore, but when I did, this was my fav. Here's a recipe for it. I like the white sauce version,
but there are recipes for the brown sauce version too.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/moo-goo-gai-pan-ii/
January 21, 2013 1:40 PM
QUOTE:

Eating out in Chinatown for my daughter's birthday on Sat.

Low-calorie recommendations please!


Since it seems you don't want to enjoy yourself for a special occasion, just drink green tea, no to low cals and metabolism boost
January 21, 2013 1:47 PM
I alway have special chow main (not sure how you spell it). We have Chinese takeaway once a week and this seems to work for me.
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January 21, 2013 1:48 PM
I always go for Nut Ting Gree Sea.....

or failing that, stewed vegwink
January 21, 2013 5:01 PM
add another fan of steamed chicken and veggies with the sauce on the side. when i get chinese food, i get wonton soup (only two wontons - give the rest to my husband), chicken and broccoli with the sauce on the side, brown rice, and my fortune cookie :) a good way to really really keep the sauce consumption low is to dip your chopsticks into the sauce, then pick up the chicken/veg. i either do that or mix it all together on a plate - brown rice, chicken, broccoli, and about a tablespoon of sauce.
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