9 Quick and Easy Chinese Recipe Ideas That Are Low in Calories

Chinese food is a staple in most American homes. The average person will eat Chinese food three times this year. 

However, many people are unaware that there are healthy options for cutting calories and keeping their waistline trim! 

Here we have compiled 9 low-calorie Chinese recipes you can find on the blog.

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe:

This recipe is made with fresh ingredients and pared down to only 250 calories.

 Make it as a meal, or serve it as an appetizer at your next gathering!

Sweet and Sour Shrimp:

If you love the sweet and sour sauce that comes on Chinese takeout but do not want all of those empty calories, this one is for you. Lightly breaded shrimp are fried up in delicious sauce without the guilt!

Mongolian Beef:

Throw out those calorie-laden takeout menus because we have found a much healthier alternative than Kung Pao chicken that still tastes just as good (if not better!). You can prepare Mongolian beef right from home – following our easy instructions – and it will taste just as delicious.

Sesame Chicken:

This recipe is one of the most popular dishes on our blog, but it doesn’t have to be because you are trying to lose weight! 

The sweet sauce coats crispy chicken with a flavorful glaze without all those extra calories. Don’t let its heaviness fool you; this dish only has 265 calories per serving!

Shrimp Lo Mein:

Skip takeout and save money by making lo mein at home – we promise that your wallet won’t mind either. 

We even included instructions on making homemade noodles if you want an Authentic Chinese Dishes experience in your kitchen! 

And don’t worry about sacrificing flavor or quality – this dish tastes even better than your favorite Chinese takeout joint!

Beef and Broccoli:

This classic dish is a welcome addition to any diet. Full of flavor, protein, and nutrients, this beef & broccoli recipe will leave you satisfied without all the empty calories that come with takeout.

Cantonese Chow Mein:

While many people use chopsticks when they eat Cantonese chow mein, we recommend using tongs instead for the lighter fare! 

The fresh veggies are crunchy, while the noodles are rich in fiber – perfect for filling up on fewer calories.

Steamed Dumplings (Vegan):

These vegan dumplings make an excellent appetizer or dinner side paired with some steamed vegetables. 

Packed with flavor and spice, they are low in calories but full of rich Chinese flavors.

Chinese Green Beans:

These green beans taste just like the ones you would get at your favorite takeout place! 

This recipe is sure to become one you return to again and again for its simple ingredients and complex tastes.

What’s Next?

These recipes use small amounts of oil or butter for pan-frying, so these dishes can be baked instead if preferred (replace any items where should use oil).

You can also substitute healthier options such as coconut aminos instead of soy sauce when cooking Asian dishes. Most importantly, though – enjoy eating them!

This post was created by Stephanie, the author of The Balanced Berry, a healthy lifestyle blog dedicated to helping women live happier lives by sharing easy recipes and meal planning ideas that are delicious and nutritious.

Trainer Tip:

You can swap in coconut oil when cooking Asian dishes instead of using butter or oil for healthier options!

-Coconut Chicken Stir Fry Recipe with Rice Noodles & Vegetables -Kung Pao Tofu Lettuce Wraps

-Spicy Korean Bibimbap Bowls with Sesame Cucumber Ribbons

Slow Cooker Lemongrass Coconut Thai Curry Soup with Chickpeas & Potatoes Serving Size: 

xxx Calories per serving: xx fat/oil/butter, xxx grams protein, xx carbohydrates

-Shrimp Lo Mein Recipe with Homemade Noodles -Mongolian Beef Recipe 

Calories per serving: xx fat/oil/butter, xxx grams protein, xx carbohydrates

Trainer Tip: 

You could make this dish with chicken instead if you prefer.

 These recipes use small amounts of oil or butter for pan-frying, so these dishes can be baked instead if desired (replace any items where should use oil).

You can also substitute healthier options such as coconut aminos instead of soy sauce when cooking Asian dishes. 

Most importantly, though – enjoy eating them!

This post was created by Stephanie, the author of The Balanced Berry, a healthy lifestyle blog dedicated to helping women live happier lives by sharing easy recipes and meal planning ideas that are delicious and nutritious.

-Cantonese Chow Mein Recipe with Homemade Noodles -Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

Calories per serving: xx fat/oil/butter, xxx grams protein, xx carbohydrates.

If you enjoyed this post, then head over to Stephanie’s blog for more great content! Also, don’t forget to share these Fantastic Chinese dishes with your friends on social media too, so that they can enjoy some low-calorie food as well!

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