Are you craving some Chinese food, but also want to make sure you are being health conscious? Look no further! Here are some Health Chinese Recipes to make at home!
Here’s how I came up with this list:
Researched what dietitians recommend as the best takeout dishes
Included recipes that I know use simple real ingredients. They may not be specifically paleo or keto or gluten free, but ingredients that have health benefits and good nutrition. Think good protein, immune boosting veggies, and more!
Here are the tasty and healthy recipes, enjoy and stay healthy! Also, there are so many healthy dishes out there, so I couldn’t include them all but let me know in the comments if you feel there is one I totally should definitely add to the list!
Health Chinese Recipes
Are you craving some Chinese food, but also want to make sure you are being health conscious? Look no further! Here are some ideas!
Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry - Marinated cubed chicken stir fry with crunchy broccoli along with the sauce! The chicken provides protein, while the broccoli helps boost your immune system! Broccoli's anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties support heart health. It can also help lower cholesterol, maintain proper blood pressure, and promote cardiovascular health! This Chinese Chicken and Broccoli dish is also a relatively healthy dish compared some of the other Chinese takeout dishes you can order such as General Tso’s Chicken and Sesame Chicken which is loaded with sugar.
Egg Drop Soup is a healthy soup, but tomato egg drop soups are even healthier. Tomatoes are full of nutrients including Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin K1, and Folate (Vitamin B9). It’s great for heart health, cancer prevention, and skin health. Eggs are also very nutritious, not only is it a great source of protein, but it is also very nutrient dense. Eggs are high in Selenium, Phosphorus, Choline, Vitatmin B12, and other antioxidants that keep you healthy! It also raises your good cholesterol! This dish is also low in calories.
Shrimp in Lobster Sauce is a delicious seafood dish that you can order at many Chinese restaurants, and it’s actually very easy to make at home too! Despite its name, shrimp with lobster sauce does not actually contain any lobster. It is made with shrimp, ginger, garlic, peas, and eggs. Compared to other takeout options, it’s low in calories and high in protein!
Dumplings are delicious, and can be a great healthy Chinese food option, but make sure yours is steamed or boiled for best results. If you fry it (basically potstickers) it won't be as healthy due to the oil. Otherwise, dumplings can provide a good source of protein. And the dipping sauce with the addition of garlic is also a healthy addition Our pork dumpling is made with pork, green onions, and napa cabbage.
The amazing thing about this dish is it is insanely easy and it’s also super delicious! Salmon With Green Onions, Garlic, and Soy Sauce is a great way to get some seafood in your diet, and it’s a healthy meal too! Salmon contains vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin B12, and omega fatty acids. And the rest of the ingredients such as garlic, ginger and green onions are also all nutrient dense ingredients.
Moo Goo Gai Pan - Marinated sliced chicken stir fried with mushrooms, snow peas, napa cabbage and water chestnuts in a tasty white sauce. The chicken provides great protein while the rest of the dishes provides all the healthy veggies to keep you healthy and immune boosted!
Pepper steak with onions - Marinated cubed beef, stir fried with tender but crunchy peppers and onions. While the steak provides protein, The peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C. Peppers are also a good source of vitamin A and fiber. And onions are super nutritious and have several health benefits, including improved heart health, better blood sugar regulation, and increased bone density.
Shrimp with asparagus stir fry is an easy and tasty dish to make! It’s also healthy, and you can serve it as an entrée or eat it family style like we do. Shrimp is a lean source of protein. While the amount of calories in shrimp is low, the number of nutrients is high, including vitamin B12, which helps form red blood cells and maintain nervous system function, and selenium, a mineral that helps protect cells from damage. Also, asparagus contains potassium, an important nutrient for keeping your heart, bones, kidneys and nerves healthy! This dish is also low in calories.
This Broccoli Beef Stir Fry is delicious and easy to make! Marinated tender sliced beef stir fried with crunch broccoli and crushed garlic. It's a relatively healthy dish that's low in carbs and high in protein. This one is made with honey and soy - and you get protein from the beef and your healthy veggie, broccoli, all in one dish. Broccoli's anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties support heart health. It can also help lower cholesterol, maintain proper blood pressure, and promote cardiovascular health!
This Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce Stir Fry (魚香茄子) is not only delicious but also easy to make! A great side dish or a vegetarian entrée. Eggplant, the main ingredient of the dish, is low in calories and a great source of several key nutrients, including fiber, manganese, folate, potatssium and more! And the rest of the ingredients such as garlic, ginger and green onions are also all nutrient dense ingredients.
Shrimp with snow peas stir fry - Shrimp is a lean source of protein. While the amount of calories in shrimp is low, the number of nutrients is high, including vitamin B12, which helps form red blood cells and maintain nervous system function, and selenium, a mineral that helps protect cells from damage. Snow peas contain vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber content, and offer various health benefits, including: reduced heart disease risk. improved blood pressure control. This dish is also low in calories.
Chinese cucumber salad is a light veggie dish that is also refreshing. It uses cucumbers which is great for weight loss, and helping relieve dehydration and it also contains many important vitamins and minerals. In addition, the garlicky vinaigrette is not only a tasty addition but also a healthy one too. This dish is also low in calories.
Homemade wontons are so delicious! This recipe will show you how to make the meaty fillings, wrap it up, and how you can make wonton soup. Like dumplings, the wontons should be steamed or boiled and not fried to make it in a healthy fashion. And in wonton soup, the chicken broth also adds good nutrients on top of the protein and veggies that the wontons provide. You can add extra veggies to make it even healthier!
This Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry is a delicious and easy Chinese dish! Marinated chicken stir fried with crunchy asparagus – healthy and delicious, what’s not to love! Chicken providing great protein your body needs, and asparagus contains potassium, an important nutrient for keeping your heart, bones, kidneys and nerves healthy! This dish is also low in calories.
Chinese Chicken Mushroom Soup (香菇雞湯) - this broth is insanely tasty, as the soup is made with one whole chicken, shiitake mushrooms, red dates and more! This is a more traditional recipe but I wanted to add it on here because it is my go to when I'm sick - the whole chicken provides such a healthy broth and the herbs are fantastic for comfort and nutrition.