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  • Chinese/Asian Restaurants

    • Whet your appetite with steamed raviolis, chicken teriyaki, wonton soup, chicken or shrimp stir-fry packed with steamed fresh vegetables 
    • Choose dishes with vegetables as a main ingredient, or ask for extra vegetables when ordering. Avoid vegetables in sauces, as these can be as salty and calorie-packed as the meat and noodle dishes.
    • Steer clear of duck, egg foo young, and sauces, as well as meat and noodle dishes.  
    • Healthy choices in Chinese restaurants vary from the fajita-like moo shu shrimp or vegetables, to the staple steamed white rice, to pineapples and lychee nuts as beneficial dessert picks. 
    • Choose brown rice over white rice.
    • Ask for stir-fried or braised meat, seafood or tofu instead of the fried variety. Restaurants may be able to substitute these in your favorite dishes.
    • Learn to use chopsticks: They will help you eat more slowly and avoid excess sauce.

    Chinese foods often contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), so order your meal without it. Another tip to cut the salt: try to go without duck, soy and hoisin sauces, and hot mustard.

    Or, try cooking in. May we suggest