The Healthier Way to Eat Chinese Takeout

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No need to give in and call up your favorite Chinese joint if you're craving takeout; these Chinese takeout recipes are just as satisfying, without busting your diet. From low-calorie kung pao to tempeh stir-fry, read on for 10 healthy Chinese takeout recipes you're craving!

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Chicken Lo Mein
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Chicken Lo Mein

Load up on veggies with this chicken lo mein; doing all the peeling and chopping earlier in the week will save time on busy weeknights. For an even healthier dish, replace the angel hair pasta with shirataki noodles or spaghetti squash.

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No-Fry Stir-Fry
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No-Fry Stir-Fry

The flavors of the vegetables stay fresh in this no-fry stir-fry in citrus sauce since the whole dish is baked instead of stir-fried.

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Ginger Beef and Kelp Noodles
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Ginger Beef and Kelp Noodles

Go low-carb, gluten-free, and low-calorie with this homemade "takeout" recipe for ginger beef and kelp noodle stir-fry.

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Seared Bok Choy
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Seared Bok Choy

A simple sear and a drizzle of sauce make plain old bok choy into something irresistible.

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Cabbage Stir-Fry
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Cabbage Stir-Fry

Substituting cabbage for noodles in this veggie stir-fry cuts carbs and calories.

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Paleo Fried Rice
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Paleo Fried Rice

Fried rice isn't exactly a healthy option, but when you turn the carby meal into a Paleo-friendly cauliflower fried rice, you can have the comforting flavors of a favorite takeout dish without the calories.

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Steamed Fish
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Steamed Fish

Make a traditional Chinese steamed fish for a low-calorie, high-protein dinner.

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Homemade spicy chicken lettuce wraps are a healthier option than ordering the P.F. Chang's classic.

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Chinese Chicken Salad
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Chinese Chicken Salad

At just over 230 calories, this lightened-up Chinese chicken salad is a much healthier alternative to traditional restaurant offerings.