MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Make Your Takeout HealthierWith smart choices and small changes, these tips can help make your favorite Asian-inspired meals work for you.
Look for veggies Pick dishes that highlight veggies, like chicken and broccoli or a vegetable stir-fry. Be mindful of the type and amount of sauce used.
Try steamed foods: Many foods can be steamed rather than fried. Steamed dumplings and rice are lower in saturated fat than the fried versions.
Adjust your order: Most restaurants are happy to accommodate your requests. Ask that your food be cooked with less oil or half the sauce.
Add sauces sparingly: Sodium in soy sauce and calories from added sugars in duck and teriyaki sauces can add up quickly, so be mindful of how much you use.
Use chopsticks: Unless you’re an expert, eating with chopsticks can help you slow down and recognize when you’re full so you don’t overeat.