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Make your takeout healthier

posted Apr 17, 2018, 6:46 AM by Linda Hopey


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.

 

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Try steamed foods

Many foods can be steamed rather than fried. Steamed dumplings and rice are lower in saturated fat than the fried versions.

 

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Adjust your order

Most restaurants are happy to accommodate your requests. Ask that your food be cooked with less oil or half the sauce.

 

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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.

 

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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.
 

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