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Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Food & Drink | 0 comments

Best Healthy Thai Food Options

Best Healthy Thai Food Options

Thai food is delicious, the glories of Thai food are based on the attraction of opposites,there are a lot of choices at Thai food

Thai food does have plenty of healthy options available, you can definitely head down a not-so-healthy path if you’ve been ordering fried egg rolls, high-calorie curry dishes and dishes that contain bean thread, an inconspicuous ingredient that is very high in carbohydrates.

However, knowing which things to order can help you keep choices light and healthful.

Salad

Salad is always a prudent choice when attempting to eat healthy at a Thai restaurant. Thai restaurants will offer salads with beans and beans sprouts, poultry and meat, prawns, cabbage and cucumber. These are all great options for keeping your fat and calorie intake low while keeping your satisfaction level high. When choosing a salad dressing, try to stick with oil and vinegar and avoid creamy dressings. Also, remember you can order your dressing on the side so you can control the amount you use.

Healthy Thai Food

Healthy Thai Food

Broth-Based Soups

By choosing a soup made with broth over one that is made with coconut milk, a diner can drastically reduce the amount of fat and calories he is consuming at a Thai restaurant. Hot and sour shrimp soup is a better choice than coconut shrimp soup, according to “Cooking Light Magazine.” Broth-based soups can also serve as a healthy appetizer and those that also contain vegetables fill a person up, which helps him eat less when his meal arrives.

Steamed Rice

Steamed rice can be a great addition to your meal regardless of what you ordered. Many Thai restaurants will provide rice as part of your meal, or you can order it separately to add texture to the ingredients already on your plate. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ½ cup of cooked medium grain rice has no fat, cholesterol or sodium. It does have 22 grams of carbohydrates for energy.

Fresh spring rolls

Spring for spring rolls. If you must have an appetizer, choose spring rolls as a healthy Thai food option over egg rolls. They’re not fried, they’re filled with veggies and they’re much lower in calories.Fresh spring rolls are a healthy Thai food filled with vegetables. They are a much healthier alternative to fried spring rolls, according to the American Heart Association. The filling for fresh spring rolls is steamed, which reduces fat and calorie intake without sacrificing flavor. Dipping them in sweet and sour sauce adds minimal calories and is how they are typically served.

Stir Fry

Stir fry meals are excellent choices when dining at a Thai restaurant because they are cooked in minimal amounts of oil. Order stir-fried noodles with fish, white meat, such as chicken or pork, or a whole lot of vegetables, such as mushrooms, cabbage, broccoli or bean sprouts. Stir fry dishes provide some ingredient variety and will provide you with a well-balanced meal that is full of flavor.

There are many healthy Thai food options available, so choose wisely and you’ll still get to enjoy the spicy, aromatic and exciting dishes that make up Thai cuisine without sacrificing your health.

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