5 Clean Asian Inspired Meals for Takeout

All the flavor--and none of the guilt!

Tips for Navigating the Chinese Take-Out Menu

Put that phone down. Close that ordering app. Instead try these 5 clean Asian-inspired meals for when all you want is takeout.

There’s no question that Asian food takeout is a seriously yummy option when you’re craving a tasty meal. The challenge is that not every option on the menu is supportive of long-term weight loss. From fatty meats in lo mein to fried refined grains in fried rice, some of the most popular meals are just flat out unhealthy. So, what’s a hungry gal to do?

Rejoice! We’re sharing clean Asian-inspired meals that will satisfy your appetite without making you feel deprived. The dishes below include lean meats, whole grains, and non-fried foods so your thighs will be as happy as your taste buds.

1. Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken

This takeout fake-out isn’t fried or processed so you can dig into that fantastic taste you’re craving without a forkful of guilt. Our healthier version is made with natural sweeteners, low-sodium soy sauce, and unsweetened pineapple juice.

2. Better Than Takeout Pad Thai

When you’re digging Thai food, clean Asian-inspired meals like this one are the perfect way to satisfy your appetite. This Pad Thai recipe is made with natural peanut butter, spaghetti squash, light soy sauce, snow peas, carrots, and more.

3. Baked Vegetable Spring Rolls

Crunch into a clean-eating spring roll recipe that includes the flavor your taste buds are hungry for! It’s prepared with phyllo dough, which is baked rather than fried, slashing calories and fat. We’ve also included plenty of veggies, like carrots, bell pepper, string beans, and zucchini.

4. Honey Sriracha Chicken

Spicy Thai dipping sauce makes this a takeout fake-out favorite here at Skinny Ms. This dish combines honey, lime juice, ginger, and more for a can’t-beat Asian-inspired taste. Serve this recipe with quinoa or brown rice.

5. 6-Ingredient Chinese Chicken

This clean-eating dish preps in virtually no-time, making it a go-to recipe on even a busy weeknight. Enjoy this healthy meal over quinoa, brown rice, or brown rice noodles.


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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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