Every once in a while, we all get that craving for take-out Chinese, or Italian, or Indian, or some other ethnic food. The trouble is that these meals aren’t always filled with very many nutrients. Sure, they taste phenomenally, but they can really do a number on your mid-section. That’s why we invite you to skip take-out, and try these healthier alternatives instead!
Hoisin Chicken Lo Mein – When you make your own Chinese food, you don’t have to guess which ingredients have made it into the meal. In this dish, we’ve got chicken cutlets, whole spaghetti and lots of vegetables!
Skillet Sweet and Sour Pork – Lean pork is a great way to get some protein in a tasty flavorful way. Plus, peppers and pineapple add some fruits and vegetables to this dish.
Goat Cheese Pizza with Mushrooms and Tomatoes – There’s no reason why you need to order out for some good old Italian pizza anymore! Just make your own using Trader Joe’s pizza crust and lots of veggies.
Healthy Vegetable Lasagna – Skip the meat in this dish, and you still have a filling Italian lasagna packed with a punch! This meat-free version is filled with tofu and tons of fiber-filled vegetables.
Curried Vegetable Stew – Indian food can definitely be intimidating. That’s why the majority of people grab take-out instead of cooking it themselves. But this stew is cooked in a skillet, and ultra nutritious!
Tandoori Chicken – This full-flavored Indian dish won’t leave you feeling guilty! That’s why it made it onto our list. Packed with spices, and chicken breasts, this meal fills you up without overdoing it.
Black Bean and Corn Burritos – If you’re craving Mexican, chances are it’s a burrito that you’re after. But don’t give in! Just make this fiber-filled dish yourself! It’s so simple!
Easy Chicken Tacos – These tacos are so good, you won’t even need to add the sour cream and cheese. After all, that’s what makes take-out Mexican so fattening!
All-Star Veggie Burger – We’re not kidding! This burger might actually have enough flavor to take on the beef version! Plus, it’s layered with so many vegetables, you’re taste buds will feel fireworks!
Baked Low Fat French Fries – Fry up some potatoes, and what do you get? Most likely, you’ll have some delicious, yet extremely fatty fries. This American side can be so much nutritious, if you just bake the taters instead!