From wonton soup and lettuce wraps and more, skip the take-out and make one of these 40+ healthy Asian-inspired recipes at home for dinner tonight!
Cooking with Asian ingredients is not only good for the waistline but it makes for healthy eating much more interesting! Whether it’s adding ginger root to your chicken stock, stirring in hoisin to your stir-fry or sautéing veggies in sesame oil, cooking Asian food is easier than you think! Save money and calories, ditch the takeout menu and try cooking one of these healthy Asian recipes today!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while or follow me on Instagram, you are likely well aware that I’m mildly obsessed with Asian food. Whether it was my very first bite of dim sum in San Francisco’s Chinatown or large family gatherings at one of Berkeley’s many Thai restaurants, I have been eating authentic Asian food for as long as I can remember.
In fact, my Dad would frequently take my sisters and me out for “Sushi Saturdays” at Tokyo Grill, the same restaurant we now take our toddlers for salmon sashimi and spicy tuna rolls. The best weekends would end with a big Sunday dinner at Mr. Lee’s, a hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant where I learned how to dip the rice paper in hot water to create the perfect bbq pork fresh roll.
Needless to say, I am smitten with the salty, sour, sweet, and spicy flavors that makes Asian food so delicious and well balanced. As a result, if given the choice, I will always choose a steamy bowl of pho or a quick and easy stir-fry over a slice of pizza or a juicy burger any day of the week. The best part? By nature, authentic Asian food is often more nutritionally balanced than traditional American food.
Full of fresh vegetables, fragrant herbs and naturally low-calorie ingredients like soy sauce and rice vinegar, adding a few Asian recipes to your weekly meal plan is not only delicious but a great way to ensure a healthy meal the whole family will love. To get you started, here are 40 Healthy Asian-Inspired Recipes from some of your favorite food bloggers!
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Asian Chopped Kale Salad with Miso Sesame DressingView Recipe
Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice
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A healthy spin on the take-out classic, your entire family will love this chicken cauliflower “fried rice” – with or without the Sriracha!
This Stir-Fry Sichuan Beef recipe is super flavorful. The sauce combines the flavors of soy, ginger, ketchup, hoisin sauce, and chili bean sauce. The vegetables include onions, green bell peppers, and a garnish of scallions, all ingredients that are readily available. The sauce is amazing.
Vegan scallion pancakes require few ingredients but are full-on in flavour. Although they may look tricky to make if you’ve never done it before, the technique is actually very simple – just flatten, roll, coil, flatten and fry.