Chinese food appeals to many of us because it is tasty and relatively inexpensive. That's true when the dishes are prepared the traditional Chinese way in Chicago. But some restaurants have modified their food for tastes and as a result, it is not as healthy as the traditional one.
That's why, having all this in mind, if you want to eat healthy at a Chinese restaurant in Chicago, you have to choose wisely.
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Start by choosing a good restaurant in Chicago
When you are in the mood for Chinese food, avoid the typical Chinese restaurant in Chicago where you can eat as much as you want for a fixed price. Chances are you may not want to leave the restaurant until you feel you got your money's worth.
Unfortunately, if you do so, the restaurant will get your money but you will get the calories. Not a win-win situation. Instead, go to a restaurant where the waiter takes your order.
Start with a soup
A smart move when eating at a Chinese restaurant is to order a soup. Two advantages: first, less overall fat in your meal, and second, the soup broth will fill you up. This translates into eating less when the waiter brings the main course.
Choosing the main course
When choosing the main course look for dishes that are abundant in vegetables and have small portions of meat. You can reduce calories by choosing seafood or chicken instead of choosing beef, pork, lamb, or duck.