Healthy Asian Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout

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By: Chris Freytag, CPT // August 1, 2023

Asian takeout, although tasty, can be full of calories and preservatives that you don’t want in a clean healthy diet. That’s why I’ve rounded up some of the most popular asian takeout foods and created a healthy recipe that will give the takeout version a run for their money!

When you’re committed to clean eating, you don’t have to give up your favorite foods, you just have to make a healthier version!

One thing that’s nice about most asian recipes is that they are typically dairy free and often gluten free so these make a nice option for people with food sensitivities.

Healthy Asian Recipes

Whether you need a quick weeknight meal or want to meal prep lunch for a busy work week. These Healthy asian recipes are sure to hit the spot!

Healthy Orange Chicken (Gluten-Free)

This gluten-free orange chicken recipe is so easy and quick to make, requiring ingredients you probably already have laying around in your kitchen. I used to love the unhealthy American version of Chinese food: deep-fried in batter (which is why gluten-free Chinese food is hard to come by) and slathered in sauce. Now, my body

Healthy Kung Pao Shrimp a bowl with dried red chiles

Healthy Kung Pao Shrimp

This Kung Pao Shrimp recipe is absolutely delicious and super easy to make for a healthy weeknight dinner! Skip the takeout with its extra oils and unhealthy additives and instead make your own Kung Pao shrimp at home. This recipe is ready in just under 30 minutes and you can completely customize it to your

Filled with crunchy veggies, edamame and fresh cilantro, this asian noodle salad is packed with healthy goodness, major flavor and a peanut dressing.

Asian Noodle Edamame Salad with Peanut Dressing

When it comes to eating healthy, we want to make sure what we’re making to nourish our body, still packs major flavor. This Asian Noodle Edamame Salad is the perfect example of that. We loaded this dish with tons of good for you veggies like red pepper, carrots, purple cabbage, edamame and topped it with

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut-Ginger Sauce

These Thai chicken lettuce wraps are sublime. Made with chicken strips marinated in yogurt and spices, plus a creamy, drool-worthy peanut ginger sauce, it’s the perfect crowd-pleasing recipe. Plus, the peanut-ginger dipping sauce goes great with vegetables, pita chips and more so be sure to keep any leftovers.

This healthy chicken stir-fry recipe is the perfect dish that taste like Chinese take-out without the added MSG or preservatives!

Healthy Chicken Stir-Fry

This healthy chicken stir-fry recipe is delicious and super easy to make! Skip the MSG and other additives that you might get if you ordered take-out and instead pick your favorite fresh veggies and make this simple homemade sauce that pleases the whole family. This easy, healthy chicken stir-fry recipe is filling, full of nutrients,

A gluten-free, dairy-free crunchy thai salad with quinoa and chicken in a bowl sprinkled with cashews and edamame

Crunchy Thai Chicken Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing (GF + DF)

This crunchy Thai salad hits so many levels of goodness. It’s loaded with good-for-you ingredients, it tastes so crunchy and fresh, and it’s gluten-free and dairy-free making it super versatile for an array of people. Salad is my go-to lunch choice, so I knew this quinoa salad would hit the spot! We love making this Thai

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