Have you ever found yourself longing for sesame chicken from your favorite Chinese takeout spot? And once you have your hands on it, wee bet you can’t stop eating it! However too much of everything isn’t exactly healthy, you must strike a balance in order to continue enjoying what you love.
Here are some tips that can help you dine out and enjoy food sensibly.
Look for steamed dishes: food that is steamed is healthier than the one that is fried. Steamed fish or baos are not only good for health they taste scrumptious too. There is no compromise on taste, and you can save yourself from consuming extra calories. Order steamed vegetables to pair your steamed buns with, wholesome and healthy!
Soup is your friend: Soups are a great choice for those who want nourishing meals instead of a highly caloric one. Begin your meal with soups but do make sure the base of the soup is vegetable and not cream. You have many options like sweet corn soup, or vegetable soup. They are great as starters before your main meal, it will fill you up and prevent you from eating in excess. MamaLan’s Noodle Soups are very nutritious, made with meat or chicken and fresh vegetables with great taste. You can have vegan soup too.
Reduce the portion size: If you find the Chinese food hard to resist, you can still have it and enjoy it fully if you watch your portions. Small portion sizes of big meals can make a big difference, it will satisfy your cravings and if paired with rice or steamed vegetables will give you a healthy combo.
Keep the sauces on the side: Chinese sauces are finger licking good. A great way to enjoy the sauces is to be in control of them, you can simply ask the restaurant to serve the sauces separately, this way you can manage the amount of sauce yourself.
Incorporate more vegetables in your meals: vegetables are great if you want to eat healthy, they are full of fiber and they taste delicious. You can order some vegetables on the side or you can simply order dishes that have the most amount of vegetables in them.
MamaLan London has a very reasonable menu, they have a vegan option too which is very healthy and a good option if you want to eat clean. Visit MamaLan on its three different locations across London, MamaLan Brixton, Clapham and Canary Wharf.