Here are the 10 healthiest Chinese takeout options, along with tips to choose healthier entrées, side items, and sauces. Egg foo young . Steamed dumplings. Hot and sour soup or egg drop soup. Moo goo gai pan. Beef and broccoli. Chop suey. Chicken and broccoli. Baked salmon.
“When ordering Chinese , focus on dishes packed full of lean proteins and vegetables with limited rice and noodles,” advises Palinski-Wade, who suggests ordering steamed chicken and broccoli with the sauce on the side.
Upswing: Chinese Food When you dig into a plate of sesame beef or sweet and sour chicken, it isn’t just the white rice that can cause a problem. High -fat foods can make your blood sugar stay up for longer. The same is true for pizza, french fries, and other goodies that have a lot of carbs and fat.
APPLEBEE’S. While Applebee’s has a “lighter fare” menu, its choices are high-carb. The best choices are plain steaks, ribs with no sauce, and shrimp skewers, with steamed or grilled veggies. If salad sounds good , order plain chicken caesar, house Thai shrimp, or house salad.
Low carb Chinese food recipes Mandarin Tea Eggs * Hot and Sour Soup* Bok choy with shiitake (vegetarian/vegan)* Ma Po Tofu (vegetarian/vegan)* Nanjing Salted Duck . Cantonese Poached Chicken with Ginger Scallion Oil. Stir-fried beef with broccoli and black pepper*
Worst: General Tso’s Chicken The breaded, fried chicken is smothered in a sugary sauce. One order clocks in at around 1,500 calories and 88 grams of fat, and it delivers more sodium than you should get in a day. Other fried dishes to watch out for: sesame, orange, and sweet and sour chicken.
Pizza may actually be a good choice for people with type 2 diabetes ; just be sure to order the thin-crust type and top it with vegetables rather than high-fat meats and extra cheese. It’s also a good idea to watch portion sizes.
At Mexican and Spanish restaurants: Fish tacos Tacos can be diabetes -friendly—so long as you pick the proper shell. “Corn tortillas are much smaller than flour tortillas, so they’re lower in carbs, explains Zanini. “Order two grilled fish tacos on corn tortillas with a side of guacamole.
Protein foods that are also high in fat are not healthful for many people with diabetes as they can lead to weight gain and high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides — a kind of fat — in the body. Proteins to avoid or limit include: red meat, such as beef, pork, and lamb. breaded, fried, and high-sodium meats.
If your blood sugar level is too high , you may experience: Increased thirst. Frequent urination. Fatigue. Nausea and vomiting. Shortness of breath. Stomach pain. Fruity breath odor. A very dry mouth.
A blood sugar level less than 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L) is normal . A reading between 140 and 199 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L and 11.0 mmol/L) indicates prediabetes. A reading of 200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L) or higher after two hours suggests diabetes .
Here are seven foods that Powers says can help keep your blood sugar in check and make you happy and healthy to boot. Raw, Cooked, or Roasted Vegetables. These add color, flavor, and texture to a meal. Greens. Flavorful, Low-calorie Drinks. Melon or Berries. Whole-grain, Higher -fiber Foods. A Little Fat. Protein.
Fried Chicken Restaurants In general, poultry is a smart choice while following a diabetes -friendly diet—except when it’s breaded or dipped in flour and fried. This version adds not just carbs but saturated fat and calories as well to menu items at restaurants like KFC ( Kentucky Fried Chicken ) and Popeyes.
If you have diabetes , you can still enjoy pasta —just be sure to keep an eye on your portions and go for whole wheat, which will increase your fiber, vitamins, minerals and reduce any resulting blood sugar spike (when compared to white pasta ).
Best Fast Food Choices for Diabetes at the Biggest Fast-Food Restaurants McDonalds: Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad. Starbucks: Chicken, Quinoa, and Protein Bowl with Black Beans and Greens. Subway: Veggie Delite Salad with cheese, vegetables, guacamole, and Subway vinaigrette. Burger King : Veggie Burger.