Who says eating healthy food has to be boring and monotonous? Well, it does not have to be a pale, tasteless experience at all.
With technology, it is becoming easier to travel the world without even moving.
So you can now appreciate foods, arts, cultures, languages, and music from other places without even actually traveling to those places.
The culinary world has been blessed with a lot of dishes and recipes from Chinese cuisine.
Not only do they have classic dishes, but they also have unique dishes that you could add to your diet plan if you are planning a healthy diet plan.
There are so many delicious, flavorful, classic, and simple dishes that you could pick from to spice up your healthy diet timetable.
This means healthy eating can become a fun and adventurous experience for you.
Let us explore some of the dishes that you could try out, trust me; you will find one or two or even more dishes here that will be helpful for your specific diet plan.
So, sit tight as we go on this exciting adventure through the world of healthy Chinese dishes.
1. Paleo Sweet and Sour Chicken
There is always a healthy chicken recipe, and this one is one of those. This delicious recipe has a sweet and sour taste, and it is amazingly crispy.
However, there is a balance between the sweet and sour taste, and the chicken meat is very tender, making it a delight while chewing.
The sweet taste of the dish is gotten from the pineapple juice and dates, which are part of the ingredients, so you do not have to worry about added extra sugars. The chicken is coated with arrowroots powder and eggs, and these give it nice crispiness.
You can Sautee your onions and peppers to give them a crunchy tasting texture. This delicious recipe only requires 25 minutes of your time, and your meal will be ready. You can check out this recipe for more instructions.
2. Avocado Eggrolls
When it comes to food, there is no limit to what you can do with different ingredients. So if you love avocado and are looking for another creative way to feature it in your diet, this is an excellent opportunity.
This recipe contains chunks of fresh avocado, cilantro, red onions, and sun-dried tomatoes. These are deep-fried in crisp Chinese wrappers, and they can be served as appetizers.
The combination of these ingredients makes this recipe very tasty.
You can do without the tomatoes and onions and use only the avocado if you want to keep it simple. But I promise you that the sun-dried tomatoes, onions, and cilantro add more flavor and taste to this recipe.
You can serve these rolls with any dipping sauce of your choice.
Here is a recipe for these delicious avocado eggrolls and a special dipping sauce. This recipe is easy to follow, and you can make your rolls in less than twenty minutes.
3. Cream Cheese Wontons
These wontons are filled with cheese, and they are crispy and delicious. Apart from the cheese, you also have other flavorful ingredients like paprika, garlic pepper, and lemon.
They are fried to perfection and can be used as side dishes for many recipes.
You can switch these ingredients and use any kind of meat or seafood. You can also bake them in the oven or use an air-fryer if you are hoping to reduce the amount of oil you use.
These flavorful wontons can be served with sauces like Chinese mustard, Teriyaki sauce, and sweet and sour sauce. Here is a recipe that you could refer to for more directions.
4. Chicken Lettuce Wraps
This is a perfect recipe to balance the amount of meat you eat with vegetables. You get to enjoy the crunchy texture from the fresh lettuce, and the chicken is super juicy and tender.
This recipe is also delicious and flavorful, and you can make it in twenty minutes.
This recipe is easy-peasy and does not require a lot of energy or ingredients. And one amazing thing is that you can use this as an appetizer or the main meal.
Once you discover how easy it is to make this healthy meal, you will have no regrets. Here is a recipe to guide you in preparing this crunchy, flavorful meal.
5. Cauliflower Fried Rice
Cauliflower fried rice is a healthy, quick, and easy-to-make recipe that you should have in your diet.
We all know that there are those times when you want to eat a warm meal, but you do not want to spend the whole time in the kitchen. Well, this recipe requires less than twenty minutes.
The few ingredients you will need include riced cauliflower, eggs, veggies, avocado oil, and seasonings. You can use both fresh and frozen ingredients depending on what you prefer.
This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free. Here is a recipe that could give you more information and instructions.
6. Shrimp Fried Rice
If you love seafood, this is one healthy food option that you must have in your diet plan. This rice is flavorful, tasty, and takes you just about twenty minutes to prepare.
Most people use leftover rice for this recipe, but you can still use freshly cooked rice if you do not have leftover rice.
Be sure to use fresh shrimps to get the best result, and other ingredients include carrots, onions, peas, and green onions. In addition, you can use soy sauce and turmeric to give it natural color and add more flavor to the dish.
This dish will serve as a warm dish for any time of the week.
Here is a recipe that you look up if you are interested in this mouthwatering healthy dish.
7. Broccoli Beef
This is one way of eating meat without feeling guilty, and you can balance the meat intake with a good amount of broccoli to accompany it.
This combination is incredible, especially if you want to eat a light, healthy meal.
This recipe is quick, cheap, and healthy, and it is delicious. It is a perfect dish to prepare after a hectic day at work, and you want a quick healthy homemade meal.
It would be nice to use fresh broccoli to get the best results—checkout out this blog for a complete recipe for this dish.
8. Green Beans With Ground Turkey Rice
The chances are that you have eaten chicken a thousand times, but you are yet to try out turkey meat.
Well, I have to tell you that if you have never tried out this delicious meat, then you are missing out a lot.
This recipe could be a way for you to add turkey to your healthy diet.
The meat is tender and soft, and the combination with green beans is just unique. this combination might be an excellent way to convince your kids to eat their greens without setting the greens aside.
It’s a flavorful dish that you can prepare for supper on any day of the week. It takes you about 25 minutes to put this dish together, so you won’t have to waste a lot of time. Here is a recipe that you could refer to for more instructions.
9. Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Rolls happen to be one of those food items that we certainly need in our diet. They are perfect for snacks, appetizers, and desserts.
These rolls are stuffed with friendly vegetables and herbs like sesame seeds, cucumbers, carrots, arugula, cilantro, fresh mint, and jalapenos.
These vegetables and herbs are wrapped in transparent rice paper wrappers. These rolls are spicy, creamy, fresh, and crunchy.
And the fantastic thing is that you do not have to crank your oven to make these fantastic rolls; they do not need any heat source.
It is an excellent snack or appetizer to serve over a bottle of wine, especially if you have friends visiting.
The spicy peanut dipping sauce is made with roasted peanut, coconut milk, lime juice, agave nectar, garlic cloves, and red pepper flakes.
Here is a recipe for this fantastic dish.
10. Beef with Snow Peas
This is a powerful, healthy combination dish that you might do well to add to your diet. The meat, snow peas, and mushrooms well go so lovely together.
The meat is tenderly sliced and is tender; the peas and mushrooms are stir-fried with the meat.
It is flavorful and appetizing, and this might be one of those quick healthy meals that will prevent you from ordering junk food from restaurants.
The mushroom is tender, the peas are crisp, and the meat is thinly sliced and tender.
It is a beautiful way to balance the vegetables and the meat intake. If you have busy days and are looking for a quick supper fix, this dish will save you time.
You can top this plate of beef, mushrooms, and peas with homemade Asian sauce. This recipe provides instructions on how to prepare this dish and also the dipping sauce.
11. Chicken Lo Mein
There is no way we will compile this list without featuring noodles in any of the recipes. This recipe comprises chicken Lo Mein, egg noodles, bell peppers, carrots, bean sprouts, and chicken.
It is a thick meal, and it serves as the best option for those nights when you want a thick heavy meal. You can also try out this recipe with shrimp, beef, or simply use vegetables.
This is a simple meal that is not flashy or complicated, and you can have it ready in less than 30 minutes
12. Peanut Broccoli Stir-Fry
Those who have not had the opportunity to try different exciting vegetable recipes are the ones who insist that eating veggies is boring.
I mean, there are so many exciting ways of combining and cooking your veggies to make them delicious.
Broccoli peanut with pepper stir-fry is one of those exciting ways of eating a healthy veggie meal. The taste and crunchiness of the peanut make it attractive even for kids.
Plus, peanuts are healthy, with many protein and fiber contents and healthy fats that benefit the heart.
You could use this recipe as a stand-alone or a side dish. If you want to make it a heavier meal, you could add tofu, shrimps, or chicken.
Here is a recipe to help you navigate through this healthy dish.
13. Chicken Corn Egg-Drop Soup
This is another healthy soup option on the list for all those that love soup. This chicken corn egg drop soup is the perfect dish for a cold day in fall and winter. The recipe contains chopped chicken, sweet corn, and eggs.
If you are not into sweet corn, you can decide to use any corn that suits you best. But it is advisable to use fresh corn to give the soup a tender texture and pleasant flavor.
You can always make this soup as a substitute for wonton soup or hot and sour soup. Here is a recipe you can rely on for this dish.
14. Chicken Scallion Rice Bowl
This mouthwatering dish comprises juicy tender chicken, onions, scallions in a Chinese brown sauce. This fantastic dish requires only twenty minutes of your time, and it will be ready.
You will need to stir-fry your chicken for this recipe which does not require much.
Most Chinese stir-fry recipes are simple and only require you to slice your chicken into pieces, coat them with corn starch, and then stir-fry in a wok or skillet.
Your chicken scallion will come out just like the ones you get from the restaurant.
This simple recipe can enable you to enjoy your favorite healthy meal from your home without spending expensively on restaurants. Here is a recipe for this delicious juicy chicken.
15. Baked General Tso Chicken
This baked chicken recipe is a healthy way of avoiding all the cholesterol that comes with deep-frying.
The chicken is tender and crispy, and it is baked in crushed cornflakes. The chicken is dressed in a sweet and sour sauce to give it an irresistible flavor.
This recipe is a much healthier version of General Tso chicken, and it maintains its crispiness and taste.
Other ingredients for this recipe include tomato paste, chicken broth, soy sauce, sesame seeds, rice vinegar, and granulated sugar.
You can check out this recipe for more instructions on how to prepare this healthy crispy chicken.
16. Homemade Fortune Cookies
Well, it would be nice to add a healthy snack to the list of healthy Chinese foods. These cookies come in handy when you crave some healthy snacking or hosting a group of friends at home, or throwing a party.
Making these cookies can be tricky and complicated at first glance, but they are worth every time and energy spent.
Here is a recipe to take you step-by-step as you make these fantastic healthy cookies.
17. Baby Broccoli with Oyster Sauce
Broccoli is one healthy vegetable that you can always count on for any occasion.
This simple but nutritious dish is an excellent way for vegans to enjoy their vegetables without being plain and tasteless. The oyster sauce is sweet with an umami flavor.
The broccoli needs to be fresh for a better experience, and baby Chinese Broccoli is softer and tender.
If you are using regular broccoli, peel the stems and trim off the edges because they can be tough.
Here is a recipe for this flavorful veggie recipe.
18. Farro Fried Rice
Farro fried rice is a healthier way for you to enjoy fried rice. This dish has a slightly nutty farro flavor combined with classic veggies like peas, carrots, and corn. It is a hearty warm meal that you could prepare for supper.
Farro is a healthy grain, chewy, soft, and contains cholesterol-lowering fibers. In addition, it contains vitamin B, iron, zinc and is heart-friendly.
This delicious meal only takes you forty minutes to prepare, and it is an excellent dish to add to the family diet.
Check out this recipe for more instructions on how to prepare this healthier option of fried rice.
19. General Tso Tofu
This is a flavorful vegan dish that is very easy to prepare. Tofu is a healthy substitute for chicken, especially if you want a pure vegan dish.
They are delicious and packed with many minerals and vitamins.
Tofu is high in protein, calcium, iron, manganese, potassium, zinc, copper, and selenium. Some properties in tofu help you fight harmful fatty acids and protect your heart from diseases.
This recipe contains baked tofu which is lower in cholesterol compared to the fried tofu. Here is a recipe for this delicious vegan dish.
20. Vegan Spring Rolls
If you are looking for a quick healthy snack or appetizer option, these vegan spring rolls are perfect. They are delicious, and they can be made with homemade wrapping papers.
They are stuffed with garlic, onion, carrots, soy granule, and Chinese cabbage.
This recipe uses homemade wrapping papers, which are easier to work with. All you need to make your wrapping papers are all-purpose flour, water, and salt. This recipe gives you detailed steps on how to prepare these rolls.
21. Vegetable Ramen Noodle Soup
Well, even if you are vegan, you can still comfortably enjoy a healthy noodle soup. These noodles are loaded with veggies to keep them healthy.
So you can use any vegetable that you have in your fridge in making this noodle soup.
This recipe contains organic ramen noodles, ginger, garlic, vegetable broth, carrot, zucchini, green onion, mushrooms, agave nectar, and fresh cilantro.
It is a delicious tasty dish that can become so addictive once you get used to making it. You can follow this recipe for more instructions.
22. Sweet and Sour Eggplant
There is no way we are going to conclude this list of recipes without mentioning the beloved eggplant. Eggplant is a healthy ingredient that you can call upon any time for a healthy dish.
Another fantastic thing about eggplants is that they absorb flavors that you add to them.
This dish is flavorful, and you can serve it together with rice, noodles, pasta, or as a stand-alone. It takes you only thirty minutes to prepare this sumptuous meal. Here is a recipe for this healthy dish.
23. Gluten-Free Chicken Dumplings
If you are craving some chicken dumplings and are afraid that the restaurant might not provide you with a gluten-free dish, you could easily prepare yours at home.
This recipe contains minced chicken, sauteed onions, garlic paste, chili peppers, and sauteed cabbage.
This recipe has a caramelized onion taste, with cabbages that make the chicken fillings a delight while chewing. It is a lovely and healthy way of enjoying your chicken meal.
Check out this blog for a step-by-step procedure on how to prepare these fantastic chicken dumplings.
24. Crispy Sesame Chicken
If you love chicken, you will understand the importance of having as many chicken recipes as possible; it is good to spice things up.
This crispy sesame chicken recipe is a healthy option to add to your diet plan for yourself and your family.
And you do not need to deep-fry to get the crispiness you require. Instead, you can ditch the plenty number of calories that you pick up from deep-frying and use this oven-baked method.
This recipe requires few ingredients, and the chicken nuggets are tossed in a sweet, garlicky sesame soy sauce.
The sweet and tangy sesame sauce used in this recipe gives your chicken nuggets an irresistible flavor. It takes you only 40 minutes to prepare this crispy delicious chicken recipe. You can check out this blog for more details.
25. Gluten-free Wonton Soup
If you love soup, here is a healthy option that might suit you perfectly. These tasty wraps filled with shrimps and chicken are delightful to the tastebuds as you bite into them.
The shrimps and chicken are juicy, and this recipe is easy to make.
The gluten-free wonton wraps are made with rice flour that accommodates those sensitive to gluten. Most store wonton wraps are not gluten-free, so it is satisfying to get a recipe that provides a healthy alternative.
This recipe takes roughly 40 minutes to prepare, and it is a lovely recipe to satisfy your soup cravings. You can check out this recipe for instructions on how to prepare this warm hearty soup.
26. Chinese Scallion Pancakes (Gluten-Free)
We all love pancakes; I mean, who wouldn’t love these easy-to-make delicious breakfast options? These gluten-free Chinese scallion pancakes are crispy, flavorful, and easy to make. You could add this recipe to your breakfast option.
Or, if you have kids at home, you could easily prepare this as a snack option. Also, we sometimes have to attend those potluck options, and we are always worried about what to make that most people will like.
These pancakes would be an excellent option for both gluten tolerant and gluten intolerant participants, and you will be sure of not taking any leftovers home.
You can serve these pancakes with any dipping sauce of your choice, and you are good to go. Here is a simple recipe to help you make these flavorful crispy gluten-free pancakes.
27. Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Vegan Dumplings
I am sure that when you think about Chinese dishes, one of those that come to mind is dumplings.
Well, these dumplings are common in Chinese recipes, and the one we have here is a plant-based option that is perfect for those with gluten sensitivity.
These dumplings pastries are stuffed with sweet potatoes, minced shallot, cube tofu, minced garlic. All these ingredients are wrapped with brown rice flour and tapioca flour.
You can serve these with any dipping sauce of your choice, or you could make this homemade sauce given in this recipe.
28. Gluten-Free Chinese Honey Chicken
This is one of the best gluten-free chicken recipes that you could easily make by yourself at home.
This exciting recipe has a delicious honey sauce. It is lightly pan-fried with olive oil, so you avoid all the oil that deep-fry recipes use.
It is lighter and healthier with lower cholesterol, and it is gluten-free. This recipe takes you less than 30 minutes to prepare, and it is a quick dinner option. You can check out this blog for this delicious chicken recipe.
29. Gluten-Free Chinese Orange Chicken
You can eat delicious healthy chicken prepared from the comfort of your home without having to spend money on restaurants.
So if you are craving some orange chicken, this is one recipe to help you achieve your desires.
This orange chicken recipe is delicious, healthy, and made with ingredients that you can trust.
The ingredients used, like cassava flour, avocado oil, garlic powder, and minced garlic, make this healthy chicken recipe exciting and fun.
You could keep things simple and healthier by serving this amazing chicken with broccoli or cauliflower.
Check out this blog to get more instructions about this delicious chicken.
This list has so many options, and you could decide to add as many as you want to your recipe.
So, if you are planning a diet or looking for a healthy recipe to add to your party list of dishes, you could easily pick from these options.
- Paleo Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Avocado Eggrolls
- Cream Cheese Wontons
- Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Shrimp Fried Rice
- Broccoli Beef
- Green Beans With Ground Turkey Rice
- Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
- Beef with Snow Peas
- Chicken Lo Mein
- Peanut Broccoli Stir-Fry
- Chicken Corn Egg-Drop Soup
- Chicken Scallion Rice Bowl
- Baked General Tso Chicken
- Homemade Fortune Cookies
- Baby Broccoli with Oyster Sauce
- Farro Fried Rice
- General Tso Tofu
- Vegan Spring Rolls
- Vegetable Ramen Noodle Soup
- Sweet and Sour Eggplant
- Gluten-Free Chicken Dumplings
- Crispy Sesame Chicken
- Gluten-free Wonton Soup
- Chinese Scallion Pancakes Gluten-Free
- Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Vegan Dumplings
- Gluten-Free Chinese Honey Chicken
- Gluten-Free Chinese Orange Chicken
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