Panda Express: String Bean Chicken Breast
As a registered dietitian, I’m always on the lookout for healthy dishes I can grab on the go. And if you’re looking for the highest-fiber entrée on the menu, this healthy Chinese food option is for you. This dish boasts 4 grams of fiber with less than 600 mg of sodium. String beans are good sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, and even iron. The sauce, loaded with health-boosting ginger, provides anti-inflammatory benefits. At only 190 calories per serving, this chicken entrée is a smart choice.
Pei Wei: Thai Dynamite Steamed Shrimp
Spicy and satisfying, the small serving of this entrée contains only 290 calories. Thai basil contains vitamin C and other antioxidants, adding a unique flavor to the shrimp. Opting for the steamed version over fried saves tons of fat calories (about 200!). Swapping lettuce cups for rice saves about 250 calories. Sriracha sauce contains capsaicin, shown to boost metabolism and improve mood and memory. Total winner! Find out the 17 “healthy” foods you should avoid.