10 High Calorie Chinese Dishes to Avoid, Plus Healthier Alternatives
Morgan Medeiros MSc
June 30, 2018

Chinese Food High Calories DishesEating out, or ordering in? If you’re heading to your favorite family-run Chinese restaurant or picking up the phone to grubhub your local takeout joint, you’re in luck! You can easily avoid those high calorie Chinese dishes.

We’ve broken down some of the most popular dishes below, letting you know how your favorites stack up.

Hoping to order a little healthier? Skip the high calorie Chinese dishes and be sure to check out lighter alternatives, listed below!

10. Chicken Egg Rolls (1): 230 Calories, 2g saturated fat, 34% max rec sodium

9. Crab Wontons (2): 185 Calories, 4.5g saturated fat, 21% max rec sodium

8. Beef with Broccoli: 670 Calories, 7g saturated fat, 91% max rec sodium

7. Mongolian Beef: 770 Calories, 9g saturated fat, 100% max rec sodium

6. Orange Chicken: 800 Calories,5g saturated fat, 72% max rec sodium

5. General Tso’s Chicken : 840 Calories, 5g saturated fat, 49% max rec sodium

4. Sweet and Sour Chicken: 860 Calories, 7g saturated fat, 24% max rec sodium

3. Chicken Lo Mein: 950 Calories, 4g saturated fat, 1+ day’s worth sodium

2. Kung Pao Chicken: 960 Calories, 9g saturated fat, 62% max rec sodium

1. Chicken Fried Rice: 1100 Calories, 5g saturated fat, 68% max rec sodium

Healthier Alternatives to The High Calorie Chinese Dishes

1. Shrimp with Lobster Sauce: 500 Calories, 5g saturated fat, 1+ day’s worth sodium
2. Chicken with Broccoli: 480 Calories, 2g saturated fat, 59% max rec sodium
3. Egg Drop Soup (Bowl): 270 Calories, 2g saturated fat, 1+ day’s worth sodium

Morgan Medeiros is a certified nutritionist, holding a both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Morgan completed her undergraduate education at Central Washington University, and her graduate education at Northeastern University. During her time as a graduate student, Morgan focused her area of expertise in health education, weight management, and behavioral change. Morgan has experience working in areas of nutritional neuroscience and disease prevention, obesity prevention, and weight loss. Morgan also works in areas of nutritional analysis and menu labeling for restaurants, where she is able to creatively bridge her interest in food culture and health education. In her free time, Morgan enjoys traveling, reading, writing, running, and spending time with her family and friends (including- most importantly- her dog, Clyde).

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